Microway, RAID Inc. Announce New Collaboration to Deliver Integrated AI Compute + Data Solutions

Integrated Solutions for Commercial, Academic, and Government Organizations

November 8, 2018–Andover and Plymouth, MA

Microway and RAID Inc. jointly announced today a new collaboration to deliver AI Compute + Data Solutions together. These solutions will be delivered as a unified deployment and single customer experience. Acknowledging the importance of creating comprehensive solutions for end-to-end AI workflows, the companies are combining forces to deliver high throughput solutions for both the compute and data planes of an AI pipeline.

Together, the two companies will offer an array of integrated solutions, called Microway-RAID AI Deployment Blocks, for both existing and new customers–as well as offering them unique 3-way design workshops to help customers create, size, and even benchmark solutions for their precise AI workloads.
Customers will receive fully integrated deployments that are ready to run AI Frameworks, and feed them their whole datasets, on day 1—as well as optional onsite deployment and training services.
The new offerings include the A3I + NVIDIA® DGX-1™ solution, a best-in-class offering of AI systems and tightly integrated storage for commercial, academic, and government domains.

“A solution for Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence is so much more than just the compute layer.” said Ann Fried, CEO of Microway, “Far too many providers ignore the importance of the data plane for AI. An AI solution is only as fast as the data flow that can be fed to it, and we’re excited to deepen our collaboration with RAID Inc for the benefit of our customers”

“Microway-RAID AI Deployment Blocks are a full-stack AI solution built for the unique requirements for AI and Deep Learning, said Marc DiZoglio, president of RAID Inc. “Our best-in-class storage provides another critical link towards achieving optimal performance for the entire AI workload, and our collaboration with Microway demonstrates how RAID’s partner network continues to be a strategic asset to drive operational efficiency for our mutual customers.”

The A3I + NVIDIA DGX-1 solution is available for purchase immediately. Customers interested in the full breadth of Microway and RAID Inc solutions may contact our expert Technical Architects on either the RAID Inc or Microway consultative sales teams.

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About Microway, Inc.
Microway builds solutions for the intersection of AI and HPC.These include clusters, servers, quiet workstations designed for bleeding-edge computational performance—that serve demanding users in the enterprise, government, and academia.

Since 1982, customers have trusted Microway to deliver them unique and superior deployments—enabling them to remain at the forefront of supercomputing and solve the world’s toughest challenges. Microway is an NVIDIA NPN Elite Solution Provider, an Intel Platinum Technology Provider and HPC Data Center Specialist, and an IBM Business Partner. Classified as a small business, woman owned and operated, Microway’s GSA Schedule is GS-35F-0431N.

About RAID, Inc.
Since 1994, RAID Inc. has developed custom end-to-end vendor-agnostic technical computing solutions addressing high performance computing or big data storage challenges for various vertical markets. The company has acquired far-reaching industry knowledge and relationships, which, combined with its team of experts who have extensive Government, academic, research, and commercial expertise, makes RAID Inc. a true industry leader in the HPC and AI marketplace.

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