Dell EMC dives deeper into AI

New Machine Learning and Deep Learning Ready Bundles enable customers to easily deploy and benefit from AI

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Dell EMC dives deeper into AI For industries like financial services or personalised medicine, the possibilities of AI are endless, said Ahmad.
By  David Ndichu Published  November 16, 2017

Dell EMC says it wants to democratise high performance (HPC) while helping customers achieve faster, better and deeper data insights.

The company’s Machine and Deep Learning Ready Bundles are part of a new portfolio that seeks to deliver on this promise. These Ready Bundles combine pre-tested and validated servers, storage, networking and services optimised for machine and deep learning applications.

While AI techniques such as machine learning and deep learning are rapidly being deployed by many organisations across several industries, only a small number possess the expertise to design, deploy and manage such systems to use them effectively for rapidly gaining new insights. Dell EMC’s  new solutions offer customers the ability to harness the power of the massive amounts of their collected data, delivering faster, better and deeper business insights in real-time.

Armughan Ahmad, senior vice president/general manager, hybrid cloud and ready solutions, Dell EMC said one of organisations’ biggest challenges is how to best manage and learn from the ever-increasing amount of data they collect daily. “With Dell EMC’s high performance computing experience, we’ve seen how our artificial intelligence solutions can deliver critical insights from this data, faster than ever before possible. Working with our strategic technology partners, we’re able to bring these powerful capabilities to all enterprises. When you think about what this means for industries like financial services or personalised medicine, the possibilities are endless and exciting,” he added.

Dell EMC Deep Learning Ready Bundle customers will also benefit from the introduction of the new Dell EMC PowerEdge C4140 server, supporting latest generation NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPU accelerators with PCIe and NVLink high-speed interconnect technology.

The new Dell EMC PowerEdge C4140 server is an ultra-dense, accelerator optimised server platform with an innovative systems design. The PowerEdge C4140 features two Intel Xeon Scalable Processors and four NVIDIA Tesla GPUs to deliver optimised performance for demanding cognitive workloads. The new PowerEdge C4140’s acceleration technology is ideal for intensive machine learning and deep learning applications to drive advances in scientific imaging, oil and gas exploration, financial services and other HPC industry verticals.

Dell EMC also plans to introduce Ready Bundles working closely with Intel technology. Dell EMC and Intel have embarked on a Joint Innovation Agreement to collaborate on advancing artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning.

Dell EMC has been collaborating with various research organisations to build its machine and deep learning capabilities

The Texas Advanced Computing Centre (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin has conducted research to identify brain tumours using machine learning as one of the first applications of its new “Stampede2” supercomputer with Intel Xeon Phi 7250 processors across 4,200 nodes connected with Intel Omni-Path Fabric. This system was developed in collaboration with Dell EMC, Intel and Seagate and ranks No. 12 on the TOP500 list of the most powerful computer systems worldwide.

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