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ThinkSystem NVIDIA A2 16GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU

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Abstract

The NVIDIA A2 Tensor Core GPU provides entry-level inference with low power, a small footprint, and high performance for NVIDIA AI at the edge. Featuring a low-profile PCIe Gen4 card and a low 40-60W configurable thermal design power (TDP) capability, the A2 brings versatile inference acceleration to any server for deployment at scale.

This product guide provides essential presales information to understand the NVIDIA A2 GPU and its key features, specifications, and compatibility. This guide is intended for technical specialists, sales specialists, sales engineers, IT architects, and other IT professionals who want to learn more about the NVIDIA A2 GPU and consider its use in IT solutions.

Introduction

The NVIDIA A2 Tensor Core GPU provides entry-level inference with low power, a small footprint, and high performance for NVIDIA AI at the edge. Featuring a low-profile PCIe Gen4 card and a low 40-60W configurable thermal design power (TDP) capability, the A2 brings versatile inference acceleration to any server for deployment at scale.

ThinkSystem NVIDIA A2 16GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU
Figure 1. ThinkSystem NVIDIA A2 16GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU

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AI inference is deployed to make consumer lives more convenient through real-time experiences, and enables them to gain insights on trillions of end-point sensors and cameras. Compared to CPU-only servers (dual-socket Intel Xeon Gold 6330N), the servers built with NVIDIA A2 Tensor Core GPU offer up to 20X more inference performance, instantly upgrading any server to handle modern AI.

Part number information

The following table shows the part numbers for the NVIDIA A2 GPU.

Table 1. Ordering information
Part number Feature code Description
4X67A81547 BQZT ThinkSystem NVIDIA A2 16GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU w/o CEC
CTO only BP05 ThinkSystem NVIDIA A2 16GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU

The PCIe option part numbers includes the following:

  • One NVIDIA A2 GPU with full-height (3U) adapter bracket attached
  • Low profile bracket
  • Documentation

GPUs without a CEC chip: The NVIDIA A2 GPU is offered without a CEC chip (look for "w/o CEC" in the name). The CEC is a secondary Hardware Root of Trust (RoT) module that provides an additional layer of security, which can be used by customers who have high regulatory requirements or high security standards. NVIDIA uses a multi-layered security model and hence the protection offered by the primary Root of Trust embedded in the GPU is expected to be sufficient for most customers. The CEC defeatured products still offer Secure Boot, Secure Firmware Update, Firmware Rollback Protection, and In-Band Firmware Update Disable. Specifically, without the CEC chip, the GPU does not support Key Revocation or Firmware Attestation. CEC and non-CEC GPUs of the same type of GPU can be mixed in field upgrades.

Features

The ThinkSystem NVIDIA A2 16GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU offers the following features:

  • Third-Generation Tensor Cores: The third-generation Tensor Cores in A2 support integer math, down to INT4, and floating point math, up to FP32, to deliver high AI training and inference performance. The NVIDIA Ampere architecture also supports TF32 and NVIDIA’s automatic mixed precision (AMP) capabilities.
  • Root Of Trust Security: Providing security in edge deployments and end-points is critical for enterprise business operations. A2 offers secure boot through trusted code authentication and hardened rollback protections to protect against malicious malware attacks.
  • Second-Generation RT Cores: A2 includes dedicated RT Cores for ray tracing that enable groundbreaking technologies at breakthrough speed. With up to 2X the throughput over the previous generation and the ability to concurrently run ray tracing with either shading or denoising capabilities.
  • Hardware Transcoding Performance: Exponential growth in video applications demand real-time scalable performance, requiring the latest in hardware encode and decode capabilities. A2 GPUs use dedicated hardware to fully accelerate video decoding and encoding for the most popular codecs, including H.265, H.264, VP9, and AV1 decode.

Technical specifications

The following table lists the specifications of the NVIDIA A2 PCIe GPU.

Table 2. A2 specifications
Feature Specification
GPU Architecture NVIDIA Ampere
NVIDIA RT Cores 10 RT Cores
Double-Precision Performance (FP64) Not applicable
Single-Precision Performance (Tensor Float 32, TF32) 9 TFLOPS, 18 TFLOPS*
Half-Precision Performance FP16: 18 TFLOPS, 36 TFLOPS*
Bfloat16 18 TFLOPS, 36 TFLOPS*
Integer Performance INT8: 36 TOPS, 72 TOPS*
INT4: 72 TOPS, 144 TOPS*
GPU Memory 16 GB GDDR6
Memory Bandwidth 200 GB/sec
ECC Yes
Interconnect Bandwidth Not applicable
System Interface PCIe Gen 4, x8 lanes
Form Factor PCIe low profile, single width
Multi-Instance GPU (MIG) Not applicable
Max Power Consumption 40-60 W
Thermal Solution Passive
Compute APIs CUDA, DirectCompute, OpenCL, OpenACC

* With structural sparsity enabled

Server support

The following tables list the ThinkSystem servers that are compatible.

Table 3. Server support (Part 1 of 4)
Part Number Description 2S AMD V3 2S Intel V3 4S 8S Intel V3 Multi Node GPU Rich 1S V3
SR635 V3 (7D9H / 7D9G)
SR655 V3 (7D9F / 7D9E)
SR645 V3 (7D9D / 7D9C)
SR665 V3 (7D9B / 7D9A)
ST650 V3 (7D7B / 7D7A)
SR630 V3 (7D72 / 7D73)
SR650 V3 (7D75 / 7D76)
SR850 V3 (7D97 / 7D96)
SR860 V3 (7D94 / 7D93)
SR950 V3 (7DC5 / 7DC4)
SD535 V3 (7DD8 / 7DD1)
SD530 V3 (7DDA / 7DD3)
SD550 V3 (7DD9 / 7DD2)
SR670 V2 (7Z22 / 7Z23)
SR675 V3 (7D9Q / 7D9R)
SR680a V3 (7DHE)
SR685a V3 (7DHC)
ST50 V3 (7DF4 / 7DF3)
ST250 V3 (7DCF / 7DCE)
SR250 V3 (7DCM / 7DCL)
4X67A81547 ThinkSystem NVIDIA A2 16GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU w/o CEC 5 8 5 8 8 3 8 N N N N N N N N N N N N N
Table 4. Server support (Part 2 of 4)
Part Number Description Edge Super Computing 1S Intel V2 2S Intel V2
SE350 (7Z46 / 7D1X)
SE350 V2 (7DA9)
SE360 V2 (7DAM)
SE450 (7D8T)
SE455 V3 (7DBY)
SD665 V3 (7D9P)
SD665-N V3 (7DAZ)
SD650 V3 (7D7M)
SD650-I V3 (7D7L)
SD650-N V3 (7D7N)
ST50 V2 (7D8K / 7D8J)
ST250 V2 (7D8G / 7D8F)
SR250 V2 (7D7R / 7D7Q)
ST650 V2 (7Z75 / 7Z74)
SR630 V2 (7Z70 / 7Z71)
SR650 V2 (7Z72 / 7Z73)
4X67A81547 ThinkSystem NVIDIA A2 16GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU w/o CEC 1 N 2 4 6 N N N N N N N N 8 3 8
Table 5. Server support (Part 3 of 4)
Part Number Description AMD V1 Dense V2 4S V2 8S 4S V1 1S Intel V1
SR635 (7Y98 / 7Y99)
SR655 (7Y00 / 7Z01)
SR655 Client OS
SR645 (7D2Y / 7D2X)
SR665 (7D2W / 7D2V)
SD630 V2 (7D1K)
SD650 V2 (7D1M)
SD650-N V2 (7D1N)
SN550 V2 (7Z69)
SR850 V2 (7D31 / 7D32)
SR860 V2 (7Z59 / 7Z60)
SR950 (7X11 / 7X12)
SR850 (7X18 / 7X19)
SR850P (7D2F / 2D2G)
SR860 (7X69 / 7X70)
ST50 (7Y48 / 7Y50)
ST250 (7Y45 / 7Y46)
SR150 (7Y54)
SR250 (7Y52 / 7Y51)
4X67A81547 ThinkSystem NVIDIA A2 16GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU w/o CEC 3 6 N 3 8 N N N N 2 8 N N N N N N N N
Table 6. Server support (Part 4 of 4)
Part Number Description 2S Intel V1 Dense V1
ST550 (7X09 / 7X10)
SR530 (7X07 / 7X08)
SR550 (7X03 / 7X04)
SR570 (7Y02 / 7Y03)
SR590 (7X98 / 7X99)
SR630 (7X01 / 7X02)
SR650 (7X05 / 7X06)
SR670 (7Y36 / 7Y37)
SD530 (7X21)
SD650 (7X58)
SN550 (7X16)
SN850 (7X15)
4X67A81547 ThinkSystem NVIDIA A2 16GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU w/o CEC N N N N N 2 5 N N N N N

Operating system support

The following table lists the supported operating systems:

Tip: These tables are automatically generated based on data from Lenovo ServerProven.

Table 7. Operating system support for ThinkSystem NVIDIA A2 16GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU, 4X67A81547 (Part 1 of 2)
Operating systems
SE360 V2
SE450
SE455 V3
SE350
SR630 V3 (4th Gen Xeon)
SR630 V3 (5th Gen Xeon)
SR635 V3
SR645 V3
SR650 V3 (4th Gen Xeon)
SR650 V3 (5th Gen Xeon)
SR655 V3
SR665 V3
ST650 V3
SR630 V2
SR650 V2
SR670 V2
SR850 V2
SR860 V2
ST650 V2
Microsoft Windows 10 N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N N
Microsoft Windows 11 N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N N
Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Microsoft Windows Server 2022 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.8 N N N Y N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.9 N Y N Y N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 N N N Y N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 N N N Y N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 N N N Y N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 N Y N Y N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5 N Y N Y N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.6 Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.7 N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.8 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.0 Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.1 N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1 N N N Y N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2 N N N Y N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3 N N N Y N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP4 Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP5 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS N N N N N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y N N Y
Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS N Y N Y N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS N N N N N N N N N N N N N Y Y N N N N
Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS Y Y Y Y N N Y Y N N Y Y N N N N N N N
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 U1 N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 U2 N N N Y N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 U3 N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.7 N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.7 U1 N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.7 U2 N N N Y N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.7 U3 N N N Y N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y N N Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 7.0 N N N Y N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 7.0 U1 N N N Y N N N N N N N N N N N N Y Y N
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 7.0 U2 N N N Y N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 7.0 U3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 8.0 N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 8.0 U1 Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 8.0 U2 N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Table 8. Operating system support for ThinkSystem NVIDIA A2 16GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU, 4X67A81547 (Part 2 of 2)
Operating systems
SR635
SR645
SR655
SR665
SR630 (Xeon Gen 2)
SR650 (Xeon Gen 2)
SR630 (Xeon Gen 1)
SR650 (Xeon Gen 1)
Microsoft Windows 10 N N Y 2 N N N N N
Microsoft Windows 11 N N Y 2 N N N N N
Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Microsoft Windows Server 2022 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.8 Y 1 Y 1 Y 1 Y 1 Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.9 Y 1 Y 1 Y 1 Y 1 Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 Y 1 N Y 1 N Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 Y 1 Y 1 Y 1 Y 1 Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 Y 1 Y 1 Y 1 Y 1 Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.6 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.7 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.8 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1 Y 1 Y 1 Y 1 Y 1 Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP4 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP5 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS N N N N N N N N
Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS N N N N N N N N
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS N N N N N N N N
Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS N N N N N N N N
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 N N N N N N Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 U1 N N N N N N Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 U2 N N N N Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 U3 Y 1 N Y 1 N Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.7 N N N N N N Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.7 U1 N N N N Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.7 U2 N N N N Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.7 U3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 7.0 Y 1 Y 1 Y 1 Y 1 Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 7.0 U1 Y 1 Y Y 1 Y Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 7.0 U2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 7.0 U3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 8.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 8.0 U1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 8.0 U2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

1 The OS is not supported with EPYC 7003 processors.

2 ISG will not sell/preload this OS, but compatibility and cert only.

NVIDIA GPU software

NVIDIA vGPU Software (vApps, vPC, RTX vWS, and vCS)

Lenovo offers the following virtualization software for NVIDIA GPUs:

  • Virtual Applications (vApps)

    For organizations deploying Citrix XenApp, VMware Horizon RDSH or other RDSH solutions. Designed to deliver PC Windows applications at full performance. NVIDIA Virtual Applications allows users to access any Windows application at full performance on any device, anywhere. This edition is suited for users who would like to virtualize applications using XenApp or other RDSH solutions. Windows Server hosted RDSH desktops are also supported by vApps.

  • Virtual PC (vPC)

    This product is ideal for users who want a virtual desktop but need great user experience leveraging PC Windows® applications, browsers and high-definition video. NVIDIA Virtual PC delivers a native experience to users in a virtual environment, allowing them to run all their PC applications at full performance.

  • NVIDIA RTX Virtual Workstation (RTX vWS)

    NVIDIA RTX vWS is the only virtual workstation that supports NVIDIA RTX technology, bringing advanced features like ray tracing, AI-denoising, and Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) to a virtual environment. Supporting the latest generation of NVIDIA GPUs unlocks the best performance possible, so designers and engineers can create their best work faster. IT can virtualize any application from the data center with an experience that is indistinguishable from a physical workstation — enabling workstation performance from any device.

  • Virtual Compute Server (vCS)

    NVIDIA Virtual Compute Server (vCS) enables data centers running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Virtualization, and other supported KVM-based hypervisors to accelerate server virtualization with the latest NVIDIA data center GPUs, so that the most compute-intensive workloads, such as artificial intelligence, deep learning, and data science, can be run in a virtual machine (VM) powered by NVIDIA vGPU technology.

The following license types are offered:

  • Perpetual license

    A non-expiring, permanent software license that can be used on a perpetual basis without the need to renew. Each Lenovo part number includes a fixed number of years of Support, Upgrade and Maintenance (SUMS).

  • Annual subscription

    A software license that is active for a fixed period as defined by the terms of the subscription license, typically yearly. The subscription includes Support, Upgrade and Maintenance (SUMS) for the duration of the license term.

  • Concurrent User (CCU)

    A method of counting licenses based on active user VMs. If the VM is active and the NVIDIA vGPU software is running, then this counts as one CCU. A vGPU CCU is independent of the connection to the VM.

The following table lists the ordering part numbers and feature codes.

Table 9. NVIDIA vGPU Software
Part number Feature code
7S02CTO1WW
Description
NVIDIA vApps
7S020003WW B1MP NVIDIA vApps Perpetual License and SUMS 5Yr, 1 CCU
7S020004WW B1MQ NVIDIA vApps Subscription License 1 Year, 1 CCU
7S020005WW B1MR NVIDIA vApps Subscription License 3 Years, 1 CCU
7S02003DWW S832 NVIDIA vApps Subscription License 4 Years, 1 CCU
7S02003EWW S833 NVIDIA vApps Subscription License 5 Years, 1 CCU
NVIDIA vPC
7S020009WW B1MV NVIDIA vPC Perpetual License and SUMS 5Yr, 1 CCU
7S02000AWW B1MW NVIDIA vPC Subscription License 1 Year, 1 CCU
7S02000BWW B1MX NVIDIA vPC Subscription License 3 Years, 1 CCU
7S02003FWW S834 NVIDIA vPC Subscription License 4 Years, 1 CCU
7S02003GWW S835 NVIDIA vPC Subscription License 5 Years, 1 CCU
NVIDIA RTX vWS
7S02000FWW B1N1 NVIDIA RTX vWS Perpetual License and SUMS 5Yr, 1 CCU
7S02000GWW B1N2 NVIDIA RTX vWS Subscription License 1 Year, 1 CCU
7S02000HWW B1N3 NVIDIA RTX vWS Subscription License 3 Years, 1 CCU
7S02000XWW S6YJ NVIDIA RTX vWS Subscription License 4 Years, 1 CCU
7S02000YWW S6YK NVIDIA RTX vWS Subscription License 5 Years, 1 CCU
7S02000LWW B1N6 NVIDIA RTX vWS EDU Perpetual License and SUMS 5Yr, 1 CCU
7S02000MWW B1N7 NVIDIA RTX vWS EDU Subscription License 1 Year, 1 CCU
7S02000NWW B1N8 NVIDIA RTX vWS EDU Subscription License 3 Years, 1 CCU
7S02003BWW S830 NVIDIA RTX vWS EDU Subscription License 4 Years, 1 CCU
7S02003CWW S831 NVIDIA RTX vWS EDU Subscription License 5 Years, 1 CCU
NVIDIA vCS
7S02000ZWW S6YL NVIDIA Virtual Compute Server Subscription, 1 GPU (Max 10 CC VMs), 1 Year
7S020010WW S6YM NVIDIA Virtual Compute Server Subscription, 1 GPU (Max 10 CC VMs), 3 Years
7S020011WW S6YN NVIDIA Virtual Compute Server Subscription, 1 GPU (Max 10 CC VMs), 5 Years
7S020012WW S6YP NVIDIA Virtual Compute Server Subscription, 1 GPU (Max 10 CC VMs), EDU, 1 Year
7S020013WW S6YQ NVIDIA Virtual Compute Server Subscription, 1 GPU (Max 10 CC VMs), EDU, 3 Years
7S020014WW S6YR NVIDIA Virtual Compute Server Subscription, 1 GPU (Max 10 CC VMs), EDU, 5 Years

NVIDIA Omniverse Software (OVE)

NVIDIA Omniverse™ Enterprise is an end-to-end collaboration and simulation platform that fundamentally transforms complex design workflows, creating a more harmonious environment for creative teams.

NVIDIA and Lenovo offer a robust, scalable solution for deploying Omniverse Enterprise, accommodating a wide range of professional needs. This document details the critical components, deployment options, and support available, ensuring an efficient and effective Omniverse experience.

Deployment options cater to varying team sizes and workloads. Using Lenovo NVIDIA-Certified Systems™ and Lenovo OVX nodes which are meticulously designed to manage scale and complexity, ensures optimal performance for Omniverse tasks.

Deployment options include:

  • Workstations: NVIDIA-Certified Workstations with A5000 or A6000 Ada GPUs for desktop environments.
  • Data Center Solutions: Deployment with Lenovo OVX nodes or NVIDIA-Certified Servers equipped with L40, L40S or A40 GPUs for centralized, high-capacity needs.

NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise includes the following components and features:

  • Platform Components: Kit, Connect, Nucleus, Simulation, RTX Renderer.
  • Foundation Applications: USD Composer, USD Presenter.
  • Omniverse Extensions: Connect Sample & SDK.
  • Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
  • Nucleus Configuration: Workstation, Enterprise Nucleus Server (supports up to 8 editors per scene); Self-Service Public Cloud Hosting using Containers.
  • Omniverse Farm: Supports batch workloads up to 8 GPUs.
  • Enterprise Services: Authentication (SSO/SSL), Navigator Microservice, Large File Transfer, User Accounts SAML/Account Directory.
  • User Interface: Workstation & IT Managed Launcher.
  • Support: NVIDIA Enterprise Support.
  • Deployment Scenarios: Desktop to Data Center: Workstation deployment for building and designing, with options for physical or virtual desktops. For batch tasks, rendering, and SDG workloads that require headless compute, Lenovo OVX nodes are recommended.

The following part numbers are for a subscription license which is active for a fixed period as noted in the description. The license is for a named user which means the license is for named authorized users who may not re-assign or share the license with any other person.

Table 10. NVIDIA Omniverse Software (OVE)
Part number Feature
7S02CTO1WW
Description
7S02003ZWW SCX0 NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise Subscription per GPU, 1 Year
7S020042WW SCX3 NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise Subscription per GPU, 3 Years
7S020041WW SCX2 NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise Subscription per GPU, INC, 1 Year
7S020040WW SCX1 NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise Subscription per GPU, EDU, 1 Year
7S020043WW SCX4 NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise Subscription per GPU, EDU, 3 Years

NVIDIA AI Enterprise Software

Lenovo offers the NVIDIA AI Enterprise (NVAIE) cloud-native enterprise software. NVIDIA AI Enterprise is an end-to-end, cloud-native suite of  AI and data analytics software, optimized, certified, and supported by NVIDIA to run on VMware vSphere and bare-metal  with NVIDIA-Certified  Systems™.  It includes key enabling technologies from NVIDIA for rapid deployment, management, and scaling of AI workloads in the modern hybrid cloud.

NVIDIA AI Enterprise is licensed on a per-GPU basis. NVIDIA AI Enterprise products can be purchased as either a perpetual license with support services, or as an annual or multi-year subscription.

  • The perpetual license provides the right to use the NVIDIA AI Enterprise software indefinitely, with no expiration. NVIDIA AI Enterprise with perpetual licenses must be purchased in conjunction with one-year, three-year, or five-year support services. A one-year support service is also available for renewals.
  • The subscription offerings are an affordable option to allow IT departments to better manage the flexibility of license volumes. NVIDIA AI Enterprise software products with subscription includes support services for the duration of the software’s subscription license

The features of NVIDIA AI Enterprise Software are listed in the following table.

Table 11. Features of NVIDIA AI Enterprise Software (NVAIE)
Features Supported in NVIDIA AI Enterprise
Per GPU Licensing Yes
Compute Virtualization Supported
Windows Guest OS Support No support
Linux Guest OS Support Supported
Maximum Displays 1
Maximum Resolution 4096 x 2160 (4K)
OpenGL and Vulkan In-situ Graphics only
CUDA and OpenCL Support Supported
ECC and Page Retirement Supported
MIG GPU Support Supported
Multi-vGPU Supported
NVIDIA GPUDirect Supported
Peer-to-Peer over NVLink Supported
GPU Pass Through Support Supported
Baremetal Support Supported
AI and Data Science applications and Frameworks Supported
Cloud Native ready Supported

Note: Maximum 10 concurrent VMs per product license

The following table lists the ordering part numbers and feature codes.

Table 12. NVIDIA AI Enterprise Software (NVAIE)
Part number Feature code
7S02CTO1WW
Description
AI Enterprise Perpetual License
7S020019WW S6YW NVIDIA AI Enterprise Perpetual License and Support per GPU, 1 Year
7S02001AWW S6YX NVIDIA AI Enterprise Perpetual License and Support per GPU, 3 Years
7S02001BWW S6YY NVIDIA AI Enterprise Perpetual License and Support per GPU, 5 Years
7S02001CWW S6YZ NVIDIA AI Enterprise Perpetual License and Support per GPU, EDU, 1 Year
7S02001DWW S6Z0 NVIDIA AI Enterprise Perpetual License and Support per GPU, EDU, 3 Years
7S02001EWW S6Z1 NVIDIA AI Enterprise Perpetual License and Support per GPU, EDU, 5 Years
AI Enterprise Subscription License
7S02001FWW S6Z2 NVIDIA AI Enterprise Subscription License and Support per GPU, 1 Year
7S02001GWW S6Z3 NVIDIA AI Enterprise Subscription License and Support per GPU, 3 Years
7S02001HWW S6Z4 NVIDIA AI Enterprise Subscription License and Support per GPU, 5 Years
7S02001JWW S6Z5 NVIDIA AI Enterprise Subscription License and Support per GPU, EDU, 1 Year
7S02001KWW S6Z6 NVIDIA AI Enterprise Subscription License and Support per GPU, EDU, 3 Years
7S02001LWW S6Z7 NVIDIA AI Enterprise Subscription License and Support per GPU, EDU, 5 Years

Find more information in the NVIDIA AI Enterprise Sizing Guide.

NVIDIA HPC Compiler Software

Table 13. NVIDIA HPC Compiler
Part number Feature code
7S09CTO6WW
Description
HPC Compiler Support Services
7S090014WW S924 NVIDIA HPC Compiler Support Services, 1 Year
7S090015WW S925 NVIDIA HPC Compiler Support Services, 3 Years
7S09002GWW S9UQ NVIDIA HPC Compiler Support Services, 5 Years
7S090016WW S926 NVIDIA HPC Compiler Support Services, EDU, 1 Year
7S090017WW S927 NVIDIA HPC Compiler Support Services, EDU, 3 Years
7S09002HWW S9UR NVIDIA HPC Compiler Support Services, EDU, 5 Years
7S090018WW S928 NVIDIA HPC Compiler Support Services - Additional Contact, 1 Year
7S09002JWW S9US NVIDIA HPC Compiler Support Services - Additional Contact, 3 Years
7S09002KWW S9UT NVIDIA HPC Compiler Support Services - Additional Contact, 5 Years
7S090019WW S929 NVIDIA HPC Compiler Support Services - Additional Contact, EDU, 1 Year
7S09002LWW S9UU NVIDIA HPC Compiler Support Services - Additional Contact, EDU, 3 Years
7S09002MWW S9UV NVIDIA HPC Compiler Support Services - Additional Contact, EDU, 5 Years
HPC Compiler Premier Support Services
7S09001AWW S92A NVIDIA HPC Compiler Premier Support Services, 1 Year
7S09002NWW S9UW NVIDIA HPC Compiler Premier Support Services, 3 Years
7S09002PWW S9UX NVIDIA HPC Compiler Premier Support Services, 5 Years
7S09001BWW S92B NVIDIA HPC Compiler Premier Support Services, EDU, 1 Year
7S09002QWW S9UY NVIDIA HPC Compiler Premier Support Services, EDU, 3 Years
7S09002RWW S9UZ NVIDIA HPC Compiler Premier Support Services, EDU, 5 Years
7S09001CWW S92C NVIDIA HPC Compiler Premier Support Services - Additional Contact, 1 Year
7S09002SWW S9V0 NVIDIA HPC Compiler Premier Support Services - Additional Contact, 3 Years
7S09002TWW S9V1 NVIDIA HPC Compiler Premier Support Services - Additional Contact, 5 Years
7S09001DWW S92D NVIDIA HPC Compiler Premier Support Services - Additional Contact, EDU, 1 Year
7S09002UWW S9V2 NVIDIA HPC Compiler Premier Support Services - Additional Contact, EDU, 3 Years
7S09002VWW S9V3 NVIDIA HPC Compiler Premier Support Services - Additional Contact, EDU, 5 Years

Auxiliary power cables

The NVIDIA A2 does not require an auxiliary power cable.

Regulatory approvals

The NVIDIA A2 GPU has the following regulatory approvals:

  • RCM
  • BSMI
  • CE
  • FCC
  • ICES
  • KCC
  • cUL, UL
  • VCCI

Operating environment

The NVIDIA A2 GPU has the following operating characteristics:

  • Ambient temperature
    • Operational: 0°C to 50°C (-5°C to 55°C for short term*)
    • Storage: -40°C to 75°C
  • Relative humidity:
    • Operational: 5-85% (5-93% short term*)
    • Storage: 5-95%

* A period not more than 96 hours consecutive, not to exceed 15 days per year.

Warranty

One year limited warranty. When installed in a Lenovo server, the GPU assumes the server’s base warranty and any warranty upgrades.

Related product families

Product families related to this document are the following:

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