Intel collaborates with Lenovo to advance High-Performance Computing (HPC) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Intel Collaborates with Lenovo to advance high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI)

Intel recently announced a collaboration with Lenovo to advance their leadership in the convergence of high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI).

The joint engineering and HPC IP from two companies have produced remarkable results with 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable platform and Lenovo Neptune liquid cooling technology, the announcement notes.

Executive Opinion

Executive vice president of Lenovo and president of Lenovo Data Center Group, Kirk Skaugen, said, "Our goal is to further accelerate innovation into the Exascale era, aggressively waterfalling these solutions to scientists and businesses of all sizes to speed discovery and outcomes. We are passionate in helping researchers solve humanity’s greatest challenges. Lenovo’s Neptune™ liquid cooling, in combination with the 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable platform, helps customers unlock new insights and deliver unprecedented outcomes at new levels of energy efficiency."

Intel executive vice president and general manager of the Data Center Group, Navin Shenoy, said, "Intel is laser-focused on helping our customers spur innovation and discovery through the convergence of AI with HPC. Our extended collaboration with Lenovo combines the best of both companies’ innovations to drive our customers’ progress forward even faster."

Focus areas of Collaboration

The collaboration will focus on three main pillars namely Systems and solutions, Software optimization for HPC and AI convergence & Ecosystem enablement.

The systems and solutions will focus on technologies like Lenovo's TruScale Infrastructure, Intel Xe computing architecture, Intel Optane DC persistent memory, and Intel oneAPI programming framework. Intel's Xeon Scalable processors have purposely built-in AI acceleration of Intel's Deep Learning Boost technology will be also part of systems and solutions focus area, notes the announcement.

Both companies plan to establish joint "HPC & AI centers of excellence" for researching the challenges in genomics, cancer, weather and climate, space exploration.

The announcement stated that 173 of TOP500 fastest supercomputers from 19 markets and 17 of world's top 25 research universities run on Lenovo's servers.


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