Category Archives: Computing

Ashish Singh Joins Brillio Board

DALLAS, TX, Apr 8, 2024 – Brillio, one of the fastest growing digital technology service providers, announced that Ashish Singh has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors to help bolster its strategy, especially for the healthcare vertical. Boston-based Singh is currently an Advisory Partner in Bain & Company, and joins the Brillio Board with more than three decades of consulting experience spanning multiple industries, his primary focus being healthcare.

Ashish Singh

At Bain, Singh led the founding of many of the company’s practice areas, including Pharmaceuticals, Enterprise Software, and Media & Entertainment. In 2005, he started Bain’s operations in South Asia, and served as the leader of that geographic market until 2015. A decade later, he led Bain’s foray into the Healthcare Services space, building the Payer-Provider practice and engaging as Bain clients 3 of the 5 largest US healthcare services companies. He has served two terms on Bain’s global Board of Directors, and has also served as the Global Practice Leader for Bain Healthcare. He led Bain India as founding Managing Director (2005-2011), and as Chairman (2011-2015).

“We are thrilled to welcome a seasoned leader such as Ashish Singh to Brillio’s Board as part of our verticalization strategy to sharpen our customer-relevance through industry-specific capabilities and offerings,” said Raj Mamodia, founder and CEO of Brillio. “Ashish brings extensive experience of consulting in the healthcare industry, and building technology-first companies that enable payers, providers, and pharmaceutical enterprises to accelerate their transformation journeys. His deep insights into the future of tech-driven healthcare will boost our ability to address the unmet needs of healthcare and life sciences companies as they turn to technology for improving access, enhancing experiences, elevating outcomes, and optimizing costs. Ashish’s visionary approach to steering innovation and transformation across complex landscapes aligns perfectly with our commitment to turning disruptions into advantages for our customers.”

“I am excited to join the Brillio board,” said Ashish Singh. “Brillio’s rise to market leadership with its sharp customer-centricity, challenger mindset, situational fluency, and focus on outcomes has been exemplary. I look forward to collaborating with the passionate and entrepreneurial teams at Brillio to help advance the company’s vision for delivering technology-led innovation, transformation, and growth.”

Outside Bain, Singh has served on the Board of Lyndra Therapeutics. He is also working with several innovative healthcare technology startups – many of them out of India – as a Board member and strategic advisor. The common theme across these startups is a potentially transformative impact on the US healthcare system – AI/ML-driven healthcare administrative simplification solutions, next-gen care management and delivery in hard-to-serve segments, and big data/real-world evidence-driven solutions.

About Brillio

Brillio is one of the fastest growing digital technology service providers and the partner of choice for many Fortune 1000 companies seeking to turn disruption into a competitive advantage through innovative digital adoption. They help clients harness the transformative potential of the four superpowers of technology: cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and mobility. Born digital in 2014, we apply our expertise in customer experience solutions, data analytics and AI, digital infrastructure and security, and platform and product engineering to help clients quickly innovate for growth, create digital products, build service platforms, and drive smarter, data-driven performance. With 17 locations across the US, the UK, Romania, Canada, Mexico, and India, our growing global workforce of nearly 6,000 Brillians blends the latest technology and design thinking with digital fluency to solve complex business problems and drive competitive differentiation for our clients. Brillio has been certified by Great Place to Work since 2021.

Learn more at www.Brillio.com.

Inventec Unveils P8000IG6 for AI, HPC Workloads

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Apr 4, 2024 – Inventec, a global leader in high-powered servers headquartered in Taiwan, is launching its P8000IG6 server for rapidly and flexibly scaling up data center capacity to take on the most advanced AI and high-performance computing (HPC) workloads.

The most advanced platform for AI and HPC workloads

As new AI technologies proliferate, demand for data centers is growing quickly. According to McKinsey, data center operators are caught between the need for more capacity and rising capital costs, resulting in more data centers relying on prefabricated and modular solutions to expand while reducing setup time.

“In the age of AI, data centers are increasingly faced with the need to rapidly scale up capacity — and Inventec’s P8000IG6 server is the answer,” notes George Lin, VP of business unit VI, Inventec Enterprise Business Group (Inventec EBG). “Not only does our modular design deliver rapid deployment and maximal flexibility, but its leading-edge technology enables our customers to run the most advanced applications.”

Top-tier performance with maximum flexibility

Powered by up to eight GPUs, P8000IG6 is built around the NVIDIA HGX AI supercomputing platform, optimized for the most advanced AI and HPC workloads, and customers can select from NVIDIA H100, H200, or B100 GPUs. To ensure seamless interconnectivity, NVIDIA NVLink and NVSwitch accelerate communication among all eight onboard GPUs, while Inventec’s switchboard bridges the server’s GPUs with others in the data center and offers maximum bandwidth for GPU Direct RDMA.

In a separate tray from the GPUs, the motherboard is powered by Intel Xeon Scalable Processors (Eagle Stream) — with both 4th Gen and 5th Gen as options.

With its modular design, the server enables rapid deployment and installation, facilitates expansion and upgrading existing infrastructure, and provides extensive compatibility for use with other types of servers. Inventec’s experts also offer white-glove customization for data centers in need of specialized solutions.

Leading connectivity, power, and cooling

Adding to its array of top technologies, P8000IG6 offers the latest DDR5 SDRAM and PCIe Gen. 5.0 connectivity. To boost power efficiency and reliability, its CPU and GPU modules have decoupled power sources — 12V and 54V, respectively. In addition, both air and liquid cooling options further expand its customizability.

Maintenance made easy

On top of rapid deployment and seamless expansion, the modular design of the P8000IG6 streamlines maintenance. The CPU and GPU are separated into different trays, and there are several modules — including for the fans, power supply, and NIC — combining with the tool-less design for service and maintenance made simple.

About Inventec

Founded in 1975, Inventec manufactures computers, telephones, notebooks, and servers and has developed a strong foundation for global success. Through its variety of products, strategic alliances, supply-chain integration, expanded business scale, and enhanced long-term competitiveness, the company has achieved numerous milestones while adhering to the values of innovation, quality, open-mindedness, and execution. In recent years, Inventec has increasingly been more active in industries such as cloud computing, wireless communication, intelligent devices and IoT.

About Inventec Data Center Solutions (Inventec EBG)

Inventec Data Center Solutions (Inventec EBG) was established in 1998 and has been focusing on the design and manufacturing of server systems in Inventec Corp. Over decades, Inventec EBG has been the key server system supplier for numerous global brands.

For more information, please visit https://ebg.inventec.com/en.

BOXX Appoints Kirk Schell as Chief Executive Officer

AUSTIN, TX, Apr 2, 2024 – BOXX Technologies, the leading innovator of high performance workstations, rendering systems, and servers, today announced that Kirk Schell has been named the company’s chief executive officer. Schell joins BOXX after serving as President of global components at Arrow Electronics, Inc. Prior to that position, for over two decades, Schell held a number of increasing leadership roles at Dell Technologies, including senior vice president of global online business-to-business sales. Schell succeeds Wes Breyfogle, a partner at Craftsman Capital Partners and BOXX Interim CEO for the past six months.

“For BOXX, Kirk Schell is the right CEO at the right time,” says Breyfogle. “His extensive leadership experience in the computer hardware industry and strong record of success make him the ideal choice to lead BOXX as we continue to grow our solutions portfolio with state-of-the-art workstations, powerful AI platforms, and BOXX Cloud.”

BOXX is renowned for decades of innovation designing and manufacturing record-setting APEXX workstations purpose-built for media and entertainment (M&E), manufacturing and product design (MPD), and architecture, engineering & construction (AEC). In recent years, the company has expanded its product line to include AI workstations, RAXX and FLEXX rack mounted workstations, and BOXX Cloud, a unique, secure, high performance, virtual private cloud workstation service specifically designed to optimize professional creative applications. BOXX Cloud is powered by FLEXX, a groundbreaking, scalable data center platform consisting of high density BOXX workstations.

In addition to Schell’s most recent leadership positions at Arrow Electronics and Dell, the new BOXX CEO brings a wealth of experience in technology leadership. Throughout his tenure at Dell, he also served as senior vice president of multiple product groups, the commercial client group, the Dell displays group, and as senior vice president of the Asia-Pacific region. Schell’s extensive background in product development, marketing, and sales focused on business customers make him ideally suited to the demands of his new position.

“Computer technology is experiencing a period of great innovation and BOXX is well positioned to lead the industry through this transition, so it’s an exciting time to join BOXX,” says Schell. “My experience is in applying technology in order to solve the problems of real world customers. Whether its creative professionals, data scientists, or enterprise organizations, they all rely on demanding applications requiring purpose-built systems to optimize performance. With a sharp focus on customer driven innovation, BOXX will continue to be at the forefront of technology, and as we expand our products, services, and legendary support, our goal will remain the same—building the fastest and best solutions in the world.”

About BOXX Technologies

BOXX is the leading innovator of high-performance computer workstations, rendering systems, and servers for engineering, product design, architecture, visual effects, animation, film editing, data science, and more. For 28 years, BOXX has combined record-setting performance, speed, and reliability with unparalleled industry knowledge to become the trusted choice of creative professionals worldwide.

For more information, visit www.boxx.com.

AdVon Releases AI Tool on Google Cloud Marketplace

COLUMBUS, OH, Apr 2, 2024 – AdVon Commerce launched their retail-focused AI tool, AdVonAI, on Google Cloud Marketplace. Leveraging Google Cloud’s Vertex AI platform, AdVon has developed a tool that scales product content while optimizing for conversion.

Google Cloud offers a suite of cloud computing services, data solutions, and management tools. Businesses that use Google Cloud to manage their data have access to three unique API endpoints with the option to scale a custom solution.

Google Cloud Marketplace is a procurement platform for Google Cloud customers to find, deploy, and manage production-ready SaaS and Kubernetes solutions, VMs, and datasets built by Google Cloud and its partner ecosystem. Starting today, AdVonAI’s Retail Content Enrichment Tool is available and eligible to draw down from their Google Cloud commit.

Here’s how customers benefit from the service:

  • Generate product attributes to enhance on and off-site SEO
  • Extract core attributes from product images that can be used for enriching product content
  • View industry standard taxonomy to find the right attributes to surface on a category level
  • Billing is done through Google Cloud Marketplace, allowing customers to centralize procurement in one place
  • Integrated quality control ensured by a close working partnership with Google Cloud

“Bringing AdVonAI to Google Cloud Marketplace will help customers quickly deploy, manage, and grow the solution on Google Cloud’s trusted, global infrastructure,” said Dai Vu, managing director, Marketplace & ISV GTM Programs at Google Cloud. “AdVon Commerce can now securely scale and support customers on their digital transformation journeys.”

An application like this on Google Cloud Marketplace is a huge win for eCommerce.

“Accurate and comprehensive catalog attribution is the foundation for best-in-class search and site experience,” Paul Clauss, Flywheel’s VP of Strategic Initiatives, said. “When suppliers enrich their own catalogs it tends to be inconsistent, inaccurate, and increases friction and cost.”

AdVon’s AI solution is smarter than out of the box models. Using fine tuned models and a quality team with deep commerce knowledge, AdVonAI seeks to face retailer friction head-on.

“Having our solution on Google Cloud Marketplace is only a starting point for customers,” Vlad Barshai, AdVon CTO said. “Our endpoints only scratch the surface of what we’ve proven in full-scale product enrichment partnerships.”

About AdVon Commerce

Founded in 2019, AdVon is a digital commerce platform that brings SEO & user-centric content solutions powered by AI. Based in Columbus, OH, the company works with businesses across the US. To help retailers and brands compete in an oversaturated eCommerce marketplace, they create detailed and accurate product content that converts. AdVon is a Flywheel Digital company that was recently acquired by Omnicom, one of the largest media marketing companies.

For more information, visit www.advoncommerce.com.

XtalPi Unveils XtalGazer

CAMBRIDGE, MA, Apr 1, 2024 – XtalPi Inc., a leading global technology company in integrating artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics to advance the discovery of groundbreaking medicine and innovative materials, announced the launch of its proprietary comprehensive solid form discovery and selection platform, XtalGazer. This advanced platform aims to significantly improve the polymorph selection process for the pharmaceutical industry by integrating AI- and automation-powered experimental and computational approaches.

XtalGazer provides a total solution for delivering high-quality polymorph screening and selection methods to expedite drug development and mitigate risks. It represents a paradigm shift in solid-state research, moving from the traditional trial-and-error approach to a data-driven, design-led methodology. The platform provides an expansive suite of foundational tools to accelerate polymorph discovery, characterization, and selection process, empowering pharmaceutical companies to conduct thorough research with less active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) in shorter development cycles.

A key component of XtalGazer is XtalCSP, a crystal structure prediction platform to perform global searches of crystal structures for target molecules and the other optional components in the corresponding searching space, offering a deep insight into possible stable forms. Furthermore, crystallization strategy recommendations will provide AI-backed experimental design to help avoid human bias. XtalGazer also utilizes MicroED to rapidly elucidate crystal structures from powder samples, reducing the need for growing single crystals.

XtalPi’s launch of XtalGazer marks another significant step in the company’s ongoing exploration of solid-state research. From crystal structure prediction platforms being one of the first products to launch at XtalPi, to today’s comprehensive polymorph selection platform, XtalPi will keep fulfilling its promise to solving challenging problems in this space. XtalPi will continue to deliver faster, more accurate, and more comprehensive approaches to building an ecosystem for the R&D process in solid-state, pre-formulation and crystallization.

About XtalPi

XtalPi is an innovative technology company powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. Founded in 2015 on the MIT campus, XtalPi is dedicated to driving intelligent and digital transformation in the life science and new materials industries. With tightly interwoven quantum physics, AI, cloud computing, and large-scale clusters of robotic workstations, XtalPi offers a range of technology solutions, services, and products to accelerate and empower innovation for biopharmaceutical and new materials companies worldwide.

For more information about XtalPi, please visit www.xtalpi.com.

DataRobot to Accelerate Enterprise-Ready AI with NVIDIA

BOSTON, MA, Mar 26, 2024 – DataRobot, the leading AI platform at the forefront of value-driven AI innovation, today announced that its enterprise-ready AI solutions will be supercharged with NVIDIA technology to offer world-class performance, security and efficiency across the full AI lifecycle.

“Organizations across industries are eager to quickly and safely deliver on AI investments with tangible, real-world value,” said Venky Veeraraghavan, chief product officer, DataRobot. “Combining DataRobot’s full AI lifecycle platform and NVIDIA’s accelerated AI computing software stack and unique optimization technology, this collaboration brings together cutting-edge capabilities to enable organizations to rapidly build, confidently operate and govern AI solutions at scale to drive transformative business impact.”

This new collaboration with NVIDIA accelerates AI use case delivery. Customers can now:

Operate AI

  • Deploy fully-configured generative AI models with NVIDIA NIM microservices, included with NVIDIA AI Enterprise, which are designed to accelerate the deployment of generative AI across the cloud, data center and workstations. Achieve peak performance, security and scalability with pre-built model container microservices in the DataRobot AI Platform, optimized for execution on top of NVIDIA devices. Accelerate deployment, replacement and monitoring of deep learning and LLM models on any cloud or on premises, bringing GPU-powered infrastructure to the environment that fits business needs.
  • Integrate and run commercial and open-source LLMs natively on NVIDIA Triton Inference Server. Maintain full optionality while optimizing performance of GPU infrastructure.

Govern AI

  • Monitor and moderate LLMs with DataRobot custom metrics and NVIDIA NeMo Guardrails. Apply NVIDIA NeMo Guardrails to DataRobot LLM blueprints to align models with safety and security requirements, or modify and combine these models with DataRobot’s custom metrics to support exact monitoring needs.

Build AI

  • Compare LLM blueprint strategies in production, including NVIDIA Nemotron-3-8B LLMs. Leverage best-in-class LLMs to build generative AI applications that are uniquely tuned for an organization, with the visibility and performance needed to deliver the most optimal solution to your customers.
  • Utilize NVIDIA RAPIDS libraries within DataRobot Notebooks. Enhance end-to-end AI and data processing pipelines with a suite of GPU-accelerated data science and AI libraries to unleash development for any use case.

“Generative AI applications are key to helping businesses boost productivity with unprecedented personalization, product development and operations optimization,” said Anne Hecht, senior director of AI Software, NVIDIA. “DataRobot’s integrations with NVIDIA technology enhances productivity for practitioners and developers by reducing LLM deployment times from weeks to just a few minutes, maximizing inference performance efficiency and supercharging production AI for customers.”

To learn more about how DataRobot and NVIDIA are collaborating, visit https://www.datarobot.com/partners/technology-partners/nvidia.

About DataRobot

DataRobot is the leader in value-driven AI, empowering organizations to accelerate AI from idea to impact. With over a decade at the forefront of AI innovation, they know what it takes to make a real difference – to your bottom line, to your business vision, and to the world around us. Their open, end-to-end AI lifecycle platform allows your organization to quickly build, securely operate, and confidently govern your entire AI landscape from a single, unified experience. Organizations across industries and geographies trust DataRobot to help solve their biggest challenges with AI, leveraging generative and predictive capabilities today while providing the flexibility to adapt to the innovations of tomorrow.

Learn more at datarobot.com.

OMNIVISION Unveils OX08D10 with TheiaCel

SANTA CLARA, CA, Mar 26, 2024 – OMNIVISION, a leading global developer of semiconductor solutions, including advanced digital imaginganalog and touch and display technology, announced that its OX08D10 8-megapixel CMOS image sensor with TheiaCel technology is now compatible with the NVIDIA Omniverse development platform.

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NVIDIA Omniverse is a platform of application programming interfaces (APIs), software development kits (SDKs) and services that enables developers to easily integrate Universal Scene Description (OpenUSD) and RTX rendering technologies into their 3D applications and services. Such applications include high-fidelity, physically based simulation for accelerated autonomous vehicle (AV) development.

The recently announced OX08D10 is the first image sensor that features OMNIVISION’s new 2.1-micron (µm) TheiaCel technology, which harnesses the capabilities of next-generation lateral overflow integration capacitors (LOFIC) and OMNIVISION’s DCG high dynamic range (HDR) technology to accurately capture LED lights without any flickering artifact for nearly all driving conditions. TheiaCel enables the OX08D10 to achieve HDR image capture at up to 200 meters. This range is the sweet spot for delivering the best balance between SNR1 and dynamic range and is optimal for automotive exterior camera applications. The OX08D10 features industry-leading low-light performance and low power consumption in a compact size that is 50% smaller than other exterior cabin sensors in its class.

“The OX08D10 is OMNIVISION’s flagship image sensor that features our TheiaCel technology, ushering in a new era to low-light sensitivity in an easy-to-implement solution that yields dramatic improvements in image quality,” said Dr. Paul Wu, head of automotive product marketing, OMNIVISION. “We are proud to be part of the ecosystem of NVIDIA partners who are working together to accelerate AV development. Today, we are excited to announce that the OX08D10 is now compatible with NVIDIA Omniverse, a powerful platform for high-fidelity sensor simulation capabilities, reducing automotive OEM development efforts and cost.”

The new OX08D10 features OMNIVISION’s a-CSP package technology for the smallest possible solution available today. Samples are available now, and the OX08D10 will be in mass production in the second half of 2024.

About OMNIVISION

OMNIVISION is a global fabless semiconductor organization that develops advanced digital imaging, analog and touch & display solutions for multiple applications and industries, including mobile phones; security and surveillance; automotive; computing; medical; and emerging applications. Its award-winning innovative technologies enable a smoother human/machine interface in many of today’s commercial devices.

Find out more at www.ovt.com.