April 22, 2024

SE Forges Partnership With NVIDIA For AI Data Centers Designs

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In collaboration with NVIDIA, Schneider Electric plans to explore new use cases and applications across industries. Image Courtesy: Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric (SE), the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced a partnership with NVIDIA to optimize data center infrastructure and pave the way for groundbreaking advancements in edge artificial intelligence (AI) and digital twin technologies.

Industry sources added that Schneider Electric will leverage its expertise in data center infrastructure and NVIDIA’s advanced AI technologies to unveil the first publicly available AI data center reference designs. These designs are set to set up the benchmarks for AI deployment and operation within data center ecosystems, deploying a significant milestone in the industry’s evolution.

From L To R – Pankaj Sharma, Executive VP of Secure Power Division & DCB, Schneider Electric, Caspar Herzberg, CEO of AVEVA (M), And Ian Buck, VP of Hyperscale and HPC at NVIDIA

Pankaj Sharma, Executive Vice President, of Secure Power Division & Data Center Business, Schneider Electric commented on collaboration stating “We’re unlocking the future of AI for organizations. By combining our expertise in data center solutions with NVIDIA’s leadership in AI technologies, we’re helping organizations to overcome data center infrastructure limitations and unlock the full potential of AI. Our collaboration with NVIDIA paves the way for a more efficient, sustainable, and transformative future, powered by AI.”

Ian Buck, Vice President of Hyperscale and HPC at NVIDIA stated “Through our collaboration with Schneider Electric, we’re providing AI data center reference designs using next-generation NVIDIA accelerated computing technologies. This provides organizations with the necessary infrastructure to tap into the potential of AI, driving innovation and digital transformation across industries.”

Caspar Herzberg, CEO of AVEVA added “NVIDIA technologies enhance AVEVA’s capabilities in creating a realistic and immersive collaboration experience underpinned by the rich data and capabilities of the AVEVA intelligent digital twin. Together, we are creating a fully simulated industrial virtual reality where you can simulate processes, model outcomes, and effect change in reality. This merging of digital intelligence and real-world outcomes has the potential to transform how industries can operate more safely, more efficiently, and more sustainably.”

Industry sources further added that with AI applications gaining traction across industries, while also demanding more resources than traditional computing, the requirement for processing power has surged exponentially. The surge of AI has spurred notable transformations and complexities in data center design and operation, with data center operators working to swiftly construct and operate energy-stable facilities that are both energy-efficient and scalable.

Industry sources further affirmed that during the first phase of this partnership, Schneider Electric will introduce cutting-edge data center reference designs tailored for NVIDIA accelerated computing clusters and built for data processing, engineering simulation, electronic design automation, computer-aided drug design, and generative AI. Special priority will be set on enabling high-power distribution, liquid-cooling systems, and controls designed to permit simple commissioning and reliable operations for the extreme-density cluster. 

Industry sources further confirmed that via this collaboration, Schneider Electric focuses on providing data center owners and operators with the tools and resources required to seamlessly integrate the latest and evolving AI solutions into their infrastructure, powering deployment efficiency, and ensuring reliable life-cycle operation.

In addition to the data center reference designs, AVEVA, a subsidiary of Schneider Electric, will connect its digital twin platform to NVIDIA Omniverse, delivering a constant environment for virtual simulation and collaboration. This integration will permit seamless partnerships between designers, engineers, and stakeholders, accelerating the design and deployment of complex systems, while curbing reduce time-to-market and costs.

In collaboration with NVIDIA, Schneider Electric plans to explore new use cases and applications across industries and further its vision of driving positive change and shaping the future of technology.

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