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Dell & NVIDIA deepen partnership to accelerate global AI adoption
Tue, 19th Mar 2024

Dell has announced plans to deepen its partnership with NVIDIA, a global leader in AI technologies, to simplify and accelerate the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for businesses worldwide. This move will expand the Dell Generative AI (GenAI) Solutions portfolio, introducing the innovative Dell AI Factory with NVIDIA. These advancements will enable organisations to capitalise on their GenAI investments swiftly, streamlining the integration of data, AI tools, and on-premises infrastructure.

"Our enterprise customers are looking for an easy way to implement AI solutions. That is exactly what Dell Technologies and NVIDIA are delivering," says Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Technologies. Through our combined efforts, organisations can seamlessly integrate data with their own use cases and streamline the development of customised GenAI models."

The Dell AI Factory with NVIDIA is an unparalleled, fully integrated AI solution for enterprises. This comprehensive system incorporates Dell's compute, storage, client device, software, and services capabilities with NVIDIA's advanced AI infrastructure and software suite. This fusion allows for rigorous testing and validation, delivering powerful insights from raw data. It further enhances enterprise data security by supporting Dell services in this realm.

"AI factories are central to creating intelligence on an industrial scale," asserts Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. Together, NVIDIA and Dell are helping enterprises create AI factories to turn their proprietary data into powerful insights."

The AI Factory supports a range of AI use cases and applications, allowing for advances across the entire GenAI lifecycle, from model creation and tuning, to augmentation and inferencing. With enterprise-grade professional services, businesses can accelerate the adoption and implementation of the AI Factory, enhancing their AI strategy and data preparation.

Additionally, Dell Technologies will collaborate with NVIDIA to introduce a rack-scale, high-density, liquid-cooled architecture based on the NVIDIA Grace Blackwell Superchip. This aims to provide the foundation for improvements in performance density for enterprise AI workloads. Furthermore, Dell PowerEdge XE9680 servers will support new NVIDIA GPU models, possibly delivering up to 15 times higher AI inference performance and lower total costs of ownership.

As part of Dell Generative AI Solutions with NVIDIA, the Retrieval-Augmented Generation (RAG) takes advantage of new microservices in NVIDIA AI Enterprise. This full-stack solution can speed up enterprise AI adoption and improve GenAI model quality. Dell also provides a Model Training solution for organisations that seek to build their own custom, domain-specific models.

Furthermore, Dell Data Lakehouse, an open, modern facility for discovering, processing and analysing data across hybrid and multicloud environments, is being rolled out globally. In another development, the Dell PowerScale storage solution, now validated with NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD, promises more efficient AI storage.

"New offerings, such as Dell's Generative AI Solutions with NVIDIA RAG, provide enterprises with a simpler on-ramp to GenAI," notes Dave Vellante, Chief Analyst at theCUBE Research. Companies are turning to industry leaders like Dell and NVIDIA to help provide AI expertise and services to lower risk and get to ROI sooner."

Most of these new products are available globally through traditional channels and Dell APEX, with some of the enhanced services available in select locations beginning March 29.