SambaNova Announces Next-gen DataScale System


SambaNova Systems, the company delivering the industry’s only comprehensive software, hardware, and solutions platform to run Artificial Intelligence (AI), deep learning, and foundation model workloads, announces its next-generation DataScale system.

DataScale is a fully integrated hardware-software system that enables organisations to reimagine their approach to AI.

The potential impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the MENA region’s economic growth is significant, with the region estimated to accrue $320 billion by 2030 from the technology, according to a new report launched by Google.

As the use of AI continues to accelerate, businesses are looking to move away from tactical AI deployments to scalable, enterprise-wide solutions. SambaNova enables the consolidation of AI sprawl into foundation models that are trained once and reused across the organisation.

“The new DataScale SN30 system achieves world record-breaking performance compared to the latest DGX A100 systems,” said Marshall Choy, SVP of Product at SambaNova Systems. “With this release, SambaNova is also offering subscription pricing for DataScale and Dataflow-as-a-Service, enabling organisations to achieve ROI faster, reduce risk, and scale more cost-effectively than any other AI infrastructure.”

The next generation of SambaNova DataScale offers several key enhancements:

  • Better Performance: World record GPT training that is 6x faster to train than DGX A100 systems (GPT 13B)
  • Next-Generation Processor: An enhanced Cardinal SN30 Reconfigurable Dataflow Unit
  • Support for the Largest Models: Terabytes of memory – 12.8x more memory capacity than DGX A100
  • Enhanced Full Stack Support: Additional deployment automation and ease of scale capabilities
  • Customer Value-Based Pricing: Subscription pricing now available for SambaNova DataScale

“OTP Group has deployed a multi-rack AI system, built on SambaNova Dataflow-as-a-Service GPT, making AI one of our key technology drivers across the region for years to come by utilising an NLP foundation model,” said Péter Csányi, deputy CEO and head of the digital division at OTP. “The implementation has enabled us to further our commitment to our ESG standards as SambaNova’s solution has enabled the bank to achieve peak AI computing capability in the most energy-efficient way.”

Argonne National Laboratory will be deploying the next-generation SambaNova Systems DataScale platform as part of the ALCF Al Testbed.

“Scientists at Argonne and other research institutions will test this next-generation platform for a variety of use cases, including large language models like GPT for gene generation, 3-d convolution networks for neutrino physics, and prediction of tumor response to single and paired drugs,” said Rick Stevens, Associate Laboratory Director and Argonne Distinguished Fellow at the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory.

“AI is transforming industries and organizations as dramatically as the internet did,” stated Rodrigo Liang, co-founder and CEO of SambaNova Systems. “Today’s AI innovators—the banks, energy companies, pharmaceutical companies, and national laboratories – are leaping ahead of competitors by deploying an AI ‘backbone’ that will power the next ten years of application development and deployment. SambaNova’s solutions, deployed as-a-subscription, will enable them to scale their AI strategies faster and with minimal risk.”