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SmartEdge bundles our Edge AI software EdgeSage on the Lonovo ThinkSystem SE350. Edge AI software on the Lenovo ThinkSystem SE350 involved integrating hardware and software components to enable efficient and powerful AI processing at the edge.

SmartEdge is an Edge AI Acceleration on Lenovo ThinkSystem SE350. SmartEdge combines the power our software on an industry leading OEM hardware.

  1. Hardware Integration:
    • GPU Acceleration: Integrates a high-performance GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) suitable for AI workloads. Lenovo supports NVIDIA GPUs, so consider a model like the NVIDIA Tesla T4 for efficient AI processing.
    • Customized AI Hardware: There is an option of adding specialized AI hardware accelerators, such as Intel Movidius Vision Processing Units (VPUs) or Google Coral Edge TPUs, to further enhance AI performance.
  2. Software Stack:
    • Deep Learning Frameworks: Optimizes and pre-installs popular deep learning frameworks like TensorFlow, PyTorch, or ONNX Runtime to ensure compatibility with a wide range of AI applications.
    • Containerization: Leverages containerization technologies like Docker to package the AI software and its dependencies. This facilitates easy deployment and scalability.
    • Edge AI Middleware: Implements edge AI middleware, such as NVIDIA Triton Inference Server or OpenVINO toolkit, to manage and optimize AI model deployment on the edge server.
  3. Networking and Connectivity:
    • Low-Latency Networking: Ensures the ThinkSystem SE350 is equipped with low-latency networking capabilities, such as Gigabit Ethernet or 10GbE, to facilitate fast communication between edge devices and the server.
    • IoT Protocols: Implements IoT communication protocols like MQTT or CoAP to enable seamless communication between the ThinkSystem SE350 and IoT devices.
  4. Security:
    • Hardware Security Features: Leverages built-in security features of the ThinkSystem SE350, such as hardware-based encryption and secure boot, to protect against unauthorized access and data breaches.
    • AI Model Security: Implements model encryption and secure model deployment practices to safeguard AI models from tampering.
  5. Remote Management:
    • Lenovo XClarity Controller: Utilizes the Lenovo XClarity Controller for remote management and monitoring of the ThinkSystem SE350, ensuring that administrators can efficiently manage the Edge AI system from a central location.
  6. Scalability:
    • Modular Design: Leverages the modular design of the ThinkSystem SE350 for scalability. Add additional SE350 units to scale processing power horizontally, especially in scenarios where increased AI workloads are anticipated.
  7. Power Efficiency:
    • Dynamic Power Management: Implements dynamic power management to optimize power consumption based on workload demands, ensuring energy efficiency in edge deployments.
  8. Edge AI Use Cases:
    • Customizable Solutions: Using SmartEdge, develop and showcase specific use cases tailored to industries, such as manufacturing, healthcare, or retail, where Edge AI on the ThinkSystem SE350 can provide tangible benefits.

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