Our SmartNICs and Infrastructure Acceleration highlight reel includes key insights from the industry's thought leaders including Soni Jiandani, Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer of Pensando (acquired by AMD); Arpit Joshipura, GM/SVP Networking, Edge and IoT at Linux Foundation Networking; Chuck Sobey, Conference Chair of the SmartNICs Summit; Charlie Ashton, Senior Director of Business Development at Napatech; Michael Bushong, Group VP of the Cloud-Ready Data Center at Juniper Networks; and Kevin Deierling, SVP of Networking at Nvidia.
2022 SmartNICs and Infrastructure Acceleration Report
“With the recent news that AMD will acquire Pensando Systems, a high-profile infrastructure acceleration startup, for $1.9B, the broader market has awoken to the importance of acceleration hardware and software.”
– 2022 SmartNICs and Infrastructure Acceleration Report
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A New Systems-level Architecture is Redefining the Data Center
Are SmartNICs about offloading applications to specialized DPUs? Or is there a bigger systems-level play? Hear from Soni Jiandani, Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer at Pensando Systems, on why this question was a critical factor in AMD’s $1.9 billion acquisition of Pensando.
Can SONiC become the Linux of Network Operating Systems?
In this video, David Maltz, Technical Fellow and Corporate Vice President at Azure Networking, details the features and benefits of SONiC, an open source network operating system based on Linux that runs on switches from multiple vendors and ASICs.
SmartNIC Offload for 5G User Plane Function
Optimizing the utilization of servers is important to carriers as they look to maximize the ROI for their network infrastructure. In this video, Charlie Ashton, Senior Director of Business Development at Napatech, discusses the business benefits of offloading the 5G user plane function (UPF) to dedicated accelerators like SmartNICs and details Napatech’s UPF offload solution.
Disaggregation across the Network Stack is Here to Stay
In this video, Arpit Joshipura, GM/SVP Networking + Edge/IOT at The Linux Foundation, looks at the role disaggregation plays across the network stack and the importance of a network operating system that is independent of hardware.
Where did the concept of SmartNICs originate?
The concept of SmartNICs can be traced back a long way to networking company called FORE Systems and subsequently to the founding of Netronome, says Niel Viljoen, CEO of Netronome.
Hyperscalers count on SmartNICs to save money
Chuck Sobey, Conference Chair of SmartNICs Summit 2022, explains how hyperscalers depend on the use of SmartNICs to free up more CPU cycles that their customers can use.
Accelerating Data Plane Offload via FPGA
New FPGA-powered solutions are coming to market for offloading data plane traffic from 5G infrastructure, says Oded Bergman, VP Product Strategy & Business Development, Ethernity Networks.