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Lenovo Delivers Breakthrough HPC and AI Solutions

January 05, 2021 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates. –Lenovo Data Centre Group (DCG) announced new breakthrough high performance computing solutions to help customers of all sizes build a smarter way forward with deep analytics and AI by accelerating and optimising their data, delivering faster, more cost-efficient insights and improving AI-based decision making.

Unprecedented Data Acceleration

The Lenovo ThinkSystem SD650-N V2 server is the industry’s first Direct-to-Node (DTN) liquid-cooled server for NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs. It includes four board-mounted NVIDIA A100 GPUs in a 1U system, delivering up to 3PFLOPS of compute performance in a single rack. Lenovo Neptune liquid cooling reduces energy consumption by up to 40% while maintaining unprecedented compute power and density.

“Our intense focus on HPC innovation stems from our commitment to our customers, who are working to save human lives and helping solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges” said Scott Tease, General Manager, HPC and AI at Lenovo Data Center Group. “As a result, Lenovo has been recognised as the #1 TOP500 supercomputer provider*, reflecting our commitment to groundbreaking innovation in HPC, Analytics and AI for businesses of any size”.

One of the key pillars of the UAE National Vision 2021 places a significant focus on creating and maintaining a sustainable environment and infrastructure” said Dr Chris Cooper, Director and General Manager, Lenovo Data Centre Group MEA, said. “We are proud to be aligned with the national agenda; Lenovo DCG continues to invest in product innovation that will offer enhanced efficiency for leading entities in UAE and KSA”.

Breakthrough AI innovation

To drive compute-intensive workloads, Lenovo introduces the new Lenovo ThinkSystem SR670 V2, a modular, GPU-rich system that supports up to eight NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs or NVIDIA T4 GPUs in a single 3U frame, delivering up to 160 TFLOPS of compute performance. Included is a model that leverages Lenovo Neptune liquid-to-air heat exchangers to cool four board-mounted NVIDIA A100 GPUs, giving customers breakthrough AI performance with the benefit of reduced power consumption and less noise as compared to air cooled systems.

Helping solve humanity’s greatest challenges

Using the Lenovo GOAST (Genomics Optimisation and Scalability Tool) system configuration, scientists can leverage a validated, pre-configured bioinformatics solution built on high-performance, high-reliability Lenovo ThinkSystem servers. Traditionally, processing a whole genome requires a time scale measured in days, but the Lenovo GOAST system configuration delivers results in just under an hour using standard x86 hardware.

Dr Chris Cooper, Director and General Manager, Lenovo Data Centre Group MEA, said: “Our product portfolio is tailored to meet the highest of standards for our customers in the education, healthcare and scientific research sectors. By offering institutions with Lenovo GOAST, we are enabling them with the technology required to advance research and identify results efficiently”.

“With the Lenovo GOAST system, I can analyse more data and uncover new insights faster. Our new HPC environment is powering cutting-edge research that will help us to breed more nutritious, more drought and disease-tolerant, high-yield plants to feed the world,” said Dr. Paritosh Kumar, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants, Department of Genetics, University of Delhi.

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