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Data Center Infrastructure Provider Inspur AI Server Wins Award

Prestigious Awards Program Recognizes Outstanding Data Technology Products and Companies

Inspur Information, a leading IT infrastructure solutions provider today announced that its Inspur AI server NF5488A5 has been selected as the winner of the “Server Solution of the Year” award in the 2021 Data Breakthrough Awards program conducted by Data Breakthrough, an independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global data technology market today.

Inspur Information offers products ranging from modular data center building blocks to rack-to-scale solutions, and designs and builds custom compute, storage, and GPU servers for a variety of verticals, including AI and deep learning. The NF5488A5 is Inspur’s flagship AI server, which is powered by eight NVIDIA A100 GPUs, interconnected with the third-generation NVLink and two AMD CPUs supporting PCIe 4.0.

The NF5488A5 provides users with ultra-high-speed bandwidth while also offering powerful computing support for various AI scenarios. Along with AI computing power, users have mature ecosystem support for the most challenging AI applications, including intelligent customer service, financial analysis, smart cities and intelligent language processing.

“Inspur’s AI servers are designed to process larger amounts of data in a single node that could significantly reduce memory overhead in the communication between data or models in parallel,” said Liu Jun, GM of AI & HPC at Inspur Information. “Ultimately, we’re delivering a 15 percent performance increase in AI model training with tens of billions of parameters, pushing forward the frontier of AI computing. This 2021 Data Breakthrough Award serves a strong validation of our breakthrough product portfolio and we are extremely proud to receive this industry recognition. ”

The Data Breakthrough Awards is the premier awards program founded to recognize the data technology innovators, leaders and visionaries from around the world in a range of categories, including Data Analytics, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Data Storage and many more. The second annual Data Breakthrough Award program attracted more than 1,450 nominations from across the globe this year.

“Inspur Information offers a full-stack AI product portfolio and continues to develop better, smarter end-to-end solutions that help businesses leverage and tackle high performance workloads in the data center,” said James Johnson, Managing Director, Data Breakthrough. “We are pleased to be able to recognize their NF5488A5 solution as our pick for ‘Server Solution of the Year.’ The NF5488A5 achieves a perfect balance between exceptional AI computing performance and a compact form factor. It is the first in the world to support eight GPUs in a 4U form factor while delivering outstanding performance of 5 petaFLOPS and ultra-high data throughput. With Inspur’s patented technology for multi-dimensional cooling, the server can operate reliably and stably in a 40℃ environment. Its modular CBB (Common Building Block) design concept enables diversified architecture expansion and speeds up product iteration. Meticulous attention to detail boosts data transmission stability and makes it easier to eject and plug the high-density connectors, enabling much safer and more convenient operations and maintenance. Congratulations to the entire team at Inspur.”

Inspur fosters close partnerships with leading AI customers and empowers them to enhance performance in AI applications like voice, image, video, language and search. Inspur is fully engaged in the development of AI infrastructures on three platforms, including computing platform, resource platform, and algorithm toolkit for its industry customers.

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