QNAP Systems, Inc. introduces the brand-new TS-2888X AI-Ready NAS, an all-in-one AI solution combining robust storage and a ready-to-use software environment that simplifies AI workflows with high cost-efficiency. Built using next-gen Intel Xeon W processors with up to 18 cores and employing a hybrid storage architecture with eight hard drives and twenty high-performance SSDs (including 4 U.2 SSDs), the TS-2888X also supports installing up to 4 high-end graphics cards and runs QNAP’s AI developer package “QuAI”. The TS-2888X packs everything required for machine learning AI to help organizations quickly and easily implement AI applications.
“Compared with typical AI workstations, the TS-2888X combines high-performance computing with huge-capacity storage to greatly reduce latency, accelerate data transfer, and to eliminate performance bottlenecks caused by network connectivity,” said David Tsao, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “integrating AI-focused hardware and software reduces the time and complexity for implementing and managing AI tasks, making the TS-2888X the ideal AI solution for most organizations.”
The TS-2888X is built around AI optimization. Featuring the powerful Intel Xeon W processor with up to 18 cores and 36 threads and up to 4.5 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, the TS-2888X also supports up to 512 GB DDR4 ECC RDIMM 2666 MHz RAM to deliver rapid workload loading and processing. The TS-2888X supports mainstream NVIDIA , AMD and Intel acceleration cards, providing 8 PCIe slots and a 2000W 80Plus Platinum PSU that accommodates up to 4 high-end graphics cards to unleash tremendous computing power. To meet the simultaneous needs for scale and performance, the TS-2888X employs a hybrid storage architecture, supporting eight 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s HDDs, sixteen 2.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s SSDs, and four 2.5-inch U.2 PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe SSDs with high-speed I/O for enabling SSD caching or auto-tiering advantages for performance-demanding applications.
The TS-2888X introduces a comprehensive software environment for organizations to easily set up and maintain AI applications. Besides the exclusive QuAI – an AI developer package to quickly build, train and optimize AI models running on the NAS – QNAP’s Container Station enables a range of open-source tools and frameworks (including Caffe, TensorFlow, AlexNet, FaceNet, and more) for the AI workflows readily available to users. The TS-2888X also features flexible backup tools and snapshot protection to assure data security while also allowing efficient disaster recovery. Being an all-in-one AI solution, the TS-2888X greatly simplifies the implementation of AI while providing greater cost-efficiency.
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