NVIDIA-Certified Systems

This document lists the systems that have been tested with the latest NVIDIA GPUs and NVIDIA Mellanox networking and are evaluated by NVIDIA engineers for performance, functionality, scalability, and security.

1. NVIDIA-Certified Systems

The NVIDIA-Certified Systems program has assembled the industry’s most complete set of accelerated workload performance tests to help its partners deliver the highest performing systems. NVIDIA-Certified Systems are tested with the most powerful enterprise NVIDIA GPUs and NVIDIA Mellanox networking and are evaluated by NVIDIA engineers for performance, functionality, scalability, and security. NVIDIA-Certified Systems have been proven to deliver predictable performance and enable enterprises to quickly deploy optimized platforms for AI, Data Analytics, HPC, and other accelerated workloads. Guidelines for configuring NVIDIA-Certified Systems to achieve best results for running a range of accelerated computing workloads can be found here.

The NVIDIA NGC Catalog is the hub for GPU-accelerated and network-optimized software for AI and other compute-intensive workloads. It simplifies deployments and shortens time-to-solution with curated containers, pre-trained models, resources, SDKs, and Helm charts. NGC software runs on a wide variety of NVIDIA GPU-accelerated platforms, including NVIDIA DGX™ Systems, on-premises servers from NVIDIA partners, and leading cloud platforms. NVIDIA-Certified Systems are tested using software from the NGC Catalog and customers can choose to purchase enterprise-grade support through NVIDIA-Certified Systems Software Support. NVIDIA-Certified Systems Software Support provides direct access to NVIDIA subject matter experts who can quickly address software issues, to minimize system downtime and maximize system utilization and user productivity.

NVIDIA-Certified systems are tested with NVIDIA networking but can be purchased and deployed by customers with their choice of networking. NVIDIA OEM partners resell NVIDIA-Certified Systems Software Support for NVIDIA-Certified systems that can be configured with any network adaptors and deployed in any data center.

2. List of NVIDIA-Certified Systems

NVIDIA-Certified Systems have successfully completed a rigorous suite of functional and performance tests and have demonstrated their ability to deliver high performance both as standalone AI systems and as parts of a networked multi-node cluster.

NVIDIA-Certified Systems testing includes measures of:

  • Single and multi-GPU Deep Learning training performance using TensorFlow and PyTorch

  • High volume, low latency inference using NVIDIA TensorRT and TRITON

  • GPU-Accelerated Data Analytics & Machine Learning using RAPIDS

  • Application development using the NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit and the NVIDIA HPC SDK

  • Multi-Node Deep Learning training performance

  • High bandwidth, low latency networking, and accelerated packet processing

  • System level security and hardware-based key management





NVIDIA-Certified Servers

The following systems have been validated by NVIDIA as NVIDIA-Certified Systems.

Manufacturer Server Supported NVIDIA GPU
ASUS ESC4000A-E10 NVIDIA A100 for PCIe
ATOS BullSequana X410-A5 NVIDIA A100 for PCIe
Dell EMC PowerEdge R7525 NVIDIA A100 for PCIe, NVIDIA A40, NVIDIA T4
Dell EMC PowerEdge R740/R740xd NVIDIA A100 for PCIe, NVIDIA T4
Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX2540 M5 NVIDIA A100 for PCIe, NVIDIA T4
Gigabyte G242-Z11 NVIDIA A100 for PCIe, NVIDIA T4
Gigabyte G482-Z54 NVIDIA A100 for PCIe
Gigabyte G492-Z51 NVIDIA A100 for PCIe
Gigabyte R281-G30 NVIDIA A100 for PCIe, NVIDIA T4
Gigabyte R282-Z96 NVIDIA A100 for PCIe
H3C A100 Server R5500 G5 NVIDIA HGX A100 - 8 GPU
HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 NVIDIA A100 for PCIe, NVIDIA T4
HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 NVIDIA A100 for PCIe
Inspur NF5468A5 NVIDIA A100 for PCIe, NVIDIA T4
Inspur NF5468M6 NVIDIA A100 for PCIe
Inspur NF5488A5 NVIDIA HGX A100 - 8 GPU
Lenovo ThinkSystem SR665 NVIDIA A100 for PCIe
QCT QuantaGrid D43N-3U NVIDIA A100 for PCIe
Supermicro A+ Server AS-2124GQ-NART NVIDIA HGX A100 - 4 GPU
Supermicro A+ Server AS-4124GO-NART NVIDIA HGX A100 - 8 GPU
Supermicro A+ Server AS-4124GS-TNR NVIDIA A100 for PCIe

3. NVIDIA-Certified Systems Supported Software

NVIDIA-Certified Systems Testing Software Environment

NVIDIA-Certified systems are tested in a standardized software environment that provides the highest levels of stability and performance. The current software test environment for NVIDIA-Certified systems uses production versions of the following:

  • Ubuntu 20.04
  • NVIDIA drivers
  • MLNX_OFED network adaptor drivers
  • Docker CE
  • NVIDIA Container Runtime

NVIDIA also supports its AI software running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS. More details about OS support can be found at https://docs.nvidia.com/deeplearning/frameworks/support-matrix/index.html.

List of NVIDIA-Certified systems Supported Software

NVIDIA supports the following software running on NVIDIA-Certified systems:

Containers published on NGC by 3rd parties are supported by their respective publishers.

Free online support for NGC is available on the NVIDIA Developer Forums .

Enterprise support subscriptions for NVIDIA-Certified systems are available through NVIDIA-Certified Systems Software Support.

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