Supermicro Unveils NVIDIA GPU Server Test Drive Program

Supermicro’s newly announced GPU test-drive program: STEP (Supermicro Test drive Engagement with Partners), enables customers to remote test drive either Supermicro’s 2U HGX A100 4-GPU or 4U HGX A100 8-GPU system with NVIDIA 3rd Generation NVLink technology.

“Supermicro’s collaboration with NVIDIA in the GPU test drive program delivers through channel partners the opportunity to test workloads on remote Supermicro servers using NVIDIA’s HGX A100 platforms,” said Don Clegg, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales, Supermicro.

Customers can access the program through the Supermicro STEP landing page with links to participating partners where customers can begin the process of registration. Afterward, customers can link directly to remote Supermicro NVIDIA HGX A100 platforms to test and qualify their advanced workloads.

“The NVIDIA HGX AI supercomputing platform is purpose-built for the highest performance on simulation, data analytics and AI applications,” said Paresh Kharya, senior director of Product Management and Marketing at NVIDIA. “Supermicro’s decision to build their STEP program on the foundation of NVIDIA’s HGX technology will give customers access to the leading platform that can tackle the most complex problems and transform the global research community.”

Supermicro’s advanced high-density 2U and 4U servers feature NVIDIA HGX A100 4-GPU and 8-GPU baseboards. Supermicro’s Advanced I/O Module (AIOM) form factor further enhances networking communication with high flexibility. The AIOM can be coupled with the latest high-speed, low latency PCI-E 4.0 storage and networking devices that support NVIDIA GPUDirect ®RDMA and GPUDirect Storage with NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) on NVIDIA Mellanox® InfiniBand that feeds the scalable multi-GPU system with a continuous stream of data flow without bottlenecks.

Participating Partners



“Boston is pleased to offer our European partners and customers the opportunity to test one of Supermicro’s highest-performance and first-to-market servers based on NVIDIA A100™ GPUs,” said Manoj Nayee, Managing Director, Boston. “The Supermicro AS -2124GQ-NART system is an ideal building block for AI cluster requirements offered in the compact 2U form factor that provides an impressively dense configuration supporting four NVIDIA A100 GPUs. The team at Boston Labs and the Boston Training Academy looks forward to supporting customers for testing, training, and implementation of this next generation of accelerated computing.”


“Artificial intelligence (AI) has become an area of strategic importance and a key driver of economic development for Europe, according to the European Commission,” said Colin Broadberry, president of Broadberry Data Systems. “That’s why the Broadberry team is so excited to collaborate with Supermicro to offer clients remote access to NVIDIA A100 graphics processing units (GPU)-based servers, the Broadberry CyberServe A+ Server 2124GQ-NART and CyberServe EPYC EP2-4124GO-NART GPU Server.”

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