Hewlett Packard Enterprise Gears Up for AI's Next Frontier

By Greg Tavarez, TMCnet Editor  |  March 26, 2024

Artificial intelligence has become a transformative force across industries in recent years. I mean, we have seen businesses increasingly leverage its capabilities to analyze data and automate tasks.

Now, the focus shifted toward a new frontier: generative AI. This advanced technology goes beyond analysis, allowing AI to create entirely new content, designs, or code.

On the frontlines of GenAI is Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which announced enhancements to its AI-native portfolio with the intention to accelerate the adoption and deployment of GenAI, deep learning and machine learning applications. These updates target a growing demand for AI tools that can not only analyze data but also create entirely new content, designs or code.

Key Updates to the HPE AI-Native Portfolio

HPE unveiled two new full-stack GenAI solutions co-developed with NVIDIA (News - Alert). These pre-configured systems integrate HPE’s high-performance computing infrastructure with NVIDIA’s GPUs to deliver a turnkey platform for GenAI development and training. This streamlined approach reduces setup time and complexity. In turn, businesses are allowed to focus on building and deploying GenAI applications.

HPE offered a glimpse into its upcoming Machine Learning Inference Software. This software is designed to optimize the deployment of trained ML models for real-world applications. By optimizing model execution and resource allocation, the software promises to improve the performance and efficiency of AI-powered services.

Additionally, HPE introduced a reference architecture for enterprise retrieval-augmented generation deployments. RAG is a technique that combines retrieval-based and generative approaches to AI content creation. This reference architecture provides a blueprint for businesses to implement RAG systems tailored to their specific needs.

Lastly, HPE announced its commitment to developing future products that leverage the upcoming NVIDIA Blackwell platform. This next-generation architecture is expected to deliver advancements in AI performance and capabilities. By aligning with NVIDIA’s roadmap, HPE ensures its customers have access to cutting-edge AI technologies.

“Generative AI can turn data from connected devices, data centers and clouds into insights that can drive breakthroughs across industries," said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO at NVIDIA. "Our growing collaboration with HPE will enable enterprises to deliver unprecedented productivity by leveraging their data to develop and deploy new AI applications to transform their businesses.”

Benefits for Businesses

HPE’s enhanced AI portfolio offers a range of benefits for businesses looking to leverage the power of GenAI, deep learning and machine learning. For starters, the pre-configured GenAI solutions and optimized inference software reduces the time it takes to develop and deploy AI applications.

HPE’s integrated solutions simplify the AI development process, which allows businesses to focus on core competencies. The optimized software and hardware infrastructure also guarantees the efficient use of resources and delivers faster AI processing.

“To deliver on the promise of GenAI and effectively address the full AI lifecycle, solutions must be hybrid by design,” said Antonio Neri, HPE President and CEO. “HPE and NVIDIA have a long history of collaborative innovation, and we will continue to deliver co-designed AI software and hardware solutions that help our customers accelerate the development and deployment of GenAI from concept into production.”

HPE’s latest AI portfolio enhancements demonstrate the company’s commitment to staying ahead of the curve. By collaborating with industry giants like NVIDIA and offering innovative solutions, HPE better suits businesses to unlock the potential of AI and achieve real-world success.

Edited by Alex Passett
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