Organizations worldwide are racing to generate more valuable insights from the growing wealth of data at their core data centers and the Edge. Generative AI—with its uniquely powerful data processing functions — is one of the most promising technologies to hit the mainstream in years for helping organizations unlock the full potential of their data. However, a substantial technological foundation must be in place to handle the computational demands of training and running generative models.
With their advanced processors, memory capabilities, and accelerator support, Dell PowerEdge servers are well-equipped to handle generative AI workloads. As a Dell Technologies Titanium OEM partner, UNICOM Engineering can help you bring your innovative AI solutions to market efficiently and effectively to meet the growing demand. Let’s explore the latest advancements in PowerEdge servers and how they can help supercharge your AI solution.
High Performance, Efficient, and Flexible by Design
Dell 16G PowerEdge servers are powered by the industry’s latest processors and accelerators to ensure superior performance, energy efficiency, and support for advanced memory and I/O technologies. For example, integrated Intel Xeon® Scalable Processors with up to 60 cores per CPU offer enhanced compute capabilities and a remarkable 50% performance increase compared to the previous generation. The AMD EPYC CPUs also provide up to 96 high-performance cores, enabling simultaneous multithreading and advanced security features.
Data Processing Units (DPUs)—programmable processors that combine a general-purpose CPU with network interface hardware—are also integrated into PowerEdge servers. Network processing tasks can thus be offloaded from the CPU to the DPU, freeing up CPU resources for critical tasks and enhancing performance and security without consuming more power.
PowerEdge servers also incorporate specialized accelerators from NVIDIA and Intel to enhance processing speeds and ensure the scalability of any AI solution. NVIDIA GPUs excel in parallel computing and machine learning applications. At the same time, Intel field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) offer reprogrammable hardware accelerators that are customizable for specific tasks such as machine learning, signal processing, and cryptography.
Superior Connectivity, Memory, and Storage Capabilities
DellPowerEdge servers incorporate cutting-edge connectivity standards to meet the demands of data-intensive workloads. The latest PCIe Gen5 capability offers double the bandwidth of the previous generation, facilitating faster and more efficient data transfer. Its improved error detection and correction capabilities reduce the risk of data loss or corruption, ensuring data integrity for AI applications.
DDR5 memory, the most advanced memory technology on the market, is another significant feature of the latest PowerEdge servers. Compared to DDR4, DDR5 memory provides more bandwidth, less power consumption, improved error correction capabilities, and other unique features. PowerEdge servers can support more applications and larger datasets without any performance degradation.
Regarding storage, PowerEdge servers embrace the EDSFF E3.S small form factor drives. These high-capacity and reliable drives, combined with the NVMe PCIe 5.0 standards, offer throughput of up to 63 GB/s and are well-suited for the most demanding AI or big data analytics workloads.
Driving Innovation with Dell Technologies and KIOXIA
To further enhance the storage capabilities of PowerEdge servers, Dell Technologies recently announced its partnership with leading SSD supplier KIOXIA. KIOXIA has developed data center PCIe NVMe SSDs with an EDSFF 3.S option that will soon be available on select PowerEdge servers. The companies co-authored an EDSFF E3.S whitepaper providing detailed insights into the benefits, specifications, and form factor options.
Partner with UNICOM Engineering to Optimize Your AI Solution
Dell PowerEdge servers are the ideal platform for demanding AI workloads, delivering the performance, efficiency, and flexibility organizations competing in today’s era of data-driven decision-making need to succeed.
As four-time Dell Technologies OEM Solutions Partner of the Year, the UNICOM Engineering team has the experience and technical expertise necessary to help you optimize the performance of your solution with the latest technology tailored to your needs and to bring it to market without delay so you can stay ahead of the competition. Learn more about how we can help you design and deliver your innovative AI solution: schedule a consultation today.