Supermicro Adds AI-Focused Systems to H13 JumpStart Program

Supermicro is now letting you validate, test and benchmark AI workloads on its AMD-based H13 systems right from your browser. 

  • February 28, 2024 | Author: KJ Jacoby
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Supermicro has added new AI-workload-optimized GPU systems to its popular H13 JumpStart program. This means you and your customers can validate, test and benchmark AI workloads on a Supermicro H13 system right from your PC’s browser.

The JumpStart program offers remote sessions to fully configured Supermicro systems with SSH, VNC, and web IPMI. These systems feature the latest AMD EPYC 9004 Series Processors with up to 128 ‘Zen 4c’ cores per socket, DDR5 memory, PCIe 5.0, and CXL 1.1 peripherals support.

In addition to previously available models, Supermicro has added the H13 4U GPU System with dual AMD EPYC 9334 processors and Nvidia L40S AI-focused universal GPUs. This H13 configuration is designed for heavy AI workloads, including applications that leverage machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL).

3 simple steps

The engineers at Supermicro know the value of your customer’s time. So, they made it easy to initiate a session and get down to business. The process is as simple as 1, 2, 3:

  • Select a system: Go to the main H13 JumpStart page, then scroll down and click one of the red “Get Access” buttons to browse available systems. Then click “Select Access” to pick a date and time slot. On the next page, select the configuration and press “Schedule” and then “Confirm.”
  • Sign In: log in with a Supermicro SSO account to access the JumpStart program. If you or your customers don’t already have an account, creating a new account is both free and easy.
  • Initiate secure access: When the scheduled time arrives, begin the session by visiting the JumpStart page. Each server will include documentation and instructions to help you get started quickly.

So very secure

Security is built into the program. For instance, the server is not on a public IP address. Nor is it directly addressable to the Internet. Supermicro sets up the jump server as a proxy, and this provides access to only the server you or your customer are authorized to test.

And there’s more. After your JumpStart session ends, the server is manually secure-erased, the BIOS and firmware are re-flashed, and the OS is reinstalled with new credentials. That way, you can be sure any data you’ve sent to the H13 system will disappear once the session ends.

Supermicro is serious about its security policies. However, the company still warns users to keep sensitive data to themselves. The JumpStart program is meant for benchmarking, testing and validation only. In their words, “processing sensitive data on the demo server is expressly prohibited.”

Keep up with the times

Supermicro’s expertly designed H13 systems are at the core of the JumpStart program, with new models added regularly to address typical workloads.

In addition to the latest GPU systems, the program also features hardware focused on evolving data center roles. This includes the Supermicro H13 CloudDC system, an all-in-one rackmount platform for cloud data centers. Supermicro CloudDC systems include single AMD EPYC 9004 series processors and up to 10 hot-swap NVMe/SATA/SAS drives.

You can also initiate JumpStart sessions on Supermicro Hyper Servers. These multi-use machines are optimized for tasks including cloud, 5G core, edge, telecom and hyperconverged storage.

Supermicro Hyper Servers included in the company’s JumpStart program offer single or dual processor configurations featuring AMD EPYC 9004 processors and up to 8TB of DDR5 memory in a 1U or 2U form factor.

Helping your customers test and validate a Supermicro H13 system for AI is now easy. Just get a JumpStart.

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