Intel and Lenovo have today announced a multiyear collaboration to extend high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) to help accelerate solutions for the world’s most challenging problems. The collaboration is said to create solutions for organizations of all sizes and will speed the convergence of HPC and AI.
With this collaboration, Lenovo will be optimizing Intel’s full portfolio of HPC and AI hardware and software solutions and aim to accelerate the convergence of HPC and AI. The collaboration plans to focus on areas like Systems and solutions, Software optimization for HPC and AI convergence and Ecosystem enablement. Lenovo plans to combine the 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable platform and Lenovo Neptune liquid cooling technology as they have produced great results from joint engineering and utilizing a unique combination of HPC IP from the two companies.
Today, 173 of the world’s top 500 fastest supercomputers, spanning 19 markets run on Lenovo servers. Additionally, 17 of the world’s top 25 research universities rely on Lenovo infrastructure.
Commenting on this, Kirk Skaugen, executive vice president of Lenovo and president of Lenovo Data Center Group 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.
Navin Shenoy, Intel executive vice president, and general manager of the Data Center Group 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.