DSSD D5 Rack-Scale Flash Storage Provides High Performance Storage To New Toshiba Deep Learning Test Bed For Facilities Management
With increasing computing power and the Internet of Things supplying ever increasing sources, types and amounts of data, the potential for new, innovative applications and products are limitless. One way to organizations are taking advantage of this is through machine learning or deep learning, where computers learn from the data with the use of analytical models. More and more complex algorithms are being applied to massive quantities of data to develop machine learning, AI driven applications such as self-driving cars or smart buildings.
Toshiba Corporation is at the head of the deep learning movement. The Toshiba Smart Community Center in Kawasaki, Japan, which opened up in 2013, makes use of a wide variety of IoT sensor devices and is a key element in their vision to bring new innovations to market for smarter facility management. To make this vision possible, Toshiba and Dell Technologies have joined forces to develop a deep learning test bed to improve the management of IoT edge devices that provide data to enterprise networks. The jointly developed solution has become the first deep learning platform to be approved by the Industrial Internet Consortium (ICC).
The test bed will be used in Toshiba’s Smart Community Center in Kawasaki, Japan and will utilize big data from a variety of sensors, including building management, air conditioning and building security, to provide more efficient machine control, reduce maintenance costs and improve the management for building facilities.
DSSD D5 Provides The Storage Performance For Machine Learning and AI
Toshiba will be providing the deep learning technology for analyzing and evaluating big data for the Deep Learning test bed. Dell EMC DSSD D5 will provide the high-speed storage – the low latency, along with the IOPS, bandwidth and the capacity required for rapid ingest and complex analytics on large data sets in near real-time.
In developing the solution, Toshiba utilized Hadoop to achieve record-breaking performance. Toshiba’s choice of DSSD D5 as the storage layer in this Deep Learning solution validates DSSD D5’s standing as the high performance storage of choice for next generation applications that are striving to take advantage of growing data and computational power.
Limitless Possibilities For Smart Facilities Management
With the integration of Toshiba Deep Learning and high performance storage from Dell EMC DSSD D5, Toshiba and Dell Technologies are accelerating the application of artificial intelligence to benefit multiple industries. And, with the approval of ICC, the jointly developed solution is a major step in the advancement of IoT for industrial usage. The verification of the test bed at the Smart Community Center is expected to be concluded by September 2017. Once the verification is complete, Toshiba intends to roll out the solution to hospitals, hotels, shopping malls, factories and airports.
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