It should come as no big surprise that one of the main focuses of this year’s CeBIT, which opens its gates on June 11, 2018, is artificial intelligence. Till recently, AI was just science fiction but today, self-learning machines are spreading to many areas of our everyday life - a gradual but wide-spread phenomenon that users barely notice. QNAP, a long-standing partner of CeBIT in Hannover, has now proclaimed the start of the AI age in the field of high-quality Network-Attached Storage Systems (NAS). "QNAP is keen to be one of the first players in the field of AI, and we are very excited to debut our NAS-based innovations for machine learning AI," said Meiji Chang, General Manager of QNAP, adding that "while AI incorporates big data, big computing in the cloud, and powerful algorithms, QNAP solutions are capable of integrating those elements together".
Transferring these solutions into hardware, QNAP has launched the cutting-edge TS-1277 - the first business NAS powered by Ryzen. The AMD Ryzen 7 1700 processor supports a high-end graphics card that delivers the necessary computing power for data-intensive machine learning applications. With QuAI, the company is also launching a new AI developer package that enables developers to quickly build, train and optimize AI models running on QNAP NAS products. QuAI supports machines' ability to learn and delivers results for specific model-based services, such as image classification. In this way, QNAP is combining its hardware and software strengths to deliver cost-efficient AI solutions for the high data storage requirements of the future.
QNAP Systems Inc. (81371 München, Germany)