Lenovo just announced new workstation offerings aimed specifically at getting users running with artificial intelligence (AI).

Lenovo and AI

Why Lenovo and why AI? Lenovo has experienced an increased demand for high-performance workstations to process the immense amount of data related to edge computing and AI. The interest in AI continues to grow as do the requirements for guidance and solutions for navigating the AI strategies. AI is quickly evolving from nice-to-have into standard business practices.

“It is one thing to implement machine and deep learning workflows, but it’s another to ensure you’re getting the most out of them. At Lenovo, we understand getting up and running requires both an understanding of AI and the solutions that allow you to harness this complex technology.”

Mike Leach -Lenovo

Lenovo AI Workstation

Lenovo’s AI Demystified plan starts with the introduction of the new AI Workstations. Lenovo designed this out-of-the-box platform to enhance the efficiency of machine and deep learning workflows. No need to worry about hunting for the right combination of hardware. It is already packaged in a nice pretty box.

The Specs

Available in both single and dual processor configurations, Lenovo’s workstations are built around the most powerful configurations of the ThinkStation P520 and ThinkStation Tower P920. Both come complete with Intel Xeon processors and ECC memory. Additionally, Lenovo incorporates the latest NVIDIA Quadro RTX professional GPUs with AI-optimized Tensor Cores.

ThinkStation P520

  • Intel Xeon W2155 processor
  • NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000
  • 128GB (8 x 16GB) DDR4 @ 2666Mhz ECC memory
  • 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD (Boot) + 2 x 1TB 2.5” SATA SSD (Data) storage

ThinkStation P920

  • Dual Intel Xeon Gold 6136 processors
  • Dual NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 with NVLink
  • 384GB (12 x 32GB) DDR4 @2666Mhz ECC memory
  • 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD (Boot) + 2 x 2TB 2.5” SATA SSD (Data) storage

These workstations feature the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Why Linux? It is the best OS for data scientists looking for the ideal software layer.

“Our goal is to empower professionals who were once guarded in deploying AI to begin without the frustration and complication of determining where to start. “

Mike Leach

Lenovo’s AI Workstation can also be clustered together at the desktop and then scaled into the data center thanks to Lenovo Intelligent Computing Orchestration or LiCO. This unique software solution, developed internally at Lenovo by our datacenter group, allows professionals to simplify the management and use of distributed workstations for more seamless AI model development – enabling users to get the most out of their hardware and help pave the way for ultimate AI success.