HP Unveils New Machine Learning Solutions
March 27, 2018

HP Unveils New Machine Learning Solutions

PALO ALTO, CA — HP has unveiled a new set of machine learning (ML) solutions, including the HP Z8, one of the world’s most powerful workstation for ML development. HP’s ML platform offers both performance and scalability that can be used to optimize workflows and drive efficiencies. The solutions leverage the power of new HP Z Workstation development and deployment configurations, graphics technology and software tools on the HP ML Developers Portal. 
Advances in machine learning systems allow the potential of AI technologies to accelerate the creation of models and business competences. Developments in ML offer businesses the opportunity to slash design times, while boosting performance, productivity and quality. Transforming workflows enables breakthroughs in areas such as facial identification, sentiment analysis, fraud detection and predictive analytics. The use of workstations for machine learning is the gateway to automating workflows and freeing up humans to do higher value tasks. 

“We’re on the cusp of a new era of innovation powered by machine learning technology that enables customers to analyze, predict and problem solve in ways never thought possible,” says Xavier Garcia, vice president and general manager, HP Z Workstations, HP Inc. “Artificial intelligence will transform workflows and empower end users to make smarter decisions, more quickly, than ever before. HP’s latest solutions provide groundbreaking performance and scalability, offering the most powerful and comprehensive ML edge computing solution. Products like the HP Z8, the most powerful workstation for ML development, coupled with the new Nvidia Quadro GV100, the HP ML Developer Portal and our expanded services offerings will undoubtedly fast-track the adoption of ML.” 

As machine learning algorithms advance and data sets grow, the platform of choice for ML development is local processing at the edge of the network. A powerful workstation can be more cost effective than the cloud for creating complex models with mountains of data. In addition, machine learning at the edge gives ML developers more control, better performance and added security, leading to faster results. 

Prior to this generation of HP Z Desktop Workstations, limited power budgets prevented users from packing their machines with enough high-performance storage such as HP Z Turbo Drive, memory, graphics, and processing to train the model with significant amounts of data to achieve high confidence levels. In order to bring all that power to bear most efficiently on solution creation, the HP ML Developers Portal now provides state-of-the-art tools, such as HP curated software stacks, as well as support for Nvidia GPU Cloud. 
The time-to-market, local control, economic value, superior power and security of HP Z Workstations are proving strong value propositions for all developers. The power of ML edge computing solutions is being leveraged by companies across industries, from geosciences to gaming. 

In addition to enhancing productivity in commercial industries, machine learning is also impacting creative professionals, enabling them to offer uniquely enhanced experiences to their customers. 

The security features of HP Z Workstations is another plus for developers who demand the protection of IP and private data. Users can protect against the evolving malware threats with self-healing, hardware-enforced, and manageable security solutions. Finally, HP is extending its Device as a Service (DaaS) offering to ML solutions. HP DaaS is a modern, multi-OS service model that simplifies how commercial organizations equip users with the right hardware, support and lifecycle services to get the job done – improving end-user productivity, IT efficiency and cost predictability.