Multiverse: Dynamic VM Provisioning for Virtualized High Performance Computing Clusters

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Traditionally, HPC workloads have been deployed in bare-metal clusters, but the advances in virtualization have led the pathway for these workloads to be deployed in virtualized clusters. However, HPC cluster administrators/providers still face challenges in terms of resource elasticity and virtual machine provisioning at large-scale, due to the lack of coordination between a traditional HPC Read more...

Accelerating Virtualized & Distributed Cassandra databases with FPGAs

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Introduction Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) as accelerators for data center workloads are beginning to cross the chasm of broader adoption. FPGAs have been around for more than twenty-five years and have successfully accelerated IO-centric applications such as network routers and storage controllers. FPGAs are reconfigurable hardware that offer software-like flexibility while delivering hardware-like performance Read more...

Highlights of New Features and Improvements in vSphere 7/vSAN 7/NSX-T 3 for High Performance Computing and Machine Learning

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vSphere 7.0 is the biggest release of vSphere in over a decade, with a completely new design to power modernization of both infrastructure and applications. The headline news is that vSphere now support Kubernetes natively, so that you can run VMs and containers on the same platform. In addition, the new release of vSphere 7.0 Read more...