Why Mellanox is Participating in the OpenPOWER Developer Congress
Mellanox is not only a founding member of the OpenPOWER Foundation, but also a founding member of its Machine Learning Work Group. AI/cognitive computing will improve our quality of life, drive emerging markets, and surely play a leading role in global economics. But to achieve real scalable performance with AI, the ability to leverage cutting-edge interconnect capabilities is paramount. Typical vanilla networking just doesn’t scale, so it’s important that developers are aware of the additional performance that can be achieved by understanding the critical role of the network.
Because Deep Learning applications are well-suited to exploit the POWER architecture, it is also extremely important to have an advanced network that unlocks the scalable performance of deep learning systems, and that is where the Mellanox interconnect comes in. The benefits of RDMA, ultra-low latency, and In-Network Computing deliver an optimal environment for data-ingest at the critical performance levels required by POWER-based systems.
Mellanox is committed to working with the industry’s thought leaders to drive technologies in the most open way. Its core audience has always been end users — understanding their challenges and working with them to deliver real solutions. Today, more than ever, the developers, data-centric architects, and data scientists are the new generation of end users that drive the data center. They are defining the requirements of the data center, establishing its performance metrics, and delivering the fastest time to solution by exploiting the capabilities of the OpenPOWER architecture. Mellanox believes that participating in the OpenPOWER Developer Congress gives us an opportunity to educate developers on its state-of-art-networking and also demonstrates its commitment to innovation with open development and open standards.
What is Mellanox Bringing to the Developer Congress?
Mellanox will provide on-site expertise to discuss the capabilities of Mellanox Interconnect Solutions. Dror Goldenberg, VP of Software Architecture at Mellanox, will be present to further dive into areas of machine learning acceleration and the frameworks that already take advantage of Mellanox capabilities, such as Caffe, Chainer, TensorFlow, and others.
Mellanox is the interconnect leader in AI/cognitive computing data centers, and already accelerates machine learning frameworks to achieve from 2x to 18x speedup for image recognition, NLP, voice recognition, and more. The company’s goal is to assist developers with their applications to achieve maximum scalability on POWER-based systems.
For more information check out: https://openpowerfoundation.org/openpower-developer-congress/