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Tech Data brings Nvidia deep learning HPC GPUs to local market

03 May 2017

Tech Data has signed an deal with Nvidia which will see it providing the vendor’s GPU solutions – including the vendor’s deep learning DGX-1 offering.

The new deal will see Tech Data’s Technology Solutions business – previously part of Avnet – providing Nvidia’s GPU offerings to across Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Technology Solutions will be the sole ANZ and ASEAN distributor of NVIDIA’s DGX-1 deep learning system, which the vendor dubs ‘the world’s first AI supercomputer in a box’.

The offering was purpose built for deep learning and AI accelerated analytics, with Nvidia claiming it delivers performance equal to 250 x86 conventional servers.

The offering comes fully integrated with hardware, deep learning software, development tools and runs popular accelerated analytics applications.

William Chu, Tech Data Asia Pacific president, says offering the DGX-1 will expand Technology Solutions’ ability to provide high-growth, next generation solutions for partners.

“Our solutions specialist approach is all about driving faster innovation and speeding time to market, which is exactly what Nvidia’s deep learning system does,” Chu says.

“We look forward to creating new opportunities for our partners across ASEAN and ANZ, leveraging this ground-breaking technology.”

Technology Solutions says Nvidia’s GPU solutions help high-performance computing customers drive business growth in the expanding industries of life sciences, finance, oil and gas and manufacturing, as well as artificial intelligence, deep learning, supercomputing, visualisation and virtual reality.

The deal is an expansion of an existing relationship between Nvidia and Technology Solutions in EMEA.

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