Accelerating AI and Cloud Workloads in the Data Center
AvidThink is excited to announce the launch of our 2023 AI and Cloud Data Center Networking site, created with our partners Converge! Network Digest. This new site provides insights into the evolving infrastructure required to support next-generation workloads.
The Rise of Generative AI Drives Data Center Evolution
The exponential growth of generative AI, driven by chatbots like ChatGPT, is transforming data centers. These AI models have voracious compute demands, requiring specialized infrastructure. Our new resource site explores the unique networking needs of AI workloads. Training complex models requires tightly-coupled GPU clusters with large east-west bandwidth and minimal latency. Hyperscalers like AWS, Azure, and Google Compute Cloud, as well as other specialized cloud providers are innovating with bleeding-edge interconnects to achieve the necessary scale and performance. The uniqueness of AI workloads is creating a bifurcation of data centers, with parts dedicated to AI and others for traditional cloud workloads.
Cloud Adoption Remains Strong
Even with the AI explosion, cloud adoption continues apace across enterprises and CSP networks. Multi-cloud architectures are increasing thei traction, driving the need for secure, high-performance data transfer across environments.
Our new site and accompanying report cover the evolution of SmartNICs, DPUs, IPUs and other acceleration technologies that aim to offload networking, security, and management tasks. These specialized processing units help ensure quality of service for interactive, real-time workloads.
Download the AvidThink Report
Our accompanying report provides our updated analysis of the data center networking landscape. It examines the workloads, application architectures, acceleration hardware, and network topologies that underpin next-generation infrastructure.
Key topics include:
- What’s Changed in Data Center Networking
- The Workloads Driving Data Center Architectures
- Application Architecture Evolution
- The Shifting Network Architectures of Data Centers
- Bifurcation of the Data Center
- The AI Section of the Data Center
- The Cloud Section of the Data Center
- Evolution of Hardware Network Acceleration
- Network Acceleration Updates – Hyperscaler and Vendors
- Recommendations for Enterprises and CSPs
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