AMAX Announces StorMax® 200Gb/s Storage Systems for Deploying Integrated AI Computing at Scale

Built on AMAX award-winning systems, StorMax® brings the storage speeds needed to match today’s most accelerated workloads

FREMONT, CA, October 6, 2020 – AMAX’s HPC and AI Solutions Group announced the launch of its updated ultra-high performance storage solution series, StorMax®, all-flash and hybrid flash storage solutions featuring 200Gb/s NVMe over Fabrics on InfiniBand with NVIDIA® Mellanox® ConnectX-6 adapters. StorMax® platforms are the highest performance, most secure and scalable architectures in the market, with unmatched price-performance storage capability that accelerates all AI computing, database, big data analytics, cloud, web 2.0, and video processing data.

As an Elite NVIDIA partner, AMAX designed the StorMax® high-performance storage series to optimally pair with the latest NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU compute solutions combined with NVIDIA Mellanox 200Gb/s high-speed networking to supply compute and storage I/O through streamlined parallelism, performance and scale.

“With the availability of NVIDIA Mellanox 200Gb/s networking for GPU compute and storage as the new standard connectivity for server platforms hosting NVIDIA A100 GPUs, we see an immediate need for high bandwidth, low latency, NVMe storage solutions matching GPU server bandwidth,” said Dr. Rene Meyer, VP of Technology and Product Development at AMAX. “Maximizing storage bandwidth will reduce GPU idle time, while shared storage allows for more effective management of training data lakes for parallel training in GPU cluster and multi-user settings. We are excited to announce our 200Gb/s NVMe stand alone and scale out storage solutions as part of our NVIDIA A100 GPU turnkey solutions.”

The StorMax® series features NVIDIA Mellanox ConnectX-6 with Virtual Protocol Interconnect® offering two ports of 200Gb/s HDR InfiniBand and Ethernet connectivity, extremely low latency, and a throughput of 215 million messages per second. Mellanox ConnectX-6 cards bring crucial innovation to network security by providing block-level encryption, as well as smart offloads saving precious CPU and GPU cycles.

In addition, AMAX’s StorMax® 200Gb/s storage systems deliver low-latency distributed block storage for web-scale applications, enabling shared NVMe across any network and supports any local or distributed file system. StorMax® features an intelligent management layer that abstracts underlying hardware with CPU offload, creates logical volumes with redundancy, and provides centralized, intelligent management and monitoring. All applications benefit from the ultra-low latency, extremely high throughput and high IOPS of a local NVMe device with the convenience of centralized storage while avoiding proprietary hardware lock-in and dramatically reducing the overall TCO.

AMAX’s StorMax® series 200Gb/s systems include:

  • StorMax® A-1110NV: 1U single-socket AMD EPYC processor All-Flash storage server, with 10 x 2.5” hot-swap NVMe U.2 drive bays
  • StorMax® A-2440L: 2U 4-node single-socket AMD EPYC processor storage server, with 24 x 2.5″ hot-swap NVMe U.2 drive bays (6 x bays per node)

AMAX’s StorMax® storage solutions coupled with NVIDIA A100 GPU servers are ideal for companies tackling today’s toughest compute challenges. Customers now have simple access to a world-class supercomputing infrastructure that delivers the highest performance and scalability to accelerate the world’s largest AI workloads.

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