Dell PowerScale storage supports the most demanding AI workloads with all-flash NVMe storage solutions that deliver massive performance and efficiency in a compact form factor.
PowerScale is an industry-leading storage platform purpose-built to handle massive amounts of unstructured data with exceptional performance using NVMe all-flash and GPUDirect. It is documented to be the world’s most flexible, efficient, and secure NAS solution, delivering the best performance for Generative AI storage.
There are several models used in generative AI solution architectures, all powered by the PowerScale OneFS operating system and supporting inline data compression and deduplication. The minimum number of PowerScale nodes per cluster is three nodes. The maximum cluster size is 252 nodes, which supports up to 186 PB of raw capacity.
PowerScale F900 provides the maximum performance of all-NVMe drives in a cost-effective configuration to address the storage needs of demanding AI workloads. Each node is 2U in height and hosts 24 NVMe SSDs. PowerScale F900 supports TLC or QLC drives for maximum performance. It enables you to scale raw storage from 46 TB to 736 TB per node and up to 186 PB of raw capacity per cluster.
PowerScale F600 includes NVMe drives to provide larger capacity with massive performance in a cost-effective compact 1U form factor to power demanding workloads. The PowerScale F600 supports TLC or QLC drives for maximum performance. Each node allows you to scale raw storage capacity from 15.36 TB to 245 TB and up to 60 PB of raw capacity per cluster.
 Based on internal analysis of publicly available information sources, February 2023.
 Based on Dell analysis comparing efficiency-related features: data reduction, storage capacity, data protection, hardware, space, life cycle management efficiency, and ENERGY STAR certified configurations, June 2023.
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