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Nvidia unveils workstations built for data scientists

The high performance chipmaker Nvidia has joined forces with Dell, HP and Lenovo to develop a series of desktop computers for data scientists.

The workstations, built for machine learning and deep learning, have been designed to capitalise on businesses’ growing appetite for data analytics.

Data scientists are currently among the most sought after tech professionals, with demand rising more than 300 per cent over the last six years.

The computers combine Nvidia’s Quadro RTX GPUs with dedicated software, such as TensorFlow, PyTorch and Caffe, to enable data scientists to work locally.

Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of Nvidia, said: “Data science is one of the fastest growing fields of computer science and impacts every industry. Enterprises are eager to unlock the value of their business data using machine learning and are hiring at an unprecedented rate data scientists who require powerful workstations architected specifically for their needs.

“With our partners, we are introducing NVIDIA-powered data science workstations — made possible by our new Turing Tensor Core GPUs and CUDA-X AI acceleration libraries — that allow data scientists to develop predictive models that can revolutionize their business.”

Tom Tobul, a client solutions lead at Dell, said data analytics has the power to speed up processes and services to “increase customer loyalty, engagement and satisfaction”.

“Dell is in a unique position to offer edge to core to cloud solutions and expertise to customers looking to implement AI and ML into their workloads,” he added. “Dell Precision workstations, in combination with Nvidia’s reference architecture for data science, will help to streamline data into useful and actionable information while updating IT infrastructure with technology that best suits a customer’s needs.”