Softline supplied ETU LETI with an NVIDIA DGX A100 supercomputer, completed the commissioning fully, and created an operating procedure, that makes it possible to scale up in the future.
To train students of the Department of Software Engineering and Computer Applications at the Faculty of Computer Science and Technology, the university required a solution that enabled mathematical modeling for developing computation testing algorithms.
After evaluating the bids, the NVIDIA DGX A100 solution proposed by Softline was recognized as the best. This supercomputer is a versatile system for all types of AI workloads and offers high compute density, flexibility and performance. Members of the Softline team held a series of events for the university management showcasing the power of the supercomputer to demonstrate the extensive functionality of the system to the customer. Then, after examining all facilities in operation and in construction they identified the best location for the hardware. When all the preparations were completed, Softline delivered the NVIDIA DGX A100 supercomputer to the site, commissioned the system and delivered an operating procedure prepared by the engineers and the architect of Softline, that makes it possible to scale up in the future.
The NVIDIA DGX™ A100 is the world's first 5 petaflops general-purpose system for all artificial intelligence (AI) workloads, offering the highest compute density and flexibility. The NVIDIA DGX A100 features the world's most powerful NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU enabling companies to combine data analytics, training, and inference in a unified, and easy-to-deploy AI infrastructure with support from NVIDIA AI experts.
“As soon as we agreed on the contract terms, we promptly arranged the assembly of the hardware and its subsequent dispatch to Russia. It took just one working day to ship, install, connect the supercomputer to all systems, complete the commissioning, and train the university technicians instead of the three days stipulated by the state contract. As a result, the university received the most advanced technology platform that includes the best data science tools. We will be happy to further expand our partnership with LETI and are ready to provide technical support, train university technicians and, in general, develop the technological base of the university. This is not the first project that Softline has successfully implemented with NVIDIA. NVIDIA AI solutions have already been installed in a number of educational and scientific institutions, for example, at the Institute of Applied Semiotics of the Academy of Sciences of Tatarstan and the Almetyevsk State Oil Institute. Our commercial customers include PJSC VimpelCom. We are an authorized NVIDIA Partner for DGX systems and are expanding our cooperation. Implementing projects with the comprehensive vendor support helps Softline enhance expertise with the industry. It enables us to successfully meet the needs of the most demanding customers” – says Anton Yudin.
“Now students of the Faculty of Computer Science and Technology of ETU LETI learn using the power of the NVIDIA DGX A100 supercomputer. Members of the Softline team were actively involved in all stages of the project, but I would say that identification of the site for the hardware can be mentioned as a separate point. Various options were discussed with us pretty much until the very last moment. It was also important for us to have specialists of the service provider certified by NVIDIA. Members of the Softline team have proven their highly professional expertise” – says the head of the Department of Software Engineering and Computer Applications at ETU LETI Kirill Krinkin.