Lenovo uses artificial intelligence in the deployment of a new state-of-the-art computer server

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Today, Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) announces the expansion of the Lenovo ThinkEdge portfolio with the introduction of the new ThinkEdge SE450 server, delivering an artificial intelligence (AI) platform directly to the edge to accelerate business intelligence . The ThinkEdge SE450 advances intelligent edge capabilities with cutting-edge, AI-ready technology that delivers faster information and cutting-edge computing performance to more environments, accelerating real-time decision making at the periphery and unleashing the full potential of the company.

[Edge computing services rely on networks that deliver data from sources closer to the user than most traditional servers.]

“As businesses of all sizes continue to work on solving real-world challenges, they need powerful infrastructure solutions to help generate faster information that informs competitive business strategies, right at edge sites.” said Charles Ferland, vice president and general manager, Edge Computing. and communications service providers at Lenovo ISG. “With the ThinkEdge SE450 server and in collaboration with our broad ecosystem of partners, Lenovo is delivering on the promise of AI at the edge, from enabling better connectivity for smart cities to detecting and responding to traffic accidents or to meet predictive maintenance needs on the production line.

Accelerate business intelligence at the edge

Edge computing is at the heart of digital transformation for many industries as they seek to optimize data processing right at the point of origin. Gartner believes that 75 percent of business-generated data will be processed at the edge by 2025 and 80 percent enterprise IoT projects will integrate AI by 2022. Lenovo customers use Edge data sources for immediate decision making in factories, store shelves, city ​​streets and mobile telecommunication sites. Lenovo’s complete ThinkEdge line goes beyond the data center to deliver the ultimate experience in peak computing power.

“Expanding our on-premises cloud enables faster data processing while adding resiliency, performance and improved user experiences. As an early testing partner, our current deployment of Lenovo’s ThinkEdge SE450 server hosts 5G network delivered at edge sites and introduces new edge applications for businesses, ”said Khaled Al Suwaidi, Vice President Fixed and Mobile Core at Etisalat. “This gives us a compact and ruggedized platform with the performance needed to host our telecommunications infrastructure and deliver applications, such as e-learning, to users. “

Improve performance, scalability and security

Designed to push the boundaries of server locations, Lenovo’s ThinkEdge SE450 delivers real-time information with enhanced computing power and flexible deployment capabilities that can support multiple AI workloads while enabling customers to evolve. It meets the demands of a wide variety of critical workloads with a single, quieter form factor, featuring a shorter depth that allows it to be easily installed in tight space locations. GPU-rich server is specially designed to meet the demands of vertically specific edge environments, with a rugged design that withstands wider operating temperature, as well as high dust, shock and vibration for harsh environments . As one of the first Edge systems certified by NVIDIA, Lenovo’s ThinkEdge SE450 leverages NVIDIA GPUs for enterprise and industrial AI applications at the edge, delivering maximum accelerated performance.

Security at the edge is critical, and Lenovo enables businesses to confidently navigate the cloud frontier, using resilient and more secure infrastructure solutions designed to mitigate security risks and data threats. The ThinkEdge Wallet offers a variety of connectivity and security options that are easily deployed and more securely managed in today’s remote environments, including a new locking bezel to help prevent unauthorized access and robust security features to better protect data.

The ThinkEdge SE450 is built on the last 3e Scalable Gen Intel Xeon processor with Intel Deep Learning Boost technologies, featuring all-flash storage to run AI and analytics at the edge and optimized to deliver intelligence. It has been verified by Intel as an Intel® Select solution for vRAN. This pre-validated solution takes the guesswork out of the assessment and procurement process by meeting tightly defined hardware and software configuration requirements and rigorous system-wide performance criteria to accelerate deployment and reduce risk to customers. communication service providers.

Our collaboration with Lenovo helps companies across many industries drive business value through network transformation and edge computing, ”said Jeni Panhorst, vice president and general manager of Network & Edge Platforms at ‘Intel. “Resilient and flexible edge servers built with 3e Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors deliver enhanced performance to deliver innovative AI-based services where customers expect them. “

The locations of peripheral sites are often unmanned and difficult to reach; therefore, the ThinkEdge SE450 is automatically installed and managed with Lenovo Open Cloud Automation (LOC-A) and easily configured with Lenovo XClarity Orchestrator software. Remote access to the server, via fully out-of-band wired or wireless access, eliminates unnecessary travel to peripheral locations.

AI-ready solutions at the edge

Using an agile hardware development approach with partners and customers, the Lenovo ThinkEdge SE450 is the culmination of multiple prototypes, with live trials running real workloads in telecommunications, retail and of the smart city. The ThinkEdge SE450 AI-ready server is designed specifically to enable a broad ecosystem of partners to facilitate the deployment of these edge solutions by customers. As businesses expand their hybrid infrastructure from cloud to edge, it is the perfect extension to the on-premises cloud currently supporting Microsoft, NVIDIA, Red Hat, and VMware technologies.

Providing a comprehensive portfolio of edge servers, storage and AI-enabled solutions, Lenovo offerings are also available as a service through Lenovo TruScale ™, which easily extends workloads from the edge to the cloud in a consumption-driven model.

Learn more here about this cutting edge artificial intelligence solution.