Bengaluru, NFAPost: As part of its initiative to further expand its market reach, NVIDIA announced extention of its collaboration with Lenovo to include participation in NVIDIA’s early access programme in support of Project Monterey, which is designed to modernise enterprise data centers with the security and performance of NVIDIA® BlueField® data processing units.
Announced by VMware with NVIDIA and ecosystem partners at VMworld 2020, Project Monterey aims to improve the performance, manageability and security of enterprise data centers through the latest networking technologies, including NVIDIA BlueField DPUs.
Built for artificial intelligence (AI) and accelerated computing, BlueField DPUs enable delivery of applications at any scale by offloading, accelerating and isolating data center workloads.
NVIDIA, Lenovo and VMware are collaborating to evolve the architecture of the data center, cloud and edge to be software-defined and hardware-accelerated for tackling modern workloads, such as AI and machine learning (ML).
The early access programme allows enterprises to tap into VMware-enabled preconfigured clusters accelerated by BlueField-powered servers, including Lenovo ThinkAgile VX and ThinkSystem Ready-Nodes.
NVIDIA Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise and Edge Computing Justin Boitano said AI is transforming data centers, driving demand for new workloads and architectures.
“Lenovo’s collaboration in our Project Monterey early access program is a key step in allowing enterprises to embrace AI’s transformational benefits while tackling security and performance challenges,” said Justin Boitano.
Lenovo ISG vice president and general manager of Server, Storage and Software Defined Solutions Kamran Amini said Lenovo and NVIDIA’s collaboration on the Project Monterey early access program enables a fundamental solution shift towards advanced, DPU-powered data center architecture.
“NVIDIA BlueField DPUs provide performance and security which enhance the modern data center that is software defined and hardware accelerated,” said Kamran Amini.
Organisations can register for NVIDIA’s early access program at https://www.nvidia.com/en- us/networking/project-monterey/.