insideBIGDATA Special Report: Reinventing the Retail Industry through Machine and Deep Learning (Part 4)

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deep learningThe insideBIGDATA Special Report: Reinventing the Retail Industry through Machine and Deep Learning white paper explores how AI, machine learning and deep learning are transforming the retail industry in many positive directions including:

  • „Inventory and supply chain management
  • Analysis of customer buying patterns
  • Analyzing traffic patterns
  • Providing assortment planning
  • Performing retail analytics at scale
  • Fighting cyberfraud

Dell EMC Machine Learning and Deep Learning Ready Bundles

At the forefront of AI, Dell EMC is providing the technology needed by the retail industry today and uniquely provides  an extensive portfolio of technologies—spanning workstations, servers, networking, storage, software and services—to create the high performance computing (HPC) and data analytics solutions that underpin successful machine and deep  learning implementations.

Dell EMC offers a portfolio of Ready Solutions designed to provide faster, better and deeper insights, delivered with  efficiency and security. What’s more, you can rely Dell EMC’s team of experts to help you adapt as machine and deep learning evolve over time.

The Dell EMC Machine and Deep Learning Ready Bundles are part of a new portfolio that delivers on the commitment  of democratizing HPC and helping customers achieve faster, better and deeper data insights. These  Ready Bundles combine pre-tested and validated servers, storage, networking and services optimized for machine and  deep learning applications. Customers will benefit from the introduction of the new Dell EMC PowerEdge C4140  server, supporting latest generation NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPU accelerators with PCIe and NVLink high-speed  interconnect technology.

Dell EMC Deep Learning Ready Bundle with NVIDIA

The Dell EMC Deep Learning Ready Bundle with NVIDIA provides a GPU-optimized solution stack that can shave  valuable time from deep learning projects. Dell EMC engineers can help you configure, test and tune GPU-enabled  hardware and software, with included services to help data scientists load and discover insight from data more quickly.

The Dell EMC Deep Learning Ready Bundle with NVIDIA is built around NVIDIA® Tesla® V100 GPUs. With 640  tensor cores, this powerful accelerator was the first to break the 100 teraFLOPS barrier for deep learning performance.  NVIDIA NVLink™ connects multiple V100 GPUs at up to 300 GB/s to deliver 30X higher inference  performance than CPU-based servers. This level of throughput and efficiency makes scaling-out machine and deep learning services much more feasible. Train AI models that used to require weeks of computing resources in just a few  days. Scale AI resources more easily and bridge the gap between the data science, IT and lines of business.

Dell EMC Machine and Deep Learning Reference Configurations

Dell EMC has partnered with Bright Computing® to offer the software stack on Dell EMC hardware in a portfolio of  reference configurations for multiple use cases. The Dell EMC HPC team has in-depth experience working closely with  Bright Cluster Manager® to create solutions from a portfolio of servers, storage, networking, software and services.  That expertise is then multiplied through collaboration with Customer Solution Centers, worldwide HPC Innovation  Centers, the HPC Innovation Lab and the broader data analytics community. These experts can work with you to create a solution with the right features, at the right price.


As we’ve seen in this white paper, the landscape of traditional retail is undergoing a seismic shift. A rapidly evolving  competitive environment, a global move towards digital shopping, and the ever-changing sentiments of highly  informed buyers are forcing a new perspective in the industry. From this new perspective, we’re seeing the adoption of  accelerated analytics, robotics, and deep learning.

The use of AI in retail spans every aspect of the industry. Whether your goal is to optimize your supply chain, use  existing data to increase sales conversion, or customize the consumer shopping experience with predictive modeling,  deep learning can help you meet your challenge.

Retailers have either adapted to the new retail technology trends in retail data analytics or they have unceremoniously  exited the business—beset by an inability to adapt to changing customer preferences and expectations. Those that have adapted have done so by navigating as deftly as possible, by gathering as much retail data as possible and by carefully  sifting through it with new analytical techniques designed to not only spot trends but to predict them.

Where do you stand? It definitely is time to take action to engage these technologies for competitive advantage. Here are some useful resources designed to help you take the next step with Dell EMC and NVIDIA:

  • Dell EMC HPC Community, an online destination where you can interact with Dell Rockstars, independent  experts and technology enthusiasts who solve technical issues, assist community members, and influence new products and services.
  • NVIDA Deep Learning Institute (DLI), offering hands-on training for developers, data scientists, and researchers looking to solve the world’s most challenging problems with deep learning using the latest GPU-accelerated deep learning platforms.

Article Series

In a series of articles over the next few weeks we will explore these topics:

If you prefer, the complete insideBIGDATA Special Report: Reinventing the Retail Industry through Machine and Deep Learning is available for download in PDF from the insideBIGDATA White Paper Library, courtesy of Dell EMC and NVIDIA.

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