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Friday, March 15, 2019

Inspur Showcases New Artificial Intelligence Computing Technologies and Partnerships at 2019 OCP Global Summit

Expanded lineup of the world’s most powerful AI computing platforms highlight Inspur’s leadership in enabling next-generation cloud applications

SAN JOSE, Calif.March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Inspur, ranked No. 3 by IDC and Gartner in the worldwide x86 server market for 2018, today at 2019 Open Compute Project (OCP) Global Summit showcased three new artificial intelligence (AI) computing solutions and new joint initiatives with OCP.  The announcements are the latest examples of Inspur’s leadership in providing the world’s most powerful AI server platforms and Inspur’s continuous effort in driving open computing technologies.

Inspur announced the world’s first NVSwitch-enabled 16-GPU fully connected GPU expansion box, the GX5, which is also part of an advanced new architecture that combines the 16-GPU box with an Inspur 4-socket Olympus server (NF8380M5). Featuring 80 CPU cores, the new combined solution is ideal for demanding deep-learning applications that require maximum throughput across multiple workloads. The Inspur NF8380M5 4-socket Olympus server is going through the OCP Contribution and OCP Accepted™ recognition process.

Inspur also launched the 8-GPU box ON5388M5 with NVLink 2.0, as a new OCP contribution-in-process for 8-GPU box solutions. The Inspur solution offers two new topologies for different AI applications, such as autonomous driving and voice recongnition.

In other news today, Inspur announced the first High-Density Cloud-Optimized Platform (the Inspur NF8260M5 server) that has been validated for the future generation Intel® Xeon Scalable Processor and optimized with Intel® OptaneDC persistent memory.

Finally, in support of OCP’s announcement earlier today of the OCP Accelerator Mezzanine Module (OAM) Project, Inspur is joining the project group to collaborate on the module and design specifications.

“With these new, industry-leading solutions, our work with great partners and OCP, and with our commitment to open platforms, Inspur continues to pioneer the technologies that enable AI and the cloud to live up to their promises and potential,” said John Hu, VP of the Inspur Group.