The NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU delivers unprecedented acceleration for AI, data analytics, and high-performance computing (HPC) to tackle the world’s toughest computing challenges. With third-generation NVIDIA Tensor Cores providing a huge performance boost, the A100 GPU can efficiently scale up to the thousands or, with Multi-Instance GPU, be allocated as seven smaller, dedicated instances to accelerate workloads of all sizes.
With MIG, the eight A100 GPUs in DGX A100 can be configured into as many as 56 GPU instances, each fully isolated with their own high-bandwidth memory, cache, and compute cores. This allows administrators to right-size GPUs with guaranteed quality of service (QoS) for multiple workloads.
NVLINK & NVSWITCH
The third generation of NVIDIA® NVLink™ in DGX A100 doubles the GPU-to-GPU direct bandwidth to 600 gigabytes per second (GB/s), almost 10X higher than PCIe Gen4. DGX A100 also features next-generation NVIDIA NVSwitch™, which is 2X times faster than the previous generation.
DGX A100 features the latest Mellanox ConnectX-6 VPI HDR InfiniBand/Ethernet adapters, each running at 200 gigabits per second (Gb/s) to create a high-speed fabric for large-scale AI workloads.
Optimized Software Stack
DGX A100 integrates a tested and optimized DGX software stack, including an AI-tuned base operating system, all necessary system software, and GPU-accelerated applications, pre-trained models, and more from NGC™.
DGX A100 delivers the most robust security posture for AI deployments, with a multi-layered approach stretching across the baseboard management controller (BMC), CPU board, GPU board, self-encrypted drives, and secure boot.
Major deep learning frameworks pre-installed
ESSENTIAL BUILDING BLOCK OF THE AI DATA CENTER
Universal AI system
NVIDIA DGX A100 is the universal system for all AI infrastructure, from analytics to training to inference. It sets a new bar for compute density, packing 5 petaFLOPS of AI performance into a 6U form factor, replacing legacy infrastructure silos with one platform for every AI workload.
DGXperts: Integrated Access to AI Expertise
NVIDIA DGXperts are a global team of 14,000+ AI-fluent professionals who have built a wealth of experience over the last decade to help you maximize the value of your DGX investment.
Fastest Time To Solution
NVIDIA DGX A100 is the world’s first AI system built on the NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU. Integrating eight A100 GPUs, the system provides unprecedented acceleration and is fully optimized for NVIDIA CUDA-X™ software and the end-to-end NVIDIA data center solution stack.
Unmatched Data Center Scalability
NVIDIA DGX A100 features Mellanox ConnectX-6 VPI HDR InfiniBand/Ethernet network adapters with 450 gigabytes per second (GB/s) of peak bi-directional bandwidth. This is one of the many features that make DGX A100 the foundational building block for large AI clusters such as NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD™, the enterprise blueprint for scalable AI infrastructure.
GAME CHANGING PERFORMANCE
Faster Analytics Means Deeper Insights to Fuel AI Development
BERT Pre-Training Throughput using PyTorch including (2/3)Phase 1 and (1/3)Phase 2. Phase 1 Seq Len = 128, Phase 2 Seq Len = 512. V100: DGX-1 with 8X V100 using FP32 precision. DGX A100: DGX A100 with 8X A100 using TF32 precision.
Faster Inference Increases ROI Through Maximized System Utilization