Dell Project Helix is ​​a broad generative AI service

Dell and NVIDIA have joined forces to bring generative artificial intelligence into the hands of Dell software customers.

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Project Helix will be Dell’s first foray into the field of artificial intelligence in its cutting-edge software service, announced Varun Chhabra, vice president of product marketing at Dell Technologies, during a pre-briefing at the Dell Technologies World conference. The service enables organizations to build and deploy generative AI and includes security and reliability considerations to reduce inaccuracies and vulnerabilities.


What is Dell Project Helix?

Project Helix is ​​an early look at an upcoming Dell product to help organizations run generative artificial intelligence. It covers the lifecycle of the AI ​​creation process, including building infrastructure, modeling, training, fine-tuning, application development, and deployment.

“I don’t think any of us have seen this kind of game-changing generative AI in the last 20 years,” said Sam Grocott, vice president of product marketing at Dell Technologies.

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In Project Helix, Dell and NVIDIA have partnered to deliver end-to-end, scalable solutions using Dell’s compute, storage and software infrastructure, as well as NVIDIA’s accelerators, AI software and base models, and expertise in delivering generative AI. deliver.

Dell provides servers, including Dell PowerEdge servers optimized for artificial intelligence; NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs and NVIDIA Networking will support the workload. From there, customers can use Dell CloudIQ software for observability and NVIDIA AI Enterprise tools for AI lifecycle management.

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“Companies are now actively exploring how to use generative AI for their enterprises, either to improve back-end performance or customer experience,” said Chhabra.

However, customers looking for generative artificial intelligence want to be sure that the output will be accurate and appropriate, and that they won’t expose their proprietary information to the outside world or violate privacy laws and regulations, he added. Dell intends to solve this problem in part by focusing on purpose-built generative AI models rather than more generic models like ChatGPT. Customers can create or tune their own AI for their own domain.

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Another challenge customers face is training people to use something as novel as generative artificial intelligence, Chhabra said. Therefore, Project Helix’s services will include expertise and guidance for customers at every point in the AI ​​lifecycle. Dell indicates it wants to balance agility and time-to-market with privacy and regulatory compliance to differentiate its AI through trust and performance.

Different solutions based on Project Helix will appear gradually, but more information about the first one is expected to be released in June 2023.

Contestants of Project Helix

Amazon has the machine learning equivalent of Project Helix: SageMaker, which includes its own chat AI, Bedrock. Google Cloud Platform AutoML and Vertex AI as well as Microsoft Azure are also competitors in this field.

Disclaimer: Dell paid for my airfare, lodging, and meals to Dell Technologies World May 22-25 in Las Vegas.