AI technology is evolving at breakneck speed, and infrastructure is struggling to keep up with the demands of ever-more-sophisticated models. Already, early adopters of machine learning and deep learning techniques are running into performance issues due to bottlenecks when moving data between CPUs and GPUs. In response, IBM developed PowerAI architecture to eliminate these bottlenecks. By utilizing innovative features including NVLink 2.0 and unified CPU and GPU memory, users can realize unprecedented performance gains.
So why aren’t we seeing these benefits brought to bear across industries? The answer is that many companies have yet to find the right entry point. It’s common to dip a toe in the AI waters with small self-contained projects, but enterprises can fail to spot the wider value of operationalizing AI and integrating it into their existing applications.
Another typical challenge is a lack of integration in companies’ data science workflows. Business analysts, data engineers, DevOps experts, application developers and more all need to work together to make AI projects a success, and collaborating to put the right platform in place and use it to its full potential is essential.
At Meridian IT, we understand these stumbling blocks and can help you navigate them. We can help you take a holistic approach when considering your next AI move, identifying the low-hanging fruit that translate into easy wins.
Moreover, we understand PowerAI and accelerated computing technology, which makes us the right choice to build the strategic infrastructure that will get your AI plans off the ground. Our core competencies extend from the implementation and optimization of compute-intensive environments and applications, to the data storage and workload management solutions that support them. If you don’t want the cost or effort of managing the solution yourself, we can provide managed services to keep your environment running successfully, or supplement the skills of your IT staff. Through our team of expert architects, our aim is to bring AI to your business in a way that starts delivering return on investment, sooner rather than later.
Contact us today to start exploring how we can help you take the next steps on your AI journey.