IDT Launches Open High-Performance Analytics and Computing Lab to Integrate RapidIO Interconnect with Heterogeneous Platforms
The Lab Will Help Companies Develop Solutions for Real-Time Analytics at Hyperscale Data Centers through Low-Latency RapidIO Interconnect and Advanced Timing Technology
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 15, 2015—Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®) (NASDAQ: IDTI) today announced that it has launched an Open High-Performance Analytics and Computing (HPAC) Lab to address the real-time application needs of enterprise and cloud computing end users. The lab supports heterogeneous processing technologies from industry-leading CPU and accelerator vendors who are connecting their hardware with IDT’s portfolio of RapidIO® and PCIe® interconnect semiconductors, advanced timing and memory interface products.
Based at IDT’s facility in Ottawa, Canada, the Open HPAC Lab runs on a contribution model. It has been seeded by IDT and partner companies to enable end users to develop application software for analytics and high-performance computing (HPC) requiring a variety of processor types with low latency, high throughput and energy efficiency. Target applications for the lab workload include real-time analytics, deep learning, pattern recognition, video analytics and image processing.
The technology at the center of the lab was used for analyzing the content of Twitter traffic during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Finals, and was recently adopted by CERN for its Large Hadron Collider and data center analytics. The lab is based on industry-standard IT form factor solutions that align with the Open Compute Project (OCP) High-Performance Computing initiative, which IDT co-chairs.
“As analytics of large amounts of unstructured data become more important in the hyperscale cloud data center, the need for using accelerators such as GPUs and FPGAs in conjunction with processors is paramount, and low-latency interconnect is key to keeping up with the workload in distributed multi-processor systems,” said Sailesh Chittipeddi, IDT’s chief technology officer and vice president of Global Operations. “We kicked off the Open HPAC Lab to provide an area of collaboration for those requiring the low latency and energy efficiency that RapidIO interconnect delivers.”
“Highly programmable, ultra-high performance GPU technology will transform hyperscale cloud data centers in such novel areas as real-time analytics applied at the mobile edge,” said Duncan Poole, director of Platform Alliances at NVIDIA. “We look forward to working with IDT and the Open HPAC Lab to enable customers to develop advanced, next-generation applications on top of the RapidIO heterogeneous computing platform.”
“Low-latency energy-efficient computing is an important attribute in scaling both enterprise and cloud data centers,” said Lakshmi Mandyam, director, server systems and ecosystems, ARM. “With many ARM ecosystem partners already collaborating with IDT in its Open HPAC Lab, and with our position as a leading member of RapidIO.org, we see the work in this lab as a key building block for our partners to test ARM-based heterogeneous computing on real platforms to accelerate their application development.”
“The Open HPAC Lab is a practical venue that supports the OCP HPC initiative, where the unique needs of those end users with the highest compute-centric workloads in the industry can be addressed,” said Corey Bell, CEO of the Open Compute Project. “As the work in the OCP HPC group matures, it will be interesting to see more contributions of hardware platforms into the Open HPAC Lab, providing our end users a place to develop end applications prior to building their own systems. This lab can be a key enabler to the adoption of OCP computing solutions.”
Interested parties may apply to IDT to run analytics projects in the Open HPAC Lab. Projects with commercial or public applicability will be selected on a case-by-case basis. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The heterogeneous computing available at the Open HPAC Lab will be demonstrated at the International Supercomputing Conference, Frankfurt, Germany, through July 16 at RapidIO.org booth 622.
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