In conjunction with our partner Converge! Network Digest, AvidThink is pleased to announce our twelfth site in the Next-Generation Infrastructure series: The 2022 SmartNICs and Infrastructure Acceleration Report and Resource Site.
The 2022 SmartNICs and Infrastructure Acceleration Report and Site provides readers with perspectives and insights from industry leaders and innovators like Juniper Networks, Napatech, The Linux Foundation, Pensando Systems as well as hyperscaler organizations including Microsoft. We’ll be rotating in new content periodically from thought leaders, as well as our sponsors and partners, so keep your eye on the site as we bring you the latest insights into Infrastructure Acceleration.
To meet evolving computing needs, we have relied on silicon for more than half a century since it became the industry’s preferred semiconductor substrate in the late 1950s. Transistor count, clock frequency, die area, feature size, core count, and other vital metrics have dominated our conversations and driven system design architecture. An industry, led by a handful of chip design and manufacturing firms offering a limited set of instruction set architectures (ISAs), has transformed in the last decade from being driven by general-purpose central processing units (GP-CPUs) to multiple silicon domains across graphics processing (GPUs) for gaming and simulation, artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), and network and data processing (NPU, DPU) .
The 2022 SmartNICs and Infrastructure Acceleration Report aims to educate and update executives and technologists at communication service providers (CSPs) and enterprises on recent efforts in this field, particularly around networking acceleration in the form of smart network interface cards (SmartNICs), data processing units (DPUs)/infrastructure processing units (IPU), field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), and related technologies. We believe that understanding the foundational elements, tradeoffs, and landscape for infrastructure acceleration can help our readers make more informed and better business and technical decisions.
Download the report to explore AvidThink’s perspectives and the developments in network acceleration.
Our new report covers the following aspects of infrastructure acceleration:
Next-Generation Use Cases Drive Next-Gen Workloads
- Next-Generation Use Cases Drive Next-Gen Workloads
- Digital Transformation, Data Analytics, and the Experience Economy (X-verse)
- Communications Services (5G Rollout, Fiber Buildout, Network Virtualization)
- Edge Computing
- The Shifting Sands
- The M .A .D . Laws
- Single Core to Multiple Cores to Diverse Cores
- Application Architecture Evolution
- Breaking Down Applications and the Rise of Microservices
- North-South, East-West Patterns
- Infrastructure Acceleration for Data Centers
- Key Infrastructure Acceleration Technologies
- Software Accelerators
- Silicon-based Platforms
- Hyperscalers lead SmartNICs Revolution
- Amazon AWS
- Current Landscape
- Ethernity Networks
- VMware (and Partners) — Project Monterey
- The Future of SmartNICs and Infrastructure Acceleration
- Who’s the Boss?
- Software Innovation Needed
- OCP Open Domain-Specific Architecture (ODSA)
- Other Areas of Evolution
- Summary and Recommendations
We would like to thank all the organizations for agreeing to speak with us about their technologies, and express gratitude to our sponsors.
If you would like to learn more about how to participate in our upcoming resource sites contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, we invite you to download our latest report on SmartNICs and Infrastructure Acceleration from the site.