Oracle and NVIDIA collaborate on AI supercomputing service

Oracle is partnering with NVIDIA to offer a new AI supercomputing service called NVIDIA DGX Cloud, which will be available immediately, using the new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s (OCI) Supercluster.

NVIDIA DGX Cloud gives enterprises immediate access to the infrastructure and software needed to train advanced models for generative AI and other applications. Providing dedicated clusters of NVIDIA DGX AI supercomputing, paired with NVIDIA AI software, the service makes it possible for every enterprise to access its own AI supercomputer using a simple web browser, removing the complexity of acquiring, deploying and managing on-premises infrastructure.

In addition, NVIDIA is running NVIDIA AI Foundations, its new generative AI cloud services, through DGX Cloud on OCI, which include model-making for language, images, video, 3D and biology.

NVIDIA is also working with other cloud providers to provide similar services, but Oracle is its first partner to go live with an offering. The manufacturer had first announced its intent to launch the DGX Cloud Service in partnership with cloud service providers in the beginning of March when quarterly earnings were released. Moving forward, DGX Cloud also will be supported by Microsoft, Google Cloud and other cloud providers, NVIDIA has announced.

OCI’s new Supercluster includes OCI Compute Bare Metal, which provides an ultralow-latency RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) cluster based on networking technology, and a choice of high performance computing storage options.

“OCI is the first platform to offer an AI supercomputer at scale to thousands of customers across every industry. This is a critical capability as more and more organizations require computing resources for their unique AI use cases. To support this demand, we continue to expand our work with NVIDIA,” said Clay Magouyrk, executive vice president, OCI.

“The limitless opportunities for AI-driven innovation are helping transform virtually every business. NVIDIA’s collaboration with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure puts the extraordinary supercomputing performance of NVIDIA’s accelerated computing platform within reach of every enterprise,” said Manuvir Das, vice president of enterprise computing, NVIDIA.