Equinix is launching a fully managed private cloud service for customers to acquire their own Nvidia DGX AI supercomputers, hosted in Equinix data centers.

Equinix will install and operate the Nvidia SuperPOD on behalf of customers in the data center company's International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers around the world.

Customers will be able to operate their AI infrastructure in close proximity to their data center environments, the provider said.

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The solution, dubbed Equinix Private AI with Nvidia DGX, is available immediately, with customers in sectors including biopharma, financial services, software, automotive and retail already using it to expand their AI capabilities.

In addition, customers will have access to the Nvidia AI Enterprise software which includes pre-trained models, optimized frameworks, and accelerated data science software libraries, such as the Nvidia NeMo framework for building LLMs, Nvidia Rapids for data science, Nvidia Clara for healthcare and Nvidia TensorRT-LLM for performance optimization of large language models.

Charles Meyers, president and CEO of Equinix, said: "To harness the incredible potential of generative AI, enterprises need adaptable, scalable hybrid infrastructure in their local markets to bring AI supercomputing to their data. Our new service provides customers a fast and cost-effective way to adopt advanced AI infrastructure that's operated and managed by experts globally."

"Generative AI is transforming every industry," added Jensen Huang, Nvidia CEO. "Now, enterprises can own Nvidia AI supercomputing and software, paired with the operational efficiency of Equinix management, in hundreds of data centers worldwide."

Equinix operates and owns a network of more than 250 IBX data centers located in 71 metros globally. In December 2023, the company announced that it would be rolling out direct-to-chip cooling at more than 100 of its data centers to support high-density workloads. The company is set to launch a new data center in Seoul, South Korea, in Q1 2024, and has also recently filed to develop data centers in Slough, UK.

Nvidia compute is also available on a lease-based model or on demand from several cloud providers, including DigitalOcean, Yotta Data Services, Google Cloud Platform, AWS, Gcore, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and Voltage Park.