A Breed Apart: New NVIDIA-Powered Data Science Workstations Now Available Worldwide

by Sandeep Gupte

Data science is one of the fastest growing fields of computer science, and it’s impacting every industry.

Companies in finance, insurance, retail and other areas are hiring data scientists, analysts and engineers at an unprecedented rate. To derive insights from their data that can transform their businesses, they need powerful hardware and software.

That’s now available in the form of NVIDIA-powered Data Science Workstations from global original equipment manufacturers Dell, HP, Lenovo and BOXX. You can see the full list of workstation, system builder and software partners here.

NVIDIA-powered Data Science Workstations undergo extensive hardware and software validation to ensure they provide machine learning practitioners with the extreme computational horsepower and software tools needed to prepare, process and analyze massive amounts of data.

The workstations are based on a powerful reference architecture made up of dual, high-end NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs and NVIDIA CUDA-X AI accelerated data science software, such as RAPIDS, TensorFlow, PyTorch and Caffe. CUDA-X AI is a collection of libraries that enable modern computing applications to benefit from NVIDIA’s GPU-accelerated computing platform.

The reviews are in. Data scientists in industry and academia are already seeing the impact of having access to their personal NVIDIA-powered Data Science Workstations:

“Previously, it was a long, complex process to install and maintain the software stack on a system for data science workflows. Our Dell 7920 data science workstation with dual Quadro RTX 8000 GPUs came with pre-installed software, making it a breeze to set up and maintain. Now we’re processing and analyzing massive amounts of data faster than ever before.” — Sertac Karaman, associate professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“We need to classify enormous amounts of very dirty data through our data processing pipeline, which was costing us valuable time and resources. With our NVIDIA-powered HP Z8 Data Science workstation, our data scientists are able to load even very large datasets onto the GPU, vastly improving efficiencies so that we can spend more time solving problems and less time cleaning and managing data.” — Mike Koelemay, chief data scientist at Lockheed Martin Rotary & Mission Systems

“Developing and applying new data analytic methods is a powerful tool in the diagnosis and treatment of ailments such as depression, anxiety and addiction. Our new NVIDIA-powered BOXX APEXX D4 data science workstation will help us accelerate our mental health research projects — leading to important discoveries and ultimately treatments for many of the world’s challenging mental health issues.” — Dr. CJ McKinney, director of Information Services at the Mental Health Center of Denver

Learn more about NVIDIA-powered Data Science Workstations.