Typically, an on-premises deployment of Domino Data Science Platform is a heterogenous configuration of servers across your compute. Data science work can require specialized hardware configurations to enable larger amounts of memory, faster CPUs, or hardware-based acceleration like GPUs and NVMe storage.
The following Dell EMC servers are well suited for use in building an environment to power Domino Data Science Platform:
- PowerEdge R640—With high performance compute in a density optimized 1U form factor, the PowerEdge R640 server supports two Intel Cascade Lake SP processors and up to 3 TB DDR4 memory. The PowerEdge R640 server can be configured with up to three single-width NVIDIA T4 GPUs.
- PowerEdge R740XD—The PowerEdge R740XD server is a versatile 2U server. The R740XD server supports two Intel Cascade Lake SP processors and up to 3 TB DDR4 memory. The PowerEdge R740XD server can be configured with up to three NVIDIA V100 GPUs or six NVIDIA T4 GPUs, providing a scalable building block to provide accelerator access to your data scientists.
- PowerEdge C4140—The PowerEdge C4140 server is the densest accelerator-optimized server available. The PowerEdge C4140 server contains up to four NVIDIA V100 GPUs in the SMX2 form factor and an NVLink interconnect allowing GPU to GPU communication in a full mesh configuration.
- PowerEdge C6420—The PowerEdge C6420 server is a 2U architecture that is designed for dense compute environments. Each PowerEdge C6420 chassis can hold up to four server blades, each with up to two Intel Xeon SP Cascade Lake processors. The unique form factor of the PowerEdge C6420 server compute sleds limits the number of PCIe and storage that can be added to the system.
- PowerEdge R7515—This server is the latest addition to the PowerEdge lineup. The PowerEdge R7515 server is a single socket server that is powered by 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor family, supporting up to 64 cores and 2 NVIDIA T4 GPUs.
Note: The PowerEdge R7525 server, a 2U two-socket version will also be supported when it is released. For more information about the Dell EMC AMD server platforms, see the Sept 17, 2019 press release.