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Insight’s Industry-Leading Multi-Vendor Lab Validates AI, HPC and Other Deep-Learning Projects for Organizations

April 30, 2019

NVIDIA GPU-accelerated systems from NVIDIA, Cisco, Dell EMC, HPE, Pure Storage and NetApp enable IT teams to determine the optimal platform for their workloads

Insight Enterprises (NASDAQ:NSIT), the global systems integrator of Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions™ for organizations of all sizes, today announced that its Research & Innovation Hub includes one of the market’s first labs equipped with NVIDIA GPU-accelerated converged systems from multiple vendors for testing and validating artificial intelligence (AI), high-performance computing (HPC) and other deep-learning projects. The in-house lab offers the latest generation of AI-ready platforms utilizing NVIDIA, Cisco, Dell EMC, HPE, Pure Storage and NetApp architectures.

Organizations can use Insight’s Hub to test machine-learning models with their own data sets, evaluate the ability of specific NVIDIA GPU configurations and infrastructures to support their workloads, and determine the optimal technology stack to meet their needs. The testing process also can assist IT teams in determining whether to select an on-premises or cloud-based solution for data-intensive GPU computing.

Early interest in using the Hub’s capabilities for workload and platform validation has been good, with inquiries coming from organizations ranging from military contractors to those in the manufacturing, automotive, financial services, biomedical, transportation, geospatial, agricultural, and media and entertainment sectors. IT teams have the option to access the lab services remotely or on-site at Insight’s Cloud + Data Center Transformation Hub in Minneapolis.

Lab assets include the NVIDIA DGX-2, the world's most powerful AI system; NVIDIA-powered Cisco, HPE, Pure AIRI, NetApp ONTAP AI and Dell EMC Isilon Ready compute platforms, converged infrastructure systems and reference architectures; and other building blocks for testing, designing and deploying complete deep-learning technology stacks. Insight’s status as an NVIDIA Advanced Technology Partner certifies its ability to assist clients in implementing AI, HPC and other GPU-accelerated initiatives.

“Every deep-learning provider is architecting its solution differently, whether with a complete stack like HPE and Dell or with compute, storage and networking components from multiple vendors. Our lab gives clients a vendor-agnostic choice enabling them to select the best-fit platform for their requirements,” said Shawn O’Grady, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud + Data Center Transformation, Insight North America. “We believe we are leading the market by making this kind of investment to help enterprises advance their deep-learning initiatives.”

The lab leverages Insight’s unique combination of Cloud + Data Center Transformation and Digital Innovation expertise as well as its unusually deep bench of technology specialists. That includes more than 200 dedicated data scientists, data infrastructure consultants, architects, and big data and AI specialists who can assist in AI and HPC initiatives; 800 compute, storage, networking and data protection experts who can define and deploy infrastructure that supports GPU-accelerated installations; and 700 application-development architects and consultants available to assist clients with their overall digital transformation efforts.

“Insight has allocated significant resources to help clients select the best NVIDIA GPU-accelerated solutions for their machine-learning needs,” said Craig Weinstein, vice president, Americas Partner Organization, NVIDIA. “With these resources, organizations have an opportunity to streamline the design and deployment of AI infrastructure, enabling faster time-to-insights while ensuring the optimal balance of compute, storage and networking in support of their AI and deep-learning initiatives.”

More information is available at or by calling 800-INSIGHT.

About Insight

Today, every business is a technology business. Insight Enterprises Inc. empowers organizations of all sizes with Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions™ and services to maximize the business value of IT. As a Fortune 500-ranked global provider of Digital Innovation, Cloud + Data Center Transformation, Connected Workforce, and Supply Chain Optimization solutions and services, we help clients successfully manage their IT today while transforming for tomorrow. From IT strategy and design to implementation and management, our 7,400+ employees help clients innovate and optimize their operations to run business smarter. Discover more at NSIT-M


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