COMPUTEX 2024: The Era of AI Industrial Revolution

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NVIDIA & AI, Everywhere.

This year’s Computex opens up like a rock concert, literally in one of the most concerts hosting auditoriums in Taipei, with Jenson Huang taking the stage by storm. Announcing the age of AI is now upon us.

Jensen Heralds a New Industrial Revolution with AI

Generative AI is now at the forefront of producing a staggering volume of AI-driven tokens.

Unlike traditional AI technologies, such as natural language processing and computer vision, which primarily focus on perception and detection, generative AI is creating valuable data — known as “tokens” — by the thousands. These tokens, encompassing text, images, and videos, are emerging as the new commodities of our time. Their versatility is poised to revolutionize various industries, transforming conventional work environments and fostering innovation.

Historically, each industrial revolution has been catalyzed by groundbreaking tools that have fundamentally altered work patterns. From the steam engine’s invention to the advent of electricity and computers, and most recently, the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), each technological leap has redefined how we work. These advancements have liberated humans from repetitive tasks, boosted efficiency, and shifted the focus from physical labor to intellectual pursuits. AI’s arrival is no exception, profoundly impacting our conception and execution of work.

In this new era, possessing vast amounts of knowledge is no longer the hallmark of a competitive edge. Instead, the emphasis has shifted to the quality of questions one can pose — or, more precisely, the prompts provided to AI. This evolution signifies a departure from the execution-centric work model, introducing a novel approach that prioritizes connection and exploration, marking a significant shift in our collective thinking and operational paradigms.

Supporting the claim with his infamous “the more you buy the more you save” CEO math, there were a plethora of NVIDIA developed AI focused products offering a wide range of industrial applications in all parts of the supply chain aspects of necessity. Ranging from research & development using large AI model run by their GPU to AI assisting manufacturing process to improve productivity and enforce the next generations of factory safety & efficiencies.

Here Comes The Stars

Opening for Computex 2024, Dr. Lisa Su, CEO of AMD, delivered a compelling opening keynote, setting an ambitious tone for the event. Her address highlighted the transformative potential of AI technologies and their impact across industries. This sentiment was echoed by an impressive roster of industry leaders who followed her on stage.

Tech Titans Share the Future of AI

Pat Gelsinger, CEO of Intel, highlighted Intel’s advancements in semiconductor technology, stressing the importance of hardware innovation in supporting the next generation of AI applications.

Charles Liang, CEO of Supermicro, Liang discussed the role of scalable computing infrastructure in enabling AI development, focusing on how Supermicro’s solutions are empowering businesses to harness AI’s full potential.

Showcasing Supermicro’s solution in empowering businesses. Charles Liang, CEO of Supermicro, discussed the role of scalable computing infrastructure in enabling AI development

Along with other tech titans each shared their insights on leveraging technology to drive industrial value and shape the future of artificial intelligence. Their discussions ranged from the advancements in semiconductor technology to the integration of AI in everyday applications.

At the forums, experts dissect the AI supply chain and explore emerging industry opportunities. The forum underscored the interconnected nature of the tech ecosystem and the critical role of collaboration in driving innovation. Throughout the event, there was a palpable sense of camaraderie and collaboration among global technology leaders.

AI Infused Computing

Amongst everything from this year’s COMPUTEX has to offer, AI powered PC & server remain the stars of the show.

“The PC Reborn” as Qualcomm President and CEO Cristiano Amon called. Enticing consumers and enterprises with AI boosted creativity and productivity in joint power of Copilot plus personal computing & mobile computing.

Lars Reger, CTO of NXP Semiconductors also provided insights into the automotive sectors, discussing how AI is driving advancements in autonomous driving and smart transportation system.

Emphasizing the integration of AI in everyday applications, Rick Tsai, CEO of MediaTek, showcases MediaTek’s progress in developing AI-powered consumer electronics.

And of course, AI Server.

Computex 2024 has once again proven to be a pivotal event for the technology industry, particularly in the realm of AI servers. The innovations presented by Adlink, Gigabyte, Inventec, Delta, and Innodisk demonstrate a vibrant and competitive market where technological advancements are rapidly driving the next wave of AI development.

Advantech: Pioneering Edge AI Servers

Advantech took center stage with its impressive array of edge AI solution. powered by the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin, enables AI video analytics. Designed to handle the most demanding AI workloads, Advantech’s MIC-733 provides unparalleled performance for edge computing applications. This new series is set to revolutionize industries such as smart manufacturing and healthcare by enabling real-time data processing at the edge.

Gigabyte: High-Performance Data Center Solutions

Gigabyte’s exhibition focused on high-performance data center solutions. Their flagship AI server, the G593 series, can simultaneously support NVIDIA’s next-generation chips H200 and B100, as well as models designed for AMD MI300X. This provides a groundbreaking leap in computing power for generative AI and large language models. Gigabyte’s emphasis on energy efficiency and scalability demonstrates their commitment to offering sustainable solutions without compromising on performance.

Inventec: Emphasizing Customizability and Flexibility

Inventec became the focal point with its latest NVIDIA GB200 NVL72 AI cabinet. This AI cabinet employs advanced liquid cooling technology, significantly enhancing AI model training and inference performance to a trillion-parameter scale, and reducing the total cost of ownership by 25 times. Inventec’s outstanding performance in the AI field and its successful collaboration with NVIDIA demonstrate its significant position on the global technology stage.

Delta: Decode cloud to edge AI

Delta showcased its AI integration with smart infrastructure solutions. These AI servers are designed to seamlessly integrate with Delta’s broader portfolio of industrial automation and energy management solutions. Supporting advanced AI algorithms for predictive maintenance, energy optimization, and automated quality control, highlighting Delta’s vision of a future where AI-driven insights enhance operational efficiency and sustainability across various sectors.

Innodisk: Leading with AI Storage Solutions

Innodisk unveiled a range of new products focused on edge AI, including CXL 2.0 memory, E1.S/E3.S SSDs, and their proprietary MIPI over Type-C camera technology. Demonstrations highlighted their customized edge AI applications, such as smart manufacturing PPE recognition and intelligent crowd tracking. Innodisk also introduced its new “Architect Intelligence” brand, emphasizing its commitment to building intelligent solutions with partners. Innodisk’s comprehensive approach, from reliable storage products to innovative embedded camera modules, showcased their dedication to advancing AI capabilities and supporting the latest edge server standards.

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AI Ignited Industrial Revolution

Computex 2024 was a landmark event, solidifying AI’s transformative power across multiple industries. Jensen Huang’s rockstar opening set the stage, with top tech executives dropping knowledge bombs that painted a bold future. Adlink, Gigabyte, Inventec, Delta, and Innodisk showcased innovations that scream excellence and the potential to disrupt entire sectors.

As these advancements ripple through edge computing, data centers, and smart infrastructure, the synergy and technological leaps observed at Computex 2024 are set to catapult us into a new era of smart, efficient, AI-driven solutions. The future of AI isn’t just knocking on the door; it’s here, kicking it in, and rewriting the playbook of technology and industry in profound ways. Buckle up—AI is reshaping our world faster than we ever imagined.