Advanced Computing in the Age of AI | Friday, June 9, 2023

Canonical Announces Charmed Kubeflow Now Certified as Part of NVIDIA DGX-Ready Software Program 

March 21, 2023 -- Canonical today announced that Charmed Kubeflow is now certified as part of the NVIDIA DGX-Ready Software program. This collaboration accelerates at-scale deployments of AI and data science projects on the highest performing AI infrastructure, providing a unified and optimized institution-wide solution for data science workflows from experiment to training and serving.

Canonical, in collaboration with NVIDIA, enables and optimizes Ubuntu on NVIDIA DGX AI supercomputers or mainstream servers built on the NVIDIA EGX Enterprise platform. Today we are taking the next step, launching an end-to-end certified MLOps solution that brings together the best of open source MLOps with the best hardware for training and inference, to give organizations a robust and unified stack from kernel and drivers through to the data science application layer.

Canonical and NVIDIA teams test both single-node and multi-node DGX systems to validate the functionality of Charmed Kubeflow on top of both MicroK8s and Charmed Kubernetes. With the entire machine learning workflow on this stack, enterprises unlock quicker experimentation and faster delivery for AI initiatives.

Take AI Models from Concept to Production

Recent breakthroughs in generative AI have motivated organizations to spend 5% of their digital budget on AI (McKinsey - The State of AI in 2022) and to challenge multiple teams to integrate AI into their innovation plan and process. Key skills as well as infrastructure capabilities are in high demand such as compute power, workflow automation, and continuous monitoring. These needs are directly met by Charmed Kubeflow on NVIDIA hardware.

Charmed Kubeflow is an open-source, end-to-end MLOps platform on Kubernetes. It automates machine learning workflows to create a reliable application layer for model development, iteration and production deployment with KServe, KNative, or NVIDIA Triton Inference Server regardless of the ML framework that is used.

NVIDIA DGX systems are purpose-built for enterprise AI. These platforms feature NVIDIA Tensor Core GPUs which vastly outperform traditional CPUs for machine learning workloads, alongside advanced networking and storage capabilities. With record-breaking performance, NVIDIA DGX systems run optimized Ubuntu Pro with a 10 year security commitment. Additionally, DGX systems include NVIDIA AI Enterprise, the software layer of the NVIDIA AI platform, which include over 50 frameworks and pretrained models to accelerate development.

“Canonical works closely with NVIDIA to enable companies to run AI at scale easily. Together, we facilitate the development of optimized machine learning models, using AI-specialized infrastructure, with MLOps open source.” said Andreea Munteanu, MLOps Product Manager at Canonical. “Extending this collaboration to AI tools and frameworks such as NVIDIA Triton Inference Server, offers developers a fully integrated development pipeline.”

“NVIDIA DGX systems make it possible for every enterprise to access turnkey AI supercomputing to address their most complex AI challenges,” said Tony Paikeday, Senior Director of AI Systems at NVIDIA. “DGX-Ready MLOps software like Charmed Kubeflow maximizes both the utilization and efficiency of DGX systems to accelerate the development of AI models .”

Maximize efficiency of AI infrastructure with MLOps solutions In 2018, OpenAI reported that the compute capacity used in large-scale AI training runs had doubled every 3.4 months since 2012. Around the same time, the volume of data generated also increased dramatically.

Traditional, general-purpose enterprise infrastructure cannot deliver the required computing power, nor can it support the petabytes of data required to train accurate AI models at this scale. Instead, enterprises need dedicated hardware designed for AI workloads.

AI infrastructure solutions such as NVIDIA DGX systems accelerate the ROI of AI initiatives with a proven platform optimized for the unique demands of enterprise. Businesses can pair their DGX environment with MLOps solutions to operationalize AI development at scale .

Leading MLOps platforms, such as Canonical’s Charmed Kubeflow, are tested and optimized to work on DGX systems, ensuring that users can get the most out of their AI infrastructure without worrying about manually integrating and configuring their MLOps software.

For more information about the latest features on Charmed Kubeflow, please check out the solution brief.

To learn more about the NVIDIA DGX- Ready Software program, click here.

Join the NVIDIA and Canonical joint webinar on 28 March 2023 to learn more AI at scale.

Source: Canonical