Global technology major IBM on Friday unveiled its next-generation Power Systems Servers incorporating its newly designed POWER9 processor. The new systems are reportedly capable of improving the training times of deep learning frameworks by nearly 4x allowing an enterprise to build more accurate AI applications, faster.
Viswanath Ramaswamy, Director -Systems, India/ South Asia, said, “IT infrastructure needs to be re-designed for the AI era, which lets companies analyse data in milliseconds and make decisions driven by data. AI workloads demand new hardware and software paradigms and the infrastructure to deliver data-driven workloads. The P9 architecture aims to transform computing across every industry and profession, turning client data into faster insights where inferences can be drawn quicker and faster to market.”
“The new POWER9-based AC922 Power Systems are the first to embed PCI-Express 4.0, next-generation NVIDIA NVLink and OpenCAPI, which combined can accelerate data movement, calculated at 9.5x faster than PCI-E 3.0 based x86 systems,” IBM said in a statement.
The POWER9-powered system will help data scientist build applications faster, ranging from deep learning insights in scientific research, real-time fraud detection and credit risk analysis.
According to the company, the system was designed to drive demonstrable performance improvements across popular AI frameworks such as Chainer, TensorFlow and Caffe, as well as accelerated databases such as Kinetica.
Last week, IBM launched their AI-powered enterprise marketing solution in India to allow customers to host their marketing data on local IBM cloud data centre. This will also give customers proximity, scalability, and will help them meet regulatory requirements.