Lenovo Accelerates AI Initiatives to Solve Greatest Challenges
Lenovo Data Center Group announced new initiatives designed to empower customers to embrace Artificial Intelligence (AI) and make it a true reality for their organizations to achieve augmented intelligence capabilities for increased productivity and transformative results.
Widely considered a strategic priority, 76 percent of respondents in a recent survey indicated that AI is fundamental to the success of their operation’s strategy, while 64 percent cited the technology as fundamental to their organization’s long-term growth. At the same time, it’s expected that there will be 44 trillion gigabytes of data in existence by 2020.
Combined, this creates a need for deep learning and inference capabilities, built on a foundation of high performance computing (HPC) infrastructure, that can process this information, generate new, actionable insights and underpin key business and scientific advancements. Lenovo is partnering with customers as they explore AI’s ability to enable truly innovative research that is advancing global humanitarian efforts, such as identifying cures for diseases or understanding the true impact of climate change.
Building on broader $1.2B investment in AI R&D and initiatives, Lenovo’s Data Center Group is operating three new AI innovation centers in Morrisville, North Carolina; Stuttgart, Germany and Beijing, China, designed to help customers discover how AI can help solve their biggest business or humanitarian challenges. Over 100 data scientists and specialized AI developers are already working to engineer AI-enabled solutions, such as patient image scanning to detect and classify tumors and assist doctors in diagnoses.
Customers can access innovation center services remotely and have the opportunity to test and refine applications and workloads on a variety of systems optimized for high-performance. Additionally, they can join a diverse community of experts spanning partners and data scientists and other customers, to share insights and learning’s to help solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.
To empower customers to pursue these transformative capabilities Lenovo announced two offerings designed specifically for future-defined workloads. The first one are new GPUs for ThinkSystem SD530, including support for the latest NVIDIA Volta architecture-based Tesla V100 GPU accelerators and Intel Xeon Scalable Systems Family processors. Also there's Lenovo Intelligent Computing Orchestrator (LiCO), a powerful management suite with an intuitive GUI that helps accelerate development of AI applications.