How OpenShift powers your AI development
So, the potential benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) haven’t passed you by. And that’s why you’ve invested in the technology. Maybe you’ve even acquired new hardware and extra processing power. But are you spreading your resources efficiently across the different applications? Would you like to know how OpenShift powers your AI development?
Who would have predicted the explosion in AI this time last year? It certainly came as a surprise to many of our customers. Luckily for them, though, we always keep our finger on the pulse of new developments in technology.
Of course, the fact that we’ve long been a privileged partner of Red Hat, the world’s leading open source provider, helps us to identify emerging trends and innovations before they go mainstream. And today we’re already offering our customers ready-made AI solutions, while other local ICT service suppliers are lagging.
With new technologies come new challenges, and artificial intelligence is no exception. The AI explosion — some still prefer the term “hype” even when we’re past that stage — led to a huge drive to integrate AI into all kinds of applications. As a result, the demand for additional hardware and processing power has also sharply increased. After all, AI applications use huge amounts of data to train and improve themselves.
Processing all that data requires an enormous amount of processing power. This is in turn generated by chips, a fact that obviously benefits a chip developer like Nvidia. Which is renowned as the market leader in graphics chips, or GPUs. These are essential to building AI applications. It’s not without reason that you hear the term “GPU-accelerated computing” more and more these days.
This requires the use of a graphics processing unit (GPU) in addition to a central processing unit (CPU) to speed up processing-intensive operations. GPU-accelerated computing is especially beneficial in data-intensive applications like artificial intelligence and machine learning (ML).
Biggest pain point
Let’s suppose you’ve acquired the additional hardware and processing power you need. Does that mean you’re ready to implement existing AI applications and develop new ones? Unfortunately, not. In fact, the biggest challenge still lies ahead. After all, you now must spread those resources correctly, efficiently, and in a structured manner across all your applications.
Configuring the GPUs is often the biggest pain point for AI developers, and they often fall short in this regard. We regularly meet customers who have purchased new hardware and processing power (or already had them in their data center). But they don’t know exactly what to do with them. The result is that they don’t use those resources optimally. Or, in the worst cases, don’t even use them with the applications for which they were initially intended.
Piros to the rescue!
However, there’s an excellent solution that will help you successfully distribute those expensive resources. That solution is called Red Hat OpenShift AI. It’s a flexible, scalable open source platform. It offers tools to build, deploy, and manage AI-enabled applications. What’s more, it supports the full AI development lifecycle, not only in the cloud but also on-premise. So, if you’re reluctant to put your AI applications in the cloud, along with your data, this platform offers you an alternative that allows you to use your hardware instead.
But what if you don’t have the necessary in-house expertise to distribute your resources correctly? With or without an OpenShift AI platform? That’s where we come in! Our team is happy to share its expertise with you. As a Premier Business Partner of Red Hat in Belgium and Luxembourg, we’re always the first to know about the latest, cutting-edge technologies. This is how we help you get the best return on investment and take advantage of new developments like AI. If you choose to partner with us, you are surely always ahead of the pack.
If you’d like to power up your business with AI but are still unsure about the right approach, we’d love to help. As a certified Red Hat partner, we’re ready to get you started!
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