Red Hat, Inc. has awarded Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) as Artificial Intelligence (AI) Solution Partner of The Year for its AI solutions developed to better the public sector. As part of the annual Red Hat North America Partner Awards, Red Hat awards its partners for committing to open innovation and collaboration every year.

The HPE has won the title for co-developing a highly differentiated “AI at the Edge” solution. It works on the HPE Edgeline Converged Edge EL8000 system, a turnkey, ruggedized, open edge computing solution that opens value from AI and analytics, processed at the edge in no time. The size, weight, and power (SWaP) optimized approach uses GPU acceleration in a multi-node deployable cluster to carry Kubernetes and containers to the edge, where the vast majority of data is processed.

To ensure support for the creation, training, and inference workloads, the framework integrates with Open Data Hub, a Red Hat-sponsored open source project that provides AI resources data scientists need for model development.

“The HPE Edgeline Converged Edge systems enable various AI experiences at the edge for a number of industries, including the public sector, to efficiently process data and unlock insights in real-time,” said Jeff Winterich, Distinguished Technologist for Federal Accounts at HPE. “By combining our high-performing systems that are purposely engineered to harness volumes of data at the edge with Red Hat technology, we are bringing together solutions to make AI and data science at the edge a reality. We are honored to be recognized by Red Hat as an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Solution Partner of the Year for the public sector and look forward to our continued collaboration with Red Hat.”

The 2020 North America Partner Awards from Red Hat are offered to successfully deliver innovative open source solutions to commercial and public sector partners. Awards were given to honorees based on their outstanding performance in 2020 across several categories that would span Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud portfolio and their continued contribution to delivering customer success.

“HPE is a valued partner to Red Hat, and we are pleased to honor them with this well-deserved award,” said Michael Byrd, Vice President, Public Sector Channel Sales, Red Hat. “We look forward to our continued relationship with HPE and helping them provide the best in Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions to their customers.”