CoreWeave has launched a cloud platform dedicated to artificial intelligence in partnership with data storage company Vast Data.
The platform has been designed for workloads including generative AI, high-performance computing (HPC), and visual effects workloads (VFX), and uses CoreWeave's Nvidia DGX SuperPOD offering.
"CoreWeave’s customers demand the most secure and scalable solutions on top of the industry’s fastest and most flexible infrastructure to keep their data safe," Michael Intrator, CEO and co-founder of CoreWeave, said.
“We’re delighted to partner with Vast Data to deliver a multi-tenant and zero-trust environment purpose-built for accelerated compute use cases like machine learning, VFX and rendering, Pixel Streaming, and batch processing that’s up to 35 times faster and 80 percent less expensive than legacy cloud providers. This partnership is rooted in a deep technical collaboration that will push the boundaries of data-driven accelerated computing to deliver the world’s most optimized AI cloud platform.”
According to the companies, CoreWeave did "extensive research and testing" before selecting Vast Data, ultimately selecting it due to its existing scale and multi-tenant AI "capabilities."
“Since our earliest days, Vast Data has had a single vision of building an architecture that could power the needs of the most demanding cloud-scale AI applications," said Renen Hallak, founder and CEO of Vast Data.
"We could not imagine a better cloud platform to realize this vision than what we’re creating with CoreWeave. We are humbled and honored to partner with the CoreWeave team to push the boundaries of modern AI computing and to build the infrastructure that will serve as the foundation of tomorrow’s AI-powered discoveries.”
In August of this year, CoreWeave raised $2.3bn in debt financing to expand its AI-focused GPU cloud platform.
CoreWeave has more than 3,500 Nvidia H100 Tensor Core GPUs available to its customers. Due to the GPU supply shortage, the company previously signed a deal with Microsoft, which hosts OpenAI, to give the larger cloud provider access to some of its GPUs.
Nvidia began offering DGX as a cloud supercomputing service in March 2023, allowing enterprises to access the software and infrastructure to train advanced models for generative AI and other applications. At the time, the cloud instances were offered for $36,999 per month.
Earlier this week, French telecoms company Iliad purchased a Nvidia DGX SuperPOD with 1,016 H100 GPUs. That system is planned to be made available through the cloud subsidiary Scaleway.
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