Red Hat Expands Alliance with NVIDIA to Accelerate and Scale AI/ML Workloads Across Hybrid Cloud Environments

Collaboration brings commercial support for NVIDIA GPU-accelerated
workloads running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift
Container Platform

BOSTON – RED HAT SUMMIT–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced it has deepened its alliance with NVIDIA to
accelerate the enterprise adoption of AI, machine learning and data
analytics workloads in production environments, and is launching an early
access program for prospective customers
. By combining Red Hat’s
leading enterprise open source software solutions with NVIDIA’s
innovative GPU hardware, CUDA-X acceleration libraries, and NGC
container registry, the companies are demonstrating new capabilities for
running GPU-accelerated workloads across the hybrid
cloud
. The NGC container registry provides a rich catalog of
GPU-accelerated AI/ML and data analytics containers that can run on a
foundation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift Container
Platform with supported NVIDIA GPUs on-premise and in the cloud.

It starts with Linux: building the future on the right foundation

Fueled by an ever-increasing global data pool, technologies like AI/ML
are changing the business landscape through automation,
optimization and analysis. From fraud detection in financial services to
recommendation engines in entertainment and e-commerce, data-driven AI
computing is having an impact throughout the enterprise. These advances
are enabled by accelerated computing technology from NVIDIA, which aims
to push the boundaries of what is possible and—along with Red Hat—help
to democratize the same computational resources powering
the fastest supercomputers
in the world.

The operating system is the heartbeat of these systems, and Linux
is a de facto standard for running highly available, reliable, and
critical workloads in data centers and cloud deployments. The
combination of Red Hat and NVIDIA technologies enables applications to
more efficiently tap into the raw computational power needed to run
resource-intensive workloads and scale them across hybrid environments.

In October 2018, Red
Hat announced
the certification of Red
Hat Enterprise Linux
on NVIDIA® DGX-1™ systems, opening the door for
enterprises to more easily move GPU-accelerated workloads from
experimental, sandbox test environments into production. Building on
this work, the companies have now certified Red Hat Enterprise Linux on
additional NVIDIA-powered computing platforms, including NVIDIA DGX-2 AI
systems and NVIDIA T4 GPU-powered systems available from the world’s
leading server manufacturers.

From the data center to the cloud: running a consistent,
standards-based operating environment at cloud scale

Cloud-native
application development
describes the process of building
applications using fine-grained components such as microservices and
deploying them in Linux
containers
where they can be managed by a container platform. This
provides a greater level of consistency, availability, portability and
scale over traditional applications, making it well-suited for running
accelerated applications across private, public and hybrid clouds.

Red
Hat OpenShift Container Platform
is the industry’s most
comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform: a security-focused,
consistent foundation to deliver applications across the hybrid cloud,
with full-stack automated operations and more streamlined developer
workflows to help get to market faster. In collaboration with NVIDIA,
the platform is extended to support NVIDIA GPU-accelerated systems in
container environments.

To encapsulate large scale AI/ML container deployment and management
practices, Red Hat and NVIDIA are working on a joint reference
architecture that takes advantage of OpenShift
Operators
to better streamline customer implementations in
enterprise data centers. This work aims to help prospective and current
enterprises customers to accelerate their adoption of AI and data
analytics at scale.

Tune in to the Red
Hat Summit livestream
on Thursday, May 9, 2019, from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
EDT to hear Red Hat Chief Technology Officer Chris Wright and NVIDIA
Vice President of Computing Software Chris Lamb discuss details about
the companies’ expanded alliance and ongoing collaborative work.

Supporting Quotes

Chris Wright, chief technology officer, Red Hat
“Technologies
like artificial intelligence and machine learning are fundamentally
changing the way we do business; however, enterprises are still facing
challenges related to compatibility and support for these workloads.
Through our work with NVIDIA, we are combining leading hardware and
software to deliver solutions to address these challenges and help lay
the foundation for data-driven innovation to thrive.”

Chris Lamb, vice president, Computing Software, NVIDIA
“Today’s
enterprises running AI and analytics workloads at scale need world-class
accelerated computing technology combined with easy-to-use, advanced
software management tools. Through our expanded collaboration, NVIDIA
and Red Hat are enabling businesses and organizations worldwide to more
effortlessly explore and deploy AI and analytics at scale.”

Steve Conway, senior vice president of research, Hyperion Research
“High-performance
technologies are moving at a brisk rate into enterprise data centers to
accelerate product development and business operations – including
financial services, ERP and sales analysis, fraud detection and
cybersecurity, and machine learning-AI. The hybrid cloud solutions from
Red Hat and NVIDIA are designed to make accelerated computing use easier
for enterprises on-premise and in the cloud.”

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