New Features in vSphere 7 Update 2 for Deployment of Multiple Machine Learning Workloads

Machine Learning/AI workloads are growing quickly throughout the applications world from medical imaging and research to customer behavior prediction to fraud prevention in finance – and there are many other examples. In this article we discuss three performance and productivity boosting enhancements appearing in vSphere 7 Update 2, as a result of VMware’s collaboration with NVIDIA:

  • The NVIDIA AI Enterprise suite of software certified on vSphere;
  • Support for the latest generation of GPUs from NVIDIA based on the Ampere architecture;
  • The new optimizations in vSphere for device-to-device peer communication over the PCIe bus, enabling increased performance with NVIDIA’s GPUDirect RDMA.