Pure Storage Selected by Meta
On AI Research SuperClusterThis is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on January 31, 2022 at 2:00 pm
Pure Storage, Inc. has been selected by Meta Platforms, Inc., doing business as Meta and formerly known as Facebook, Inc., to play a role in Meta’s new AI Research SuperCluster (RSC).
Meta believes that AI Research SuperCluster will be the fastest AI HPC in the world.
RSC is helping Meta’s AI researchers build new and better AI models that can learn from trillions of examples, work across hundreds of different languages, analyze text, images, and video together, develop new augmented reality tools, and more.
RSC will pave the way toward building technologies for Meta’s next major computing platform, the metaverse, where AI-driven applications and products will play an important role.
Meta chose Pure as it needed a storage partner that can deliver scalable storage capabilities to power RSC. With FlashArray and FashBlade, RSC will have performance to analyze both structured and unstructured data, underpinned by Pure’s foundation of simplicity, reliability, and sustainability.
The vendor is a long-time technology provider for Meta, helping to design the first gen of Meta’s AI research infrastructure in 2017. Since then, Meta has continued to be a partner, and RSC is the latest example of how it is helping Meta achieve its AI research goals.
“The technologies powering the metaverse will require massively powerful computing solutions capable of instantly analyzing ever increasing amounts of data. Meta’s RSC is a breakthrough in supercomputing that will lead to new technologies and customer experiences enabled by AI. We are thrilled to be a part of this project and look forward to seeing the progress Meta’s AI researchers will make,” said Rob Lee, CTO.
Pure’s portfolio enables large-scale AI workloads with performance, architecturally optimized solutions within the smallest and most environmentally friendly footprint, letting customers process massive amounts of data from structured and unstructured sources with speed, reliability, and efficiency.
Solutions leveraged by Meta’s RSC include:
- FlashArray//C is a high-capacity, enterprise-ready platform that delivers hyper-consolidation, proven six-nines of availability, and consistent single-millisecond latency for demanding environments. Its QLC-based architecture allows the array to fulfill the performance, power, density, and space requirements of the RSC environment.
- FlashBlade is an all-flash storage solution for consolidating fast file and object data. It brings a massively parallel platform capable of delivering ufast performance to billions of objects and files.