Lenovo & Nvidia have announced their partnership to enable enterprises to build and deploy custom, domain-specific AI models.
Nvidia has partnered with Lenovo to provide AI-based solutions such as AI software, expert services, and accelerated systems for enterprises and companies. The companies look to collaborate closely for this end-to-end offering that will help build and deploy AI models specific to certain domains, industries, or use cases with ease and convenience.
It’s about time that we have a strong partnership on this front that will accelerate inference, training, language model development, and tool development for specific use cases. For example, Google has already started rolling out its Med-PaLM 2 LLM focused on the healthcare industry.
Lenovo will build these fully integrated systems with the help of Nvidia’s chips to bring AI-powered computing to everything. This includes providing companies access to deploy their own generative AI applications tailored to their own industry.
At the annual Tech World keynote in Austin, Texas, Lenovo Chairman and CEO Yuanqing Yang, alongside NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang spoke about this partnership at length.
This hybrid cloud approach will enable enterprises to prepare and deploy custom AI models using the Nvidia AI Foundations cloud service. These models will then run on-perm Lenovo systems, in turn, powered by Nvidia’s latest hardware and software designed for generative AI.
In the official announcement, Nvidia noted that the infrastructure at the heart of this new partnership includes the Lenovo ThinkSystem SR675 V3 server and ThinkStation PX workstation. Under the hood, these systems will have NVIDIA L40S GPUs, NVIDIA BlueField-3 DPUs, and NVIDIA Spectrum-X networking hardware. The ThinkStation PX will include as many as 4 of Nvidia’s GPUs from the RTX 6000 Ada series.