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Lenovo and AMD forge new frontiers in Hybrid AI to deliver unmatched performance

Lenovo unveils AI-focused infrastructure with AMD, boosting hybrid AI across industries with high-performance solutions like the MI300X 8-GPU server for GenAI and LLM tasks, aimed at enhancing financial services, healthcare, and more.

Lenovo Group announced a new comprehensive suite of purpose-built AI-centric infrastructure systems and solutions to advance Hybrid AI innovation from edge to cloud. Lenovo is delivering GPU-rich and thermally efficient solutions intended for compute-intensive workloads across multiple environments and industries. In industries such as financial services and healthcare, customers are managing massive data sets that require extreme I/O bandwidth and Lenovo is providing the IT infrastructure solutions vital to manage the critical data. Lenovo TruScale offers unmatched flexibility and support, enabling seamless integration of demanding AI workloads as-a-service. Backed by Lenovo Professional Services, businesses can navigate the AI landscape with ease, adapting to the evolving demands and opportunities of AI-driven enterprises.

“Lenovo proudly pioneers AI innovation with AMD's groundbreaking MI300X 8-GPU server. With unparalleled capabilities to tackle large-scale GenAI and LLM workloads, we're not just embracing AI evolution, we're driving it forward.” Said Sumir Bhatia, President, Asia Pacific, Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group. “Our latest offerings, powered by AMD's cutting-edge technology, mark our commitment to leading the market. As CIOs gear up for a 45% surge in AI investment, our comprehensive suite of first-to-market AMD MI300X-powered solutions is ready to empower organizations on their intelligent transformation journeys.”

“Lenovo stands as a pioneer in AI-driven advancements, fueling businesses throughout India with cutting-edge Hybrid AI solutions. As more than 91% of ASEAN enterprises gear up to invest in GenAI this year, it's clear that the adoption of AI is gaining momentum. Acknowledging AI's crucial role in securing a competitive edge, we've partnered with AMD to provide a comprehensive range of AI-focused systems and solutions,” stated Kumar Mitra, MD – CAP & ANZ, Lenovo ISG. “From expediting insights in financial services to augmenting healthcare capabilities, Lenovo leads the charge in transformative intelligence. Our latest ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile offerings, leveraging AMD technology, redefine AI deployment, delivering unmatched performance and efficiency across edge and cloud environments.”

Accelerating the most compute demanding AI workloads

In collaboration with AMD, Lenovo is delivering the ThinkSystem SR685a V3 8GPU server, bringing customers extreme performance for the most compute-demanding AI workloads, inclusive of GenAI and Large Language Models (LLM). The powerful solution provides fast acceleration, large memory, and Input/Output bandwidth to handle huge data sets, needed for advances in the financial services, healthcare, energy, climate science, and transportation industries. The new ThinkSystem SR685a V3 is the optimal solution for both enterprise private on-prem AI as well as for public AI cloud service providers. 

In critical and data-sensitive industries like financial services, the ThinkSystem SR685a V3 is designed to help with fraud detection and prevention and KYC (know your customer) initiatives, risk management, credit issuance, wealth management, regulatory , and forecasting. It features 4th Generation AMD EPYC Processors and AMD Instinct MI300X GPUs, interconnected with AMD Infinity Fabric for 1.5TB HBM3 memory capacity and up to 1TB/s GPU I/O bandwidth. Air-cooling enables sustained performance while supporting NVIDIA's HGXTM GPUs and future AMD CPU upgrades for flexibility.

Offering rapid scalability to Pappaya Cloud

Commenting on the development, Jagadeesh Venugopal, COO, Pappaya Cloud added, “We are excited about the compute potential of the SR685a V3 to address current and future AI workload requirements. The advanced capabilities of this 8GPU server, combined with Lenovo's thermal innovation, are a clear indication of AI-enabled cost-effective solutions for the market. As a rapidly growing Cloud Solutions Provider aiming to capture 2% of the global cloud market within 5 years, we recognize that AI workloads are increasingly important for customers worldwide. With a targeted deployment of over 5000 servers by 2025, we are investing in AMD-Lenovo technology to lead the AI revolution for our managed cloud services customer base.”

One of the most powerful edge for Azure Stack HCI Server on the market

Lenovo is bringing AI inferencing and real-time data analysis to the edge with the new Lenovo ThinkAgile MX455 V3 Edge Premier Solution with AMD EPYC 8004 processors. This versatile AI-optimized platform delivers new levels of AI, compute, and storage performance at the edge with the best power efficiency of any Azure Stack HCI Solution. Seamlessly integrating with on-premises and Azure cloud environments, it enables reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) through streamlined lifecycle management, accelerated software adoption, and an enriched customer experience. Ideal for retail, manufacturing, and healthcare sectors, key features include automation for reduced management overhead, Lenovo Open Cloud Automation (LOC-A) for rapid deployment and cloud-based management via Azure Arc-enabled architecture, single-point support for maintenance efficiency, and continuous testing and automated updates validated by Microsoft and Lenovo to enhance security, reliability, and minimize downtime.

Solving for Compute compute-intensive workloads

Lenovo and AMD are unveiling a multi-node, high-performance, thermally efficient server designed to maximize performance per rack for intensive transaction processing. The Lenovo ThinkSystem SD535 V3 is a 1S/1U half-width server node powered by a single 4th Gen AMD EPYC processor and is engineered to maximize processing power and thermal efficiency for workloads including cloud computing and virtualization at scale, big , high-performance computing, and real-time e-commerce transactions for businesses of all sizes.

“Together with Lenovo, we are accelerating AI transformation for the enterprise in multiple manners – helping guide customers through this monumental shift in computing, while providing robust end-to-end solutions at scale,” said Forrest Norrod, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Data Center Solutions Group, AMD. “We have a proven track record of bringing amazing solutions, jointly, to the market and are excited to add AMD Instinct MI300X to Lenovo's portfolio, helping enterprises to rapidly adopt AI.”

Simplifying the AI experience with professional services 

To empower businesses and accelerate success with AI adoption, Lenovo has introduced with immediate availability Lenovo AI Advisory and Professional Services that offer a breadth of services, solutions and platforms. These are designed to help businesses of all sizes navigate the AI landscape, find the right solutions to put AI to work for their organizations quickly, cost-effectively and at scale, bringing AI from concept to reality. The practice can be broken into a five-step process: 

The practice is broken into a five-step process: AI Discovery; AI Advisory; AI Fast Start; AI Deploy and Scale; and AI Manage. In this process, Lenovo first assesses the organization's AI readiness, across security, people, technology, and processes, basis which they recommend the most effective AI adoption and management plan that aligns with the organization's objectives. Further to this, Lenovo's experts design and build critical AI elements, deploy tools and frameworks for AI implementation, and offer guidance to maintain, manage, and optimize the AI system. Lastly, Lenovo partners with customers to support IT deployments for their lifetime and continuously cultivates and qualifies an ecosystem of AI Innovators so that AI use cases can grow with AI maturity.

With Lenovo AI Advisory and Professional Services, customers can leverage the support of proven expert teams to mitigate the complexity of AI implementation and see real business outcomes fast. Through a combination of end-to-end services, hardware, and AI applications, Lenovo empowers customers to succeed at every stage of their AI journey.  By simplifying the rollout of AI, we make AI accessible to organizations of all sizes and enabling transformative intelligence across all industries.

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Nurin Sofia
Nurin Sofia
Nurin Sofia is a news editor at Tech Edition. Her interest is in technology and startups, occasionally crunching news for gaming. Sofia enjoys playing video games, going on bike rides, and gardening when she isn't behind a keyboard.

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