Accelerating the GenAI Revolution with Dell and NVIDIA AI
- August 11, 2023
Generative AI is poised to revolutionize the workplace. Dell Technologies is at the forefront of this revolution – teaming up with NVIDIA to develop solutions that take the guesswork out of deploying generative AI in the enterprise. Our latest collaboration involves new Dell systems powered by the new NVIDIA L40S GPU, announced this week during NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang’s keynote address at SIGGRAPH 2023.
The collaboration between Dell and NVIDIA has led to the creation of Dell Generative AI Solutions, a best-of-breed infrastructure designed to simplify the adoption of generative AI. This innovative solution combines Dell’s and NVIDIA’s capabilities into industry-leading servers, AI software, enterprise-class storage, networking and optional managed services offerings that allow IT staff to focus on innovation. With the aim to empower businesses at every stage of their generative AI journey, Dell has leveraged NVIDIA AI to provide modular, secure and scalable platforms for enterprises seeking to embrace the potential of generative AI.
The flagship of Dell Generative AI Solutions is the venerable Dell PowerEdge XE9680, an AI powerhouse equipped with eight NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs. This formidable combination brings together the latest-generation Dell PowerEdge and NVIDIA SXM GPU and NVLink interconnect technologies to deliver uncompromising AI/ML performance. Dell Generative AI Solutions offer a variety of options for right-sized infrastructure, including the Dell PowerEdge R760xa, ECS, ObjectScale or PowerScale unstructured data storage and Dell PowerSwitch networking.
NVIDIA AI Enterprise, the enterprise-grade software that powers the NVIDIA AI platform, drives Dell Generative AI Solutions. The software includes frameworks, pretrained models and development tools to accelerate data science and streamline development and deployment of production AI, including generative AI, computer vision, speech AI and more. Enterprises can customize pretrained generative AI large language models to their unique business needs using the NVIDIA NeMo framework with the assurance of production-grade security, stability, manageability and support. With NeMo Guardrails software, developers can easily augment AI chatbots with topical, safety and security features, further enhancing the capabilities of generative AI.
At SIGGRAPH 2023, NVIDIA made waves with the groundbreaking announcement of the NVIDIA L40S GPU. Boasting over 18,000 CUDA cores based on the Ada Lovelace GPU architecture, the L40S GPU is a force to be reckoned with, driving Omniverse workloads, generative AI pipelines, simulations, visualization and AI-augmented HPC workflows. The NVIDIA L40S GPU is ideally suited for AI inferencing workflows.
Powered by AI-optimized NVIDIA Ada Lovelace GPUs, our powerful Precision towers showcase AI-driven solutions with large language model demos at SIGGRAPH 2023. Dell’s broad portfolio of workstations with built-in AI software (Dell Optimizer) delivers the performance and reliability customers are used to from Dell – now with up to four NVIDIA RTX 6000 Ada Generation GPUs in a single workstation.
Incredible AI demos were on display at SIGGRAPH 2023, including the impressive rendering capability of NVIDIA Omniverse as the OpenUSD-based software platform transformed pre-rendered and real-time images using AI and incorporating NVIDIA Instant NeRF.
One demo highlight was the Forager team showcasing how they used Omniverse to seamlessly integrate a suite of tools like Unreal Engine, Houdini and Reality Capture into their workflow to design an interactive mycological experience. Forager invented the first timelapse photogrammetry capture rig, where they showcase the complete lifecycle of mushrooms as photorealistic 3D animations.
At SIGGRAPH 2023, we sat down with NVIDIA Vice President of Professional Visualization Bob Pette to recap Dell and NVIDIA’s recent activities. This video interview sheds light on a remarkable partnership between the companies, and how they’re collaborating to redefine the AI landscape and empower industries to embark on their own transformative AI journeys. With Dell Generative AI Solutions offered with NVIDIA, the future of AI-driven innovation is brighter than ever.