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Lenovo Unveils Hybrid AI Solutions in collaboration with NVIDIA

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Lenovo announced new hybrid AI solutions at  NVIDIA GTC, a global AI conference. The solutions built in collaboration with NVIDIA deliver the power of tailored generative AI applications to every enterprise and cloud, bringing transformational capabilities to every industry. Stemming from the expanded engineering collaboration announced with NVIDIA during Lenovo Tech World, the innovations help enterprises and cloud providers with the critical accelerated computing capabilities needed to succeed in the AI era, taking AI from concept to reality and empowering businesses to efficiently develop and deploy new AI use cases that drive innovation, digitalization and growth.

Mr. Sumir Bhatia, President – AP, Lenovo ISG
Mr. Sumir Bhatia, President – AP, Lenovo ISG

Mr. Sumir Bhatia, President – AP, Lenovo ISG commented, “As we witness the unveiling of our groundbreaking AI solutions in collaboration with NVIDIA, we’re particularly proud of our commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency. By pioneering innovative cooling technologies and designing systems with minimal environmental impact, Lenovo is not only advancing AI capabilities but also leading the charge toward a greener, more sustainable future. This partnership underscores our dedication to driving positive change and delivering responsible, high-performance computing solutions to businesses worldwide.”

The hybrid solutions are purpose built through engineering collaboration to efficiently bring AI to customer data, where and when users need it the most – from the pocket to the cloud – advancing Lenovo’s vision to enable AI for all and delivering time to market support of breakthrough architecture for the next generation of massive scale generative AI. Lenovo hybrid solutions, already optimized to run NVIDIA AI Enterprise software for secure, supported and stable production AI, will now also provide developers access to the just-announced NVIDIA microservices, including NVIDIA NIM and NeMo Retriever.

Mr. Amit Luthra, MD – India, Lenovo ISG
Mr. Amit Luthra, MD – India, Lenovo ISG

“As Lenovo introduces its latest hybrid AI solutions in partnership with NVIDIA, we are excited to bring the potential of tailored generative AI applications to enterprises and clouds across India,” said Mr. Amit Luthra, MD – India, Lenovo ISG. “This collaboration represents a pivotal moment in our commitment to empowering businesses in India with transformative AI capabilities. By leveraging advancements in real-time computing and power efficiency, Lenovo aims to democratize AI, fostering innovation, digital transformation, and economic growth within the Indian market.”

As industries around the globe seek to use AI for analyzing vast bodies of data, power efficiency remains crucial to making the rollout of these compute-intensive workloads accessible for all businesses. Lenovo has been at the forefront of enabling efficient, high-power computing without compromise, pioneering Lenovo NeptuneTM liquid cooling technology and ranking #1 on the Green500 list for cutting-edge designs powered by NVIDIA GPUs that accelerate computing capabilities while keeping things cool even in high-heat, multi-GPU environments. 

Lenovo ThinkSystem AI Servers: Catapulting Generative AI Inference and Efficiency with NVIDIA

Marking a game-changing milestone in efficiently supercharging AI-workloads at scale, Lenovo unveiled the expansion of the Lenovo ThinkSystem AI portfolio, featuring two new powerful 8-way NVIDIA GPU systems that are purpose-built to deliver massive computational capabilities with uncompromised power efficiency to accelerate AI implementation. Engineered for generative AI, natural language processing (NLP), and large language model (LLM) development, with time-to-market support for the NVIDIA HGX AI supercomputing platform, including NVIDIA H100 and H200 Tensor Core GPUs and the all-new NVIDIA Grace Blackwell GB200 Superchip, as well as the advanced, next-generation NVIDIA Quantum-X800 InfiniBand and Spectrum-X800 Ethernet networking platforms.

Lenovo ThinkSystem AI servers with NVIDIA B200 Tensor Core GPUs are set to power the new era of generative AI. The NVIDIA Blackwell architecture’s generative AI Engine, alongside the faster NVIDIA NVLink interconnect and enhanced security capabilities, propel the data center into a new era. With up to 25X more real-time inference to accelerate trillion-parameter language models, B200 GPUs are designed for the most demanding AI, data analytics and HPC workloads.

With an ultra-efficient power usage effectiveness (PUE) of 1.1., the new Lenovo ThinkSystem SR780a V3 isa 5U system that uses Lenovo Neptune™ liquid cooling. By using direct water cooling of CPU and GPUs and NVIDIA NVSwitch technology, the system can sustain maximum performance without hitting any thermal limits. For more than a decade, Lenovo’s industry-leading Lenovo Neptune direct water-cooling solution, which recycles loops of warm water to cool data center systems, enabling customers to realize up to a 40% reduction in power consumption and a 3.5x improvement in thermal efficiencies compared to traditional air-cooled systems.

Also accelerating the portfolio, the new Lenovo ThinkSystem SR680a V3 is an air-cooled, two-socket system built for maximum acceleration for complex AI with Intel processors and a choice of NVIDIA GPUs. The highly accelerated systems deliver massive computational capability and use industry-standard 19-inch server racks, allowing for dense hardware configurations that maximize efficiency without occupying excessive floor space or requiring shelving. For high-performance inference on popular AI models from NVIDIA and its ecosystem, customers can run the NVIDIA NIM inference microservices included in NVIDIA AI Enterprise on Lenovo enterprise infrastructure.

The portfolio includes Lenovo’s XClarity Systems Management, giving businesses a simplified and centralized resource management system, as well as Lenovo’s Intelligent Computing Orchestration (LiCO), a unified platform that streamlines use of clustered computing resources for AI model development and training and HPC workloads. The portfolio also supports the 4th and 5th generation of Intel Xeon Scalable Processors and provides thermal headroom for future higher-power GPUs.

Co-Designed NVIDIA MGX Solutions: Bringing Custom AI, NVIDIA Omniverse and HPC to CSPs and Enterprise

Lenovo is the leading provider of workstation-to-cloud support for designing, engineering and powering NVIDIA OVX systems and the NVIDIA Omniverse development platform. To help companies quickly build and deploy a wide range of purpose-built AI, HPC and Omniverse applications, Lenovo is partnering with NVIDIA to build accelerated models faster using NVIDIA MGX modular reference designs. Leveraging the designs, cloud service providers receive customized models faster with the delivery of accelerated computing for AI and Omniverse workloads economically and at scale. Including time-to-market support for the NVIDIA H200 GPU, the systems will enable scientists and researchers to tackle the world’s most challenging problems by accelerating complex AI and HPC applications running terabytes of data.

Lenovo’s new offerings built with the NVIDIA MGX modular reference server design include:

●        New Lenovo HG630N – MGX 1U – an open-standard server with Lenovo Neptune direct liquid cooling to reduce power consumption while supporting the highest-performing GPUs.

●        New Lenovo HG650N – MGX 2U – a highly modular, GPU-optimized system that is air-cooled, supports industry-standard racks and enables NVIDIA GH200 Grace Hopper Superchip deployments.

●        New Lenovo HG660X V3 – MGX 4U – a system that supports up to 8 600W NVIDIA GPUs in an air-cooled environment, ideal for NVIDIA Omniverse and AI workloads. Lenovo is a NVIDIA design partner for MGX 4U.

●        New Lenovo HR650N – MGX 2U – a high-performing Arm CPU server with multiple cores and flexibility for storage and Front IO, leveraging the energy-efficient NVIDIAGrace CPU Superchip and supporting DPUs.

Lenovo Professional Services: Fast Tracking AI Journey and Accelerating Industry Advancement

Lenovo’s real-time solutions powered by NVIDIA are using AI and Lenovo infrastructure to help customers accelerate smarter futures and realize new potential across industries. In retail, these solutions are analyzing customer movement and behavior to improve traffic flow and better manage inventory in real time.  In manufacturing, integrated Lenovo and NVIDIA solutions help improve safety between workers and machines by refining assembly line inspection processes. Across cities, integrated Lenovo edge AI solutions are helping city planners to get the most out of data by optimizing space, infrastructure and asset utilization to help manage people in traffic flows and reduce power consumption.

Lenovo’s newly announced AI Services Center Of Excellence (COE) combines business advisors, data scientists, and AI-optimized infrastructure as-a-service to maximize outcomes, meeting customers where they are on their AI journey. Following Lenovo’s proven AI-readiness methodology covering security, people, process, and technology, the AI COE offers the expertise and capabilities to enable businesses to fast-track their journey to implementing powerful, responsible, and sustainable AI.  Lenovo’s new AI professional services offerings include:

·      New AI Discover – Helps customers uncover the “art of the possible” for AI.  By conducting interactive workshops and assessments, looking across the entire ecosystem, and mapping out the AI strategy, Lenovo builds the blueprint for AI success.

·      New Fast Start Generative AI services with NVIDIA – Leverages powerful data insights and achieves a competitive advantage with Generative AI. Lenovo offers full-stack solutions to support the complete product lifecycle, plus services to implement, adopt, and scale Generative AI solutions.

·      New TruScale GenAI As-A-Service – Provides AI capabilities through an as a service model which increases flexibility, scalability and predictability.  With Lenovo TruScale, infrastructure is always right sized to procure, deploy and manage AI Innovation.

·      Enhanced Professional Services for AI – Helps customers accelerate their AI transformation by providing business advisors, data scientists, and AI-optimized infrastructure-as-a-service, ensuring a seamless utilization of sustainable AI.

Covered By: NCN MAGAZINE / Lenovo

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