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120TB NVMe over Fabric Storage Appliance

120TB PNY 3S-2400P Deep Learning Storage Appliance

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AI Optimised Storage For Deep Learning Acceleration


Maximizing GPU usage of your DGX systems throughout your AI journey NVIDIA’s DGX range has helped shape the AI landscape and changed future possibilities. However, the DGX range has limited internal space for NVMe flash storage, an essential element for performance and overall capability.

PNY 3S-2400 AI Optimised Storage Server creates a central pool of ultra-low latency NVMe which can be shared amongst one or multiple DGX servers. Providing each DGX with the ideal level of resource without the need for upfront over investment.

Simply connected via NVIDIA compatible EDR InfiniBand / 100Gbe, the unique RDMA protocol ensures the NVMe resource is seen and performs as if it were internal to the DGX.

Benefits of AI Optimised Storage

30% FASTER TRAININGReal life deep learning projects show a massive 30% improvement in training times when compared to other solutions.Excellent performance with the standard storage synthetic benchmarks, with bandwidth, latency and IOPS, leaving others behind.

50% LOWER COSTCost and affordability are a key design focus. By removing the need for expensive storage controllers, costs are dramatically reduced, and more of your investment is spent on GPU and NVMe resource providing greater productivity and ROI.

100% SCALABILITYWith Scale-UP and Scale-OUT, both capacity and performance are not limited. Regardless of where you start, scaling is simple, fast and on demand.Providing a future proof solution and benefiting from the lowering trend of flash costs.

Blistering Performance for AI Workflows


Ensuring your project’s funds are better spentToday’s AI servers consume and analyse data at much higher rates than traditional storage solutions an deliver. Resulting in low GPU utilisation and dramatically extending training times as well as decreasing productivity. PNY 3S-2400 has been developed from the ground up for AI workloads and NVIDIA DGX optimisation. Delivering ultra-low latency and tremendous bandwidth at a price which allows more investment to be made on GPU resource and less on expensive, slower storage.

NVMe over Fabric Low Latency Storage

low-latency distributed

Excelero delivers low-latency distributed block storage for web-scale applications. NVMesh enables shared NVMe across any network and supports any local or distributed file system. The solution features an intelligent management layer that abstracts underlying hardware with CPU offload, creates logical volumes with redundancy, and provides centralised, intelligent management and monitoring.

Applications can enjoy the latency, throughput and IOPs of a local NVMe device with the convenience of centralised storage while avoiding proprietary hardware lock-in and reducing the overall storage TCO. NVMesh features a distributed block layer that allows unmodified applications to utilize pooled NVMe storage devices across a network at local speeds and latencies. Distributed NVMe storage resources are pooled with the ability to create arbitrary, dynamic block volumes that can be utilised by any host running the NVMesh block client.

Start Small. Scale Only When Needed


Help your team be more productive by taking full advantage of the DGX capabilityUnlike most storage solutions where the initial investment dictates future growth and performance, often resulting in the need to overspend for potential future growth.

PNY’s NVmesh design can scale in stages to suit your project without any limitation. Just purchase the capacity and performance you need today and feel secure that as you scale, so can your capacity and performance.

Enhanced Fault Tolerance

The special 3S-2400P series models provide enhanced fault tolerance compared to the standard 3S-2400 models.

The configuration is based upon Erasure Coding, a scalable RAID-Like protection which provides various levels of resilience. The recommended configuration, including any additional scale-out units, is x + 2, meaning x data drives and 2 parity drives. In this configuration the data and parity are distributed in blocks and not just on one drive.


For example, with 12x 15TB drives a single S3-2400P unit has a raw capacity of 180TB.


However, with Erasure Coding Protection enabled and the equivalent of 2 drives’ capacity being used for Parity the useable capacity drops to 150TB. This is just one example of the many configurations supported by the 3S-2400P. Our technical team can advise on the optimum configuration for your requirements and budget.

Flexible Design with Flexible Solutions

Example Solution 32TB 3S-2400 120TB 3S-2400P 2x 180GB 3S-2400P
Form Factor 2U 2U 4U
Drives 4 x 8 TB 8 x 15 TB 24 x 15 TB (12 per node)
Capacity 32 TB 120 TB raw or 90 TB RAID 6 360 TB raw or 300 TB RAID 6
Max Capacity 192 TB (24 Drives) 360 TB (24 drives) 720 TB (48 drives)
Latency ‹ 100 µS ‹ 100 µS ‹ 100 µS
Bandwidth Max 12 GBsec (4 drives) 23 GBsec 46 GBsec
IOPS 2 million 4 million 8 million
Resnet50 Benchmarks (256) 6500 IMGsec* (based on single DGX1) 13000 IMGsec* (based on two DGX1s) 26000 IMGsec* (based on four DGX1s)
Connectivity 2 x Independent EDR InfiniBand/100Gbe 2 x Independent EDR InfiniBand/100Gbe 4 x Independent EDR InfiniBand/100Gbe
NVMesh HW RAID 0, 1 RAID 0, 1 RAID 0, 1, 10, 5**, 6**

*6500IMGsec is the maximum efficiency for a DGX1. Additional DGX’s will increase the results
**RAID5 and RAID6 based upon 15TB configurations, available in single or multiple nodes

TAILORED RESILIENCERegardless of your resilience needs, PNY 3S-2400 storage server will maintain ulta-low latency and high performance for AI / DL workflows. Resilience options range from RAID0 to full mirrored solutions with No Single Point of Failure.

TECHNICAL SUPPORTWith 24/7 support and a range of on-site options, you can choose the package most effective for your organisation or project.

Detailed Specifications

Component Description
Storage Capacity 120TB per node
Connectivity 2 x QSP28 EDR Inifinband /100Gb/s Ethernet
Power Hot-swap redundant PSUs
Form Factor 2U, 710mm deep
Installation & Configuration Customisable to your requirements
Excelero Software License 3 years. 5-year license available on request.
Support 3 years 24/7 Premium Support
5-year support contact available on request.
Warranty 3 Years
Form Factor 2U
CPU Included Yes
CPU Type 2nd Gen. Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
CPU Model  
Architecture Cascade Lake-SP (Purley)
Manufacturing Process  
Unlocked CPU No
No. of Threads N/A
Clock Speed N/A
Burst Frequency N/A
CPU Cache  
CPU Cooler  
Max. TDP  
CPU Socket N/A
Chipset N/A
Motherboard Form Factor  
Motherboard Model  
Memory Type DDR4 ECC Registered
Memory Included Yes
Memory Capacity Included 96GB
Memory Edition  
Memory Channels  
Memory Type (ECC) ECC
Memory Type (R/U) RDIMM (Registered)
Memory Speed (Mhz)  
Max. Memory Capacity  
On-board/Integrated Graphics No
Processor/Motherboard Graphics Chip N/A
Discrete GPU No
Discrete GPU Chipset  
GPU Architecture  
GPU Manufacturing Process  
GPU Cores/Streams/Execution Units  
GPU Tensor Cores N/A
Base GPU Speed N/A
Max. GPU Speed N/A
GPU Memory Size  
GPU Memory Type  
GPU Memory Clock  
GPU Memory Bus  
Discrete GPU Cooler  
Multi-GPU Configuration No
Max. GPU Resolution  
Graphics Interface N/A
Expansion Slots N/A
HDD Storage Included Yes
HDD Storage Type U.2 NVMe
HDD Storage Capacity 120TB
Optical Drive None
Drive Bays N/A
Backplane I/O  
RAID Support  
Internal I/O N/A
Network Interface Type 2x QSFP28 100GbE InfiniBand
Network Chip/Modules  
Front Panel
  • 1 x D-Sub (VGA)
  • 2 x USB 3.0
Back Panel
  • 2 x 100GbE QSFP28
  • 1 x D-Sub (VGA)
  • 1 x RJ45 Dedicated IPMI port
  • 1 x Serial (COM)
  • 2 x USB 3.0
Cooling Fans  
Keyboard / Mouse Included No
Remote Control Included No
VESA Mountable N/A
PSU Wattage  
PSU Efficiency Rating  
PSU Redundancy 1+1
Operating System Included No
Operating System N/A
Dimensions 438 x 87.3 x 704.9 (mm WxHxD)
Storage Drives
SSD Storage Included No
SSD Storage Type  
SSD Storage Capacity  
Additional Information
Scan Code LN106626

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120TB NVMe over Fabric Storage Appliance
120TB NVMe over Fabric Storage Appliance