To address the real-time application needs of enterprise and cloud computing end users, IDT has recently announced the setup for Open High-Performance Analytics and Computing (HPAC) Lab.
As claimed by IDT, the Open High-Performance Analytics and Computing (HPAC) Lab is the industry’s first lab that enables the inter-working of diverse computing vendors, deploying IDT’s RapidIO interconnect technologies. The lab support heterogeneous computing with low-latency interconnect to enable the rapid movement and management of large volumes of unstructured data. Additionally, the lab provides a central area for collaboration to build end- applications with heterogeneous computing around interconnect, timing and memory interface products and key collaborator computing technologies.
HPAC is designed to enable end users to use lab platforms, to create prototype solutions around heterogeneous computing elements, which can include, but are not limited to, CPU, GPU, FPGA and DSP technologies. According to the press release, the lab is based in IDT’s facility in Ottawa, Canada, with plans for expansion to IDT San Jose, as well as potential satellite computing clusters at select locations. Target applications for the lab workload include real-time analytics, deep learning, pattern recognition, video analytics and image processing.
“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.