Artificial Intelligence Training Lab – AI Training as a Managed Service

Intela are delighted to be part of an exciting new AI venture in partnership with Pure Storage Inc and PROJECTR.
Intela will utilise the powerful Pure Storage Kubernetes cluster that is being hosted in the PROJECTR space in Wellington to train its own machine learning models, but also offering it as a managed service to NZ companies.

Intela co-founder and CEO, Asa Cox, is thrilled to have facilitated the installation and says that there is building anticipation from his team to gain access. “Having all of this processing power sitting in the next room is a godsend for our business,” says Mr Cox.

PROJECTR and Pure Storage have granted Intela exclusivity to promote a new AI Training service to external clients.

“We are excited to support the local AI community and New Zealand businesses in the investigation of potential AI applications where previously, suitable hardware had been a constraint,” enthused Mr Cox.

Pure Storage performance
Headquartered in Mountain View California, Pure Storage Inc. (NYSE: PSTG) was founded in 2009 and accelerates data driven outcomes, transforming businesses in ways previously unimagined. The company’s disruptive, software-driven storage technology drives business and IT transformation for customers through dramatic increases in performance and efficiency at lower costs.

The Kubernetes cluster is designed specifically to provide rapid data access to speed up training for AI and machine learning, persistent data portability to move prototypes from the training centre into larger scale production environments, and orchestrated provisioning of development environments.

The power of Pure Storage and NVIDIA innovation
PROJECTR and Pure Storage are working with NVIDIA to add additional GPU and deep learning capability to the Kubernetes cluster. NVIDIA have developed their graphical processing units into a computer brain that lies at the intersection of virtual reality, high performance computing and artificial intelligence.

Read the full press release here