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The New AI Footprint: Colocation in the Age of Massive Parallel Processing

September 13, 2023 – now watch on demand.

AI feels like magic, but behind the scenes, it relies on massive parallel processing - infrastructure that needs a home. The same is true for the data that feeds AI models. This reality comes down hard when an enterprise decides that certain work is not suited for the cloud. How do AI and high-performance computing play out in a colocated environment? Our discussion puts a fresh perspective on infrastructure in the age of AI, addressing the new pressures placed on computing, storage and networking as well as the significant sustainability challenge that comes with it.

The webinar features speakers from Lenovo, Nvidia and Digital Realty, moderated by 451 Research, S & P Global.


Moderator – Craig Matsumoto, Senior Research Analyst, Distributed Edge Infrastructure, 451 Research
Speaker – Patrick Lastennet, Director, Business Development – Enterprise, Digital Realty
Speaker – Andreas Thomasch, Director HPC & AI, DACH, France, UK, Lenovo
Speaker - Tony Paikeday, Senior Director of AI systems, Nvidia

Craig Matsumoto
Craig Matsumoto
Distributed Edge Infrastructure

Distributed Edge Infrastructure
Craig Matsumoto covers distributed edge infrastructure as a Senior Research Analyst at 451 Research, a part of S&P Global Market Intelligence. As part of 451's Datacenter Services & Infrastructure channel, he follows the evolution of infrastructure into cloud-native services controllable by software, with focus areas including CDNs, datacenter interconnection services and edge computing services. He also covers the aspects of hyperscale public clouds that overlap these sectors. Based in Silicon Valley, Craig followed similar trends while covering the rise of networking, doing so as an editor for SDxCentral and Light Reading. Other previous areas of coverage have included optical networking and communications semiconductors. He holds a bachelor of science degree in engineering mathematics from UC Berkeley

Patrick Lastennet
Patrick Lastennet
, Director, Platform & Enterprise, Digital Realty

Digital Realty
Patrick leads the activation of Digital Realty’s PlatformDIGITAL for Enterprises across EMEA and also oversees the global roll-out of new native and partner Hybrid Intelligent Solutions.

Patrick has been with Interxion and Digital Realty for 11 years occupying various Enterprise Business Development and Strategy roles. He is an often-used spokesperson within the areas of AI, HPC and financial services.

Prior to joining Interxion and Digital Realty, Patrick spent ten years in a range of senior positions with NYSE Euronext. He started his career at Reuters and graduated from the Hautes Etudes d’Ingénieur (HEI) in Lille and the University of Leicester.

Tony Paikeday
Tony Paikeday
, Senior Director of AI systems at Nvidia

Tony Paikeday is Senior Director of AI systems at NVIDIA, responsible for the go-to-market for NVIDIA’s DGX portfolio of AI supercomputers and NVIDIA’s accelerated AI platform for enterprise.

In his role, Tony helps enterprise organizations infuse their business with the power of AI with infrastructure solutions that enable insights from data.

Prior to NVIDIA, Tony was with VMware and Cisco, building data center solutions and end user computing applications for enterprise, after having started his career as a Manufacturing Engineer for Ford Motor Company. Tony holds an engineering degree from the University of Toronto.

Andreas Thomasch
Andreas Thomasch
, Director HPC & AI DACH, France, UKI

Enjoying a career in technical & sales and in different management roles in High Performance Computing, x86 and – for something different - also the Mainframe.

Andreas Thomasch joined Lenovo in 2019 and leads the HPC & AI business in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, France, the UK, and Ireland.

Andreas has led large, complex and fast-paced businesses across different solution areas. His team and he hold key relationships with some of the largest and most innovative HPC clients in Europe, clients that have embraced the partnership with Lenovo to transform their business and lead the industry to more sustainability without compromising on performance nor reliability. One of the key technologies enabling this journey is the Lenovo Neptune warm-water cooling, now deployed globally at scale for more than 10 years.