Dell Technologies and NVIDIA have jointly announced the Project Helix initiative to help companies create and deploy their own generative AI models on-site.
The two companies will collaborate to offer “a suite of solutions” for businesses to help them use their proprietary data to increase the value of AI models, all while protecting the privacy of their data. The announcement was made during a keynote on the second day of Dell Technologies World 2023 in Las Vegas.
The support provided through the new offering will span the entire AI process, from modeling to deployment and fine-tuning to results, with Dell providing optimized hardware and software to support you at each stage.
Proven NVIDIA AI Enterprise software will come bundled with Project Helix, including its 100+ development tools, frameworks, and pre-trained models.
“It is a complete solution that allows companies to create and run custom AI models built on the knowledge of their business. Our powerful infrastructure and software, NVIDIA accelerators, AI software, and expertise; this is second to none, second to none in the industry,” said Chuck Whitten, co-COO of Dell Technologies.
Whitten highlighted existing Dell hardware that can handle large generative AI workloads, such as the PowerEdge XE9680 server. The appliance contains eight of NVIDIA’s H100 GPUs that form the core infrastructure on which customers can leverage Dell’s server and storage software.
“Enterprises are working to deploy these models and workloads on-prem to get the most out of their data. If you think about how they drive better insight and better results for your business, they’re thinking ‘I need the context of my business with this data, with these models and tools to really drive faster insight into my business.’ They have to do it on-prem because that’s where their data is. And they have to do it close to the edge because that’s the speed of light, and you want it to respond instantly. But they also want it to be at the edge because, in the future, they want to have information from multiple modalities. The more contextual information we get, the better grounded and better inference we can make,” said Jensen Huang, CEO of NVIDIA.
Illustration: frame, Dell World Streaming 2023