New York University Abu Dhabi has selected Dell Technologies to transform and build an advanced computing environment to fast-track research projects and drive measurable scientific results.
NYUAD chose Dell PowerEdge Servers powered by AMD EPYC processors which enable faster adoption for HPC customers, due to high core counts in CPUs (up to 64 cores per socket), high memory capacity, and fast IO capabilities. This is further accelerated by NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs and connected with high-performance NVIDIA Quantum InfiniBand networking, Dell Networking, and Dell Professional Services.
With Dell PowerEdge Servers, NYUAD will be able to adopt AI and HPC initiatives to access raw data, improve the accuracy of predictions and generate faster and smarter research outcomes — with the high performance of AMD EPYC processors, NVIDIA A100 GPUs and NVIDIA Quantum InfiniBand. The purpose-built architecture offers a leap in performance to achieve unmatched scientific computing, AI, and cloud data centres operations at lower cost and complexity.
As part of this engagement, NYUAD has also been appointed as one of Dell’s seven global Centres of Excellence (COE), dedicated to supporting discoveries that promote science and society through the application of advanced computing technologies. In cooperation with NVIDIA, AMD and Dell, the COE will enable NYUAD to design and test cutting-edge solutions, collaborate with global innovators and build on industry best practices. The University will have access to Dell experts to exchange ideas and collaborate on HPC, AI, deep learning and support the region’s drive for knowledge-based research and explorations.
Dr. Muataz Al Barwani, Senior Director of Centre for Research Computing, NYUAD said: “As an institution involved in advanced scientific and technical evaluations, access to powerful computing facilities to undertake complex workloads and process large amounts of data is crucial. Dell Technologies’ sophisticated server and computing solutions fuel our research work and allow us to deliver cutting-edge thought leadership discoveries. We look forward to further collaborations with our colleagues at Dell Technologies”.
Walid Yehia, General Manager – UAE, Dell Technologies said: “Dell Technologies has been empowering universities and research institutes globally to drive major inventions with its scalable, flexible solutions. As the UAE works towards building a future-ready generation, we are pleased to support NYUAD in contributing to this vision with our high-performance computing solutions”.
NYU Abu Dhabi has integrated a highly selective program with majors in the sciences, engineering, social sciences, arts, and humanities with a world centre for advanced research.