Lenovo\u2019s latest addition to the ThinkEdge portfolio of edge-computing devices packs Nvidia GPUs with AI capabilities into a ruggedized design that\u2019s roughly the size of a laptop.\nThe ThinkEdge SE450 is a 2U, 300mm (12 inches) unit that includes a third-generation Xeon Platinum processor and up to four single-width or two double-width GPUs, along with six NVMe SSDs and 1TB of DDR4 memory, making it one of the first Nvidia-certified Edge systems. There is also a slightly larger model that\u2019s 360mm (14.2 inches).\n\n Read more: 4 essential edge-computing use cases\n\nThe SE450 server is specifically designed to withstand a wider range of operating temperature, dust, shock and vibration for harsh settings in vertical edge environments. It\u2019s also heavily secured, with a locking bezel to help prevent unauthorized access and SSD encryption to protect data.\nLenovo is pretty high on edge AI, citing Gartner estimates that 75% of enterprise-generated data will be processed at the edge by 2025, and 80% of enterprise IoT projects will incorporate AI by 2022. That\u2019s why it built the ThinkEdge SE450 server as an AI platform operating directly at the edge.\n\u201cWith the ThinkEdge SE450 server and in collaboration with our broad ecosystem of partners, Lenovo is delivering on the promise of AI at the edge, whether it\u2019s enabling greater connectivity for smart cities to detect and respond to traffic accidents or addressing predictive maintenance needs on the manufacturing line,\u201d said Charles Ferland, vice president and general manager, edge computing and communication Service providers, at Lenovo ISG, in a statement.\nSince edge site locations are often remote and not easily accessible, the ThinkEdge SE450 is automatically installed and managed with Lenovo Open Cloud Automation (LOC-A) and configurable with Lenovo XClarity Orchestrator software.\nLike most of its hardware offerings, the ThinkEdge SE450 is available by outright purchase or through Lenovo\u2019s TruScale as-a-Service consumption model.\nLenovo developed the hardware with partners and customers and came up with multiple prototypes for different industries. It performed live trials running real workloads in telecommunication, retail and smart city settings. The platform runs Windows, Red Hat, CentOS, Ubuntu, and VMware operating systems.