As the world starts a new trip around the sun, Lenovo is kicking off a year of great innovations and technological leaps with Winterstock '22. Across four days, you're invited to tune into free webinars where we'll focus on the "what" factor, digging into what the technology of HPC, AI, and Exascale can do.

We'll discuss trending topics and latest solutions across:

  • AI
  • Carbon Neutral / Green Computing
  • As-a-Service
  • Infrastructure / HPC

Lenovo, working together with forward-thinking organizations and dedicated partners including NVIDIA® and Intel®, is committed to developing new solutions that accelerate progress for organizations of all sizes. We call it "From Exascale to Everyscale". You can see it in action with these free, public webinars led by our partners - Cloud&Heat, Intel®, and NVIDIA® - and Lenovo subject matter experts where we'll showcase use cases for joint offerings and solutions. You'll learn how innovative new technologies can reduce costs and time-to-market, while lowering stress and helping the bottom-line soar. Our solutions-focused presentations explore the possibilities for applying new technologies in everything from retail and green HPC to everything-as-a-service and unlimited storage.

In addition to eye-opening presentations on recent advances and exciting new developments, attendees will enjoy unrivaled access to our leaders and subject matter experts. Have a confidential discussion under NDA where we can deep dive into the details of a specific technology and discuss how it might be applied to address your actual challenges. We’ll cater your confidential briefing to cover the topics and hardware in which you are most interested, including developments from our technology partners like NVIDIA® and Intel®.

Join us for Winterstock 2022 as we focus on the outcomes that will drive success for your organization and build a better world through Smarter Technology for All.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 24

Artificial Intelligence Day


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AI is in love with the edge!

Speaker:
Charles Ferland, VP & GM Edge Computing and Telco, Lenovo

Most of the AI uses cases are taking full advantage of edge computing to process data locally and deliver the needed insight faster. Lenovo’s ThinkEdge portfolio is designed to solve edge challenges so our partners can deliver rich solutions closer to where the users need it. During this session, we will share some of Lenovo’s experiences delivering edge AI projects all over the world.

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Enterprise AI – AI enables today the mobility of tomorrow.

Speakers:
Dr. Valerio Rizzo, EMEA Head of Artificial Intelligence at Lenovo
Fabio Masci, CEO at The Edge Company

The booming drone industry is creating new markets and huge business opportunities such as Urban Air Mobility and unmanned aerial service delivery, but it also poses a significant and complex challenge in terms of safety and security. Unscheduled flights require a completely new approach regarding air traffic management that is turning toward automated management and execution. AI is one of the technologies that will provide the required answers to guarantee industry success. This session will show you how Lenovo and The Edge Company´s AI-ready solution can tackle today’s challenges of tomorrow´s mobility.

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Red AI-lert: How AI can support hospital transition

Speakers:
Hugh Howard, NA Healthcare Business Development Manager, Lenovo
Nicholas Borsotto, WW Manager for AI Partnerships and Solutions, Lenovo

There are few industries where the potential of AI is more hyped than in healthcare. With possibly millions of lives at stake, it often feels like the status quo is underwhelming, maybe even disappointing. However, there are many interesting initiatives for implementing more AI inside healthcare systems, which gives hope that the best is soon to come. In this talk, Nicholas Borsotto and Hugh Howard invite you to explore together the opportunities of AI in healthcare and developments and how Lenovo can assist hospitals and ISV with computer vision, deep learning and so much more.

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Responsible AI – Making Artificial Intelligence Safe, Ethical, Legal, and Fair

Speaker:
Dr. David Ellison, Senior Artificial Intelligence Data Scientist

Your Artificial Intelligence applications might be generating short-term profits, but are they also safe, ethical, legal, and fair? Doing Responsible AI will help ensure long-term profits by avoiding reputational risk and helping to win contracts – especially government contracts. Find out best practices and the principles we follow here at Lenovo to ensure Responsible AI. Then learn about the available tools you can use to ensure these principles are followed.

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Reimagining Retail with AI

Speakers:
Andrea Huels, Head of AI, N.A., Lenovo
Anand Muralidaran, Global Strategy and BD – Retail, CPG and QSR, NVIDIA

Retailers are increasingly leveraging self-checkout (SCO) systems to reduce customer friction, improve margins, and better compete with online shopping convenience. Meanwhile, self-report, video, and other evidence indicates current SCO deployment models create significant intentional and accidental losses and resulting inventory distortions. Join this session to hear about a self-serve checkout system deployed in a major U.S. retailer that significantly reduces losses by turning AI insights into real-time protective and service action.


TUESDAY, JANUARY 25

Carbon Negative Green Day


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Lenovo Environmental Service Solutions (LESS) - LESS is More

Speaker:
Stefan Larsen, Global Head of Environmental Services, Lenovo

Lenovo is charting a path toward net-zero (and even net negative) computing both for itself and for its customers. Learn about Lenovo innovation in the areas of carbon reduction, carbon offsets and sustainable computing, and what we are doing from design to manufacture, to disposal to help fight climate change.

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Liquid Cooling: A Customer Perspective

Speaker:
David Ackerman, Associate VP for Research Technology and Chief Digital Officer, New York University (NYU)

New York University installed their Greene Supercomputer during the height of the COVID lockdowns in the US. Hear how the teams at NYU and Lenovo worked together to get system installed under such challenging circumstances, and how NYU is using the Greene system today to drive research across multiple disciplines, including the fight against COVID.

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CO2 neutrality and sustainability in critical infrastructures

Speaker:
Dr. Jens Struckmeier, CTO & Founder, Cloud & Heat

In this presentation a brief overview of a HW+SW stack optimized for the requirements of critical and sustainable infrastructure will be provided. Apart from focusing on security aspects, a specific focus will be directed to CO2 neutrality utilizing ultra-efficient liquid cooling and heat recovery. The talk will sketch the design fundamentals to maximize the sustainability of critical infrastructures leveraging an out-of-the-box solution.

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The Path to Zero Emissions SuperComputing

Speaker:
Scott Tease, Vice President, GM HPC and AI Infrastructure Solutions Group, Lenovo

Lenovo is an established leader in HPC, and in energy-efficient supercomputing across the globe, powering research from genomics to weather, from seismic to space, Lenovo is helping solve humanity’s greatest challenges. And there is no greater challenge to humanity than the climate crisis. Learn how you can set your data center on a path toward zero emissions with technologies that are available today.

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Thermal Challenges in HPC and the Liquid Cooling Solution

Speaker:
Vinod Kamath, Principal Engineer & Architect Thermals, Lenovo

300 Watt CPUs? 700 Watt GPUs? 1U heat sinks? Will your data center be prepared for the next generation of computing and acceleration? Join us for a discussion of how power consumption by almost every component of a system will increase, dramatically, over the next few years, and how that increase is impacting the design of systems. Learn how air, liquid-to-air, and liquid cooling will play a part in mitigating those changes.


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26

as-a-Service (aaS) Day


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Say Hello to the Seamless Data Center Experience with Lenovo TruScale

Speaker:
Gerald Longoria, Director, Lenovo TruScale Infrastructure Services

As market needs and client expectations continue to shift in the commercial and enterprise space, visionary data center and IT strategies can make the difference between business success and failure. Maintaining skills, keeping up with operational demands, and delivering at the speed businesses need requires IT owners to embrace greater flexibility, adaptability, and focus more on outcome-based solutions. Lenovo TruScale Infrastructure Services allows you to plan, procure and manage your entire IT environment from a single source, giving you absolute control and security and control with a constant ROI through a pay-as-you-go offering model.

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High-Performance Computing is Solving the World's Problems, and It's Easier Than Ever to Leverage it for Yours

Speaker:
Wil Wellington, Global Director, Lenovo HPC Professional Services

HPC as a Service is the fastest growing part and future of High-Performance Computing, and on-demand resource consumption. Everywhere we turn, we hear about the steady shift to the cloud, bringing complexity, security, performance, cost, support, and management concerns. In this webinar, we’ll discuss what Lenovo is doing to address HPC as a service, including how Lenovo can help you today to continue reaching insights faster.

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Lenovo TruScale and Intel: Delivering On-Demand Capabilities for Anytime Processing Power

Speaker:
Chad Constant, GM, Silicon aaS Data Platforms Group, Intel Corporation

New Lenovo TruScale with on-demand capabilities from Intel supersizes your computer capacity as your business needs change or grow.

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The Coming (R)evolution of Data Storage and its Impact on How You Do Business

Speakers:
Brian Finley, Conusltant, Lenovo Professional Services
Alex Kranz, Senior Product Manager, Lenovo Storage Group

The data storage market it changing rapidly: Within this decade, industry experts are predicting at least 50% of enterprises will leverage their storage as a consumption models, compared to less than 10% who do so today. This represents hundreds of billions of IT budget dollars over that time period that will transact in an as-a-Service model. In this forward-looking webinar from leading Lenovo experts, you'll learn why that trend is occurring, its impact on how your company manages storage--and manages data--and why you can be sure it's the right option for your unique business needs.

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The Modern Data Center: How it's Changing, Why it Matters, and What You Can Do to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker:
Dale Aultman, Vice President & General Manager, Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group

Let's face it, the old ways of forecasting, purchasing and managing your company's IT are gone. It's no longer smart or strategic to be tied down to technology, whether it's in the pocket, the data center, or anywhere in between. Changing customer needs and markets that shift on a dime demand a new way of viewing how your IT impacts your business, now and in the future. In this webinar from Lenovo Vice President Dale Aultman, you'll learn what trends are shifting, and how you can leverage them to ensure you don't get left behind.


THURSDAY, JANUARY 27

Infrastructure Day


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In-Network Computing with the NVIDIA Quantum-2 InfiniBand Platform: Accelerating HPC and Cloud Applications

Speaker:
Gilad Shainer, SVP Networking Marketing, NVIDIA

NVIDIA Quantum-2 empowers the world’s leading supercomputing and cloud data centers with software-defined networking, In-Network Computing, performance isolation, advanced acceleration engines, RDMA, and the fastest speeds and feeds up to 400Gb/s. NVIDIA Quantum-2 provides computing services via In-Network Computing acceleration engines, such as data aggregation and reduction, Message Passing Interface (MPI) Tag Matching, MPI All-to-All, and more. Offloading these data algorithms to the network decreases the amount of data traversing the network, dramatically reduces the time of communication framework operations, enables compute and communication overlap and increases data center efficiency. The session will present and review scientific applications performance advantage with NVIDIA Quantum-2’s In-Network Computing acceleration engines.

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Altair Simulation Products on Lenovo Servers – Exascale to Everyscale CAE Solutions

Speaker:
Jérémie Bourdoncle, Sr Director Strategic Partnership, Altair

Altair, leading provider of enterprise-class engineering software and HPC middleware, comes together with Lenovo to deliver unparalleled HPC performance. The combination of cutting-edge servers, multi-dimensional HPC scheduling and scalable solvers, helps manufacturing/CAE customers to reduce turnaround times for complex simulation models. In this session we will describe key metrics and performances of Altair simulations on Lenovo HPC clusters.

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Accelerated Computing: How to Get the Most Out of Your GPUs

Speaker:
Dr. Miro Hodak, Senior Global AI Architect, Lenovo

GPU computing has been growing rapidly with GPUs pushing deep into HPC and AI spaces and even into analytics and databases. With GPUs here to stay as an integral part of data centers, it is important to understand their value and performance characteristics. This talk will go over current GPU options for accelerated computing in the data center, review their specs and performance, and provide tips for optimal use to achieve maximum performance. It’ll also cover guidance for optimizing power efficiency for GPU-based workloads.

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Royally Fast! - SURFsara powers research across Europe at 14 billion calculations per second

Speaker:
Rick Koopman, Sr. Solutions Sales Manager, Lenovo

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands recently dedicated the new SURFsara supercomputer Snellius in Amsterdam. Find out how this 14 PFLOP system uses Lenovo Neptune liquid cooling to drive the research of scientists across the Benelux region into areas as diverse as climate science to deep learning.

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