Intel and Lenovo this week announced a new partnership aimed at accelerating artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC) products by bringing together their respective technologies.\nThe collaboration will integrate Lenovo's TruScale Infrastructure and Lenovo Neptune liquid cooling technology with a variety of Intel technologies, including its Optane DC persistent memory, Intel oneAPI programming framework, and current and future generations of its Xeon Scalable processors.\n\nRead more data center stories\n\nNVMe over Fabrics creates data-center storage disruption\nHow AI can improve network capacity planning\nHPE to buy Cray, offer HPC as a service\nData center workloads become more complex\nHow to get a handle on multicloud management\n\n\nTruScale is a consumption-based offering that allows customers to use on-premises data center hardware and services without having to purchase the equipment outright; enterprises pay for the use, and Lenovo monitors their activity. It's a model all of the major OEMs have adopted in response to the cloud.\nThe collaboration will focus on three areas:\n1) Systems and solutions. As described above, this aspect brings together Lenovo\u2019s portfolio and Intel\u2019s technologies.\n2) Software optimization for HPC and AI convergence. This will include optimizing Lenovo\u2019s LiCO HPC\/AI software stack for Intel\u2019s next-generation technologies, and alignment with the Intel oneAPI programming framework.\n3) Ecosystem enablement. Additionally, Intel and Lenovo want to help create an ecosystem for the convergence of HPC and AI. The companies plan to build research facilities at colleges around the world for genomics and cancer research, for example.\n\u201cIntel is laser-focused on helping our customers spur innovation and discovery through the convergence of AI with HPC,\u201d said Navin Shenoy, Intel executive vice president and general manager of the data center group, in a statement. \u201cOur extended collaboration with Lenovo combines the best of both companies\u2019 innovations to drive our customers\u2019 progress forward even faster.\u201d\n\u201cOur goal is to further accelerate innovation into the Exascale era, aggressively waterfalling these solutions to scientists and businesses of all sizes to speed discovery and outcomes. We are passionate in helping researchers solve humanity\u2019s greatest challenges,\u201d said Kirk Skaugen, executive vice president of Lenovo and president of Lenovo\u2019s data center group, in a statement.