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Empowering Innovation: Pure Storage Drives AI Advancements at Chungbuk Technopark

Unleashing the Power of Data Storage for Enhanced AI Development

Key Takeaways

  • AI Acceleration: Pure Storage, a pioneer in data storage technology, collaborates with Chungbuk Technopark to enhance its AI development platform using the FlashBlade® unified storage platform.
  • Increased Performance: FlashBlade boosts data processing performance and GPU usage, driving a 2.6x increase in GPU utilization within the AI development environment.
  • Seamless Integration: The integration of Pure Storage’s solutions with the NVIDIA DGX A100 system results in advanced AI development infrastructure, increased reliability, and efficient storage management.

About Pure Storage: Redefining Data Storage

Pure Storage, renowned for its cutting-edge data storage technology and services, continues to revolutionize the IT landscape. The company’s commitment to simplifying data storage while enhancing efficiency and innovation is reshaping the way businesses manage their data infrastructure.

Fueling AI Innovation: A Collaborative Effort

Pure Storage’s recent collaboration with Chungbuk Technopark, an innovation hub located in South Korea’s Chungcheongbuk-do province, exemplifies its dedication to driving AI innovation. The collaboration centers around utilizing Pure Storage’s FlashBlade® platform to elevate the AI development environment and foster growth among local businesses.

Empowering AI Development

Chungbuk Technopark serves as a catalyst for economic growth by offering local companies a conducive environment for developing AI products. To support AI initiatives effectively, the hub required a storage solution that aligns with AI-optimized performance, offers simplified management, and facilitates easy scalability.

A Technological Leap Forward

Chungbuk Technopark’s AI development environment revolves around the NVIDIA DGX A100 system. In its pursuit of a seamless integration that maximizes data efficiency and management for AI technology development and training, the hub selected Pure Storage’s FlashBlade.

Unveiling Benefits

The adoption of Pure Storage’s FlashBlade brings forth an array of benefits for Chungbuk Technopark:

  • Enhanced Data Processing: The AI environment experienced a remarkable twofold increase in data processing performance, significantly improved GPU server data read speeds, and an impressive 2.6x expansion in GPU usage—from 30% to 80%.
  • Elevated Performance: FlashBlade contributes to improved performance, scalability, and data availability within the AI development environment. Furthermore, a tenfold increase in reliability furthers the hub’s capabilities.
  • Seamless Expansion: FlashBlade’s unique capabilities enable Chungbuk Technopark to enhance performance and capacity without any disruptions or data migrations. This translates to enhanced service reliability for businesses relying on the AI platform.
  • Efficient Storage Management: Thanks to Pure’s AI-powered full-stack storage management software, Pure1®, Chungbuk Technopark’s staff experiences streamlined storage capacity and performance management, saving time and reducing costs.

Catalyzing Business Success

Pure Storage’s collaboration with Chungbuk Technopark contributes to the success of local businesses that harness AI-enabled solutions. A beauty-tech startup, for instance, utilizes the AI platform to analyze skin and scalp conditions, providing personalized beauty products. Another local startup employs AI technology to analyze wild boar movement, aiding livestock farmers in preventing African Swine Fever—an achievement that earned the company the ‘H1 2022 Best Patent Award of Korea’ by The Hankook Ilbo.

Insights from the Experts

Cheol-hong Kim, Digital Strategy Team Leader at Chungbuk Technopark, notes, “With the introduction of Pure Storage FlashBlade, we have trained our AI models faster with 2x faster data read speeds. FlashBlade has paved the way for us to build a better AI development environment, enabling many companies in the region to achieve significant business results.”

Jaesung Yoo, Managing Director of Pure Storage Korea, emphasizes, “The advancement of the AI development environment of Chungbuk Technopark has helped many local businesses maximize the potential of AI and data and accelerate innovation. We will continue to collaborate with companies and institutions in Korea by providing modern all-flash storage infrastructure to efficiently meet the exploding data demands of the AI era.”

Charting the Path Forward

As technology continues to evolve, Pure Storage remains at the forefront of driving innovation and facilitating growth across various industries. By enabling seamless AI development and enhancing data processing capabilities, Pure Storage empowers businesses to harness the full potential of data-driven insights. This collaboration with Chungbuk Technopark stands as a testament to the transformative power of data storage technology, fueling a new era of AI-driven innovation.

Redefining Possibilities: Pure Storage’s Vision

Pure Storage’s unwavering commitment to simplifying data storage while empowering businesses to thrive reflects its vision for a more efficient and innovative world. By leveraging technology to drive advancements, Pure Storage is shaping the future of data management, transforming challenges into opportunities, and enabling businesses to achieve remarkable success in the era of AI-driven growth.

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