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Lenovo & NVIDIA unveil hybrid AI solutions for accelerated computing
Wed, 20th Mar 2024

Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) has unveiled a suite of hybrid artificial intelligence (AI) solutions created in tandem with technology multinational NVIDIA. Focusing on integrating tailored generative AI applications, the innovations are designed to provide accelerated computing capabilities to both enterprises and cloud providers.

These hybrid solutions effectively enable AI to link with customer data, providing time-to-market support for cutting-edge architecture that can accommodate massive scale generative AI. The capabilities are part of an effort to move AI from concept to implementation, thereby stimulating innovation, digitalisation, and growth across industries.

Lenovo ISG President Kirk Skaugen said: "We are at an inflection point where new AI use cases are coming to market based on improvements in real-time computing, power efficiency and ease of deployment. Through our partnership with NVIDIA, we are delivering groundbreaking advancements in efficiency, performance, and cost that are accelerating AI applications across every industry and helping businesses immediately use insights from their data sets."

Lenovo and NVIDIA's collaborations have produced a range of solutions prioritising efficiency and sustainability. In line with this, Lenovo continues to pioneer high-power computing with its Lenovo Neptune™ liquid cooling technology, thereby enabling high performance even in high-heat, multi-GPU environments.

Expansion of the Lenovo ThinkSystem AI portfolio now comprises two new powerful 8-way NVIDIA GPU systems specifically designed for maximum power efficiency. These systems can boost AI use, particularly in natural language processing (NLP) and large language model (LLM) development, promoting further expansion into AI fields.

Also announced in this portfolio are Lenovo ThinkStation Workstations with NVIDIA RTX, anticipated to significantly improve AI developer productivity. These include new Lenovo Workstations with NVIDIA AI Workbench and Lenovo ThinkStation and ThinkPad workstations featuring the new NVIDIA A800 GPU, which bolsters personal data science and generative AI environments for organisations handling various AI workflows.

To strengthen its integrative capabilities further, Lenovo has partnered with NVIDIA to implement NVIDIA MGX modular reference designs. This partnership hopes to enable companies to quickly construct and launch a variety of AI, High-Performance Computing (HPC), and Omniverse applications.

Lenovo ISG also has established a new AI Services Center of Excellence (COE). The COE aims to streamline the implementation of impactful, responsible, and sustainable AI by furnishing businesses with expert advice and infrastructural capabilities. The centre offers several professional services, including AI Discover and Fast Start Generative AI services with NVIDIA, as well as enhancements to existing professional services to ensure the seamless use of sustainable AI.