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Dell AI Factory is a One-Stop Shop for Building AI Dreams

By Greg Tavarez

Getting the most out of AI’s potential is no easy task. Fragmented solutions, complex integrations, and a lack of expertise can all hinder progress. But what if there was a one-stop shop for everything you need to build and deploy cutting-edge AI applications?

Forget cobbling together parts from different vendors: Dell recently launched the Dell AI Factory, an initiative that offers everything needed to build and deploy AI applications. This isn't just about hardware; it's a comprehensive ecosystem that lets businesses of all sizes harness the power of AI, from concept to completion.

"AI is transforming business at an unprecedented pace. Data centers must be designed from the ground up to handle AI's speed and scale while new AI PCs are transforming productivity and collaboration," said Jeff Clarke, Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, Dell Technologies. "What's needed are new IT infrastructure and devices purpose-built to meet the specific demands of AI.”

The Dell AI Factory is built upon a foundation of Dell's portfolio. From powerful client devices like the all-new Copilot+ PCs to data center solutions like the PowerEdge XE9680 server, Dell provides the infrastructure needed to tackle any AI challenge.

These Copilot+ PCs, powered by Snapdragon processors and brimming with Microsoft AI experiences, are designed to be the “ultimate companions” for professionals and everyday users. Think about streamlining workflows with built-in AI that easily manages tasks and leverages the combined power of GPU, CPU and NPU.

Data is the lifeblood of AI, and the Dell AI Factory understands that. The all-flash file storage solution, PowerScale F910, tackles demanding AI workloads head-on and delivers a 127% improvement in performance. This translates to faster time-to-insight.

PowerScale also boasts Project Lightning, a new parallel file system software that accelerates training times for complex AI models. But safeguarding this valuable data is equally crucial. The Dell Solution for AI Data Protection provides a suite of tools and services to make certain that critical AI applications and data remain secure.

Of course, a reliable network is essential for seamless AI operations. The Dell AI Factory addresses this with the PowerSwitch Z9864F-ON, a network switch that doubles the performance of AI applications. This switch, powered by the Broadcom Tomahawk 5 chipset, delivers high throughput, low latency and effortless scalability.

Additionally, Dell's Enterprise SONiC Distribution and SmartFabric Manager for SONiC software work in tandem to further enhance AI performance and simplify network management.

The Dell AI Factory isn't a solo act. Dell collaborates with other industry players to deliver tightly integrated solutions. This includes a partnership with Hugging Face, allowing organizations to securely deploy and train LLMs on-premises using Dell infrastructure. This collaboration, known as Dell Enterprise Hub on Hugging Face, reduces the time it takes to build custom AI applications for tasks like chatbots and customer support.

Dell also works closely with Meta to simplify the deployment of Meta Llama 3 models on Dell infrastructure to provide performance data and deployment guidance.

The Dell AI Factory also offers a comprehensive suite of AI Professional Services. These services, designed to help achieve tangible business results from AI initiatives, include implementation services for Microsoft Copilot solutions and accelerator services for Dell Enterprise Hub on Hugging Face. These services provide expert guidance and strategic support.

For those seeking an even more powerful solution, Dell also expanded its Dell AI Factory with NVIDIA. This collaboration combines the expertise of both companies to deliver pre-validated, full-stack solutions for a wide range of AI use cases. Whether you're deploying AI at the edge, in the data center, or on workstations, the Dell AI Factory with NVIDIA offers a comprehensive solution that streamlines your journey toward AI success.

“The Dell AI Factory helps customers accelerate AI adoption with the world's broadest AI portfolio and leading AI ecosystem partners, offering right-sized approaches and greater control over AI deployments on-premises, at the edge and across cloud environments,” said Clarke.

The Dell AI Factory is a one-stop shop for businesses of all sizes and provides everything that is needed to turn AI dreams into reality.

Edited by Alex Passett
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