DELL EMC and NVIDIA launch AI reference architecture

DELL EMC and NVIDIA announced the launch of their latest AI reference architecture utilizing Dell EMC Isilon and the NVIDIA DGX-1.

The integrated turnkey AI solution pairing Dell EMC’s scale-out All-Flash Isilon F800 with the NVIDIA DGX-1 system will be commercially available through DELL EMC and NVIDIA  joint strategic channel partners.

According to Gartner artificial intelligence (AI) is projected to unlock total $1.2 trillion in 2018 and AI-derived business value is forecast to reach $3.9 trillion in 2022.

In another report from McKinsey, by 2030, AI could potentially deliver additional global economic activity of around US$13 trillion with the early AI adopters standing to achieve up to 20-25 percent more of the economic benefits than the laggards.

Executive Opinion

Senior Vice President Sales Strategy, Planning, and Operations at DELL EMC, Travis Vigil said,  "This solution addresses the challenges associated with scaling AI workloads in the data center, from design to deployment to support. This new solution is designed to simplify and accelerate AI deployments with a jointly validated reference architecture offered as a converged solution, with single-point-of-contact support through our network of strategic channel partners."

The AI Reference Architecture in Brief

The AI reference architecture pairing Dell EMC Isilon and NVIDIA DGX-1 servers is a scale-out offering and independently scales compute and storage bringing balance among price, performance and data footprint.

It further allows rapid deployment of production-grade deep learning solutions for use cases such as genomics, precision medicine, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD), video analytics and content enrichment, fraud detection/prevention and a multitude of other AI workloads, notes the announcement.

This solution is initially available in the Americas via Computacenter US, Insight, Presidio, Sirius and WWT.


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