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QNAP Introduces the TS-2888X AI-Ready NAS Combining Hybrid Storage and Ready-to-use Software – Preorder Now for a 15% Discount from SimplyNAS

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Taipei, Taiwan, November 1, 2018 – 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.

Early adopters can take advantage of a 15% discount by pre-ordering the TS-2888X now (offer ends November 30th, 2018).  Preorder the TS-2888X now

“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.

For more information about the TS-2888X, including hardware specifications, software features, and pre-orders details, please visit https://www.qnap.com/solution/ts-2888x-early-bird/en/.

About QNAP Systems, Inc.

QNAP Systems, Inc., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, provides a comprehensive range of cutting-edge Network-attached Storage (NAS) and video surveillance solutions based on the principles of usability, high security, and flexible scalability. QNAP offers quality NAS products for home and business users, providing solutions for storage, backup/snapshot, virtualization, teamwork, multimedia, and more. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than “simple storage”, and has created many NAS-based innovations to encourage users to host and develop Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and machine learning solutions on their QNAP NAS.

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