CDI/Composable Disaggregated Infrastructure on the Edge
But organizations with strict workload performance requirements often find themselves relying on costly public cloud environments, rather than AI and HPC on the edge. Historically, restrictively small footprints, environmental concerns (vibration, heat, dust, moisture, etc.), power envelope limitations, and other issues have limited AI and HPC on the edge.
However, the very remoteness of some of these edge locations – on oil rigs, naval ships, research centers, military bases, and more – means there is often limited or nonexistent network access, making cloud computing problematic.
Silicon Mechanics addresses both sets of problems with the Titania CDI Edge Cluster. It’s purpose-built to support cloud and accelerated workloads at the edge without the need for virtualization. That means you can now have bare metal performance of HPC, AI, and even ML at the edge.
But it's also incredibly flexible. Composable disaggregated infrastructure (CDI) allows you to reconfigure systems as needs dictate. Because resources (such as GPU, FPGAs, NVMe storage, etc.) are connected via PCIe-connected resources, you can scale each element independently.
And, because this is the edge, the Titania CDI Edge Cluster is ready to deploy into diverse operating environments, with ruggedized and MIL-SPEC rack design options.Get More Information
By disassociating components from their physical location in a server within a cluster, unique hardware platforms can be spun up through software alone. This means users can optimally leverage available resources instead of relying on whatever node architecture is available.
The Titania CDI Edge Cluster lets IT managers and system administrators change the way they think of resource procurement. By disaggregating hardware, Titania CDI Edge Clusters can grow in whatever way your team needs, without unnecessary extra costs.
Since CDI technology does not virtualize systems, there is no performance loss on the Titania CDI Edge Cluster when compared to a similarly equipped traditional HPC or AI cluster. Meanwhile, the software-managed, dynamically composable nodes maintain the ‘on-demand’ nature of the cloud many users have grown accustomed to.Get More Information
Our engineers are not only experts in traditional HPC and AI technologies, we also routinely build complex rack-scale solutions with today's newest innovations so that we can design and build the best solution for your unique needs.
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