Schneider Electric & NVIDIA to Deliver Robust Data Centre AI

Schneider Electric has announced a partnership with NVIDIA to optimise the modern data centre, evolving sustainable AI technology for the next generation

Schneider Electric is collaborating with NVIDIA to optimise data centre infrastructure and better power AI and digital twin technologies.

Committed to energy management and advanced AI, the companies aim to introduce the first publicly available AI data centre reference designs. These designs aim to redefine the benchmarks for AI deployment and operation within data centres, offering a robust framework for implementing NVIDIA's accelerated computing platform within data centres.

These designs will also optimise performance, scalability and energy efficiency. The news comes in the midst of a string of NVIDIA announcements in the wake of GTC, with the company also launching its new revolutionary B200 chip.

“Unlocking the future of AI”

AI is continuing to gain worldwide attention, with multiple key industries keen to harness its potential. As a result, data centres are fighting to meet power demands by design, as they work to construct and operate energy-stable facilities that are both energy-efficient and scalable.

“We're unlocking the future of AI for organisations,” says Pankaj Sharma, Executive Vice President, Secure Power Division & Data Centre Business at Schneider Electric. “By combining our expertise in data centre solutions with NVIDIA's leadership in AI technologies, we’re helping organisations to overcome data centre 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.” 

In the first phase of the partnership, Schneider Electric aims to introduce cutting-edge data centre reference designs tailored for NVIDIA-accelerated computing clusters. These are built for data processing, engineering simulation, electronic design automation, computer-aided drug design and generative AI (Gen AI). In particular, the company’s focus will be on facilitating high-power distribution, liquid-cooling systems and controls designed to ensure reliable operations.

To help businesses integrate AI solutions in their infrastructure, Schneider Electric aims to enhance better enterprise efficiency.

Likewise, to address the evolving demands of AI workloads, NVIDIA’s computing platform will work to optimise performance, scalability and sustainability. Partners, engineers and data centre leaders can work to utilise these reference designs for existing data centre rooms that must support new deployments of high-density AI servers.

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

Looking forward: Exploring new digital twin use cases

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.

The company has recently upscaled its efforts to advance AI, having recently also collaborated with NTT Data to co-innovate a solution that combines Edge, Private 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT) and modular data centres to better enable connectivity.

Also wishing to make good on its sustainability pledges, the company has been considering how newer types of data centres can offer better sustainable initiatives worldwide.

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