Edge

The Edge Is Just A Massive, Geographically Distributed Cluster

Sponsored If you have a hundred or a thousand machines that you want to work in concert to run a simulation or a model or a machine learning training workload that cannot physically be done by any one single machine, you build a distributed systems cluster and there are all kinds of known tools to manage the underlying server nodes, to create the overarching computing environment, and to then carve it up into pieces to push work through it.

Connect

Intel’s Best DPU Will Be Commercially Available — Someday

UPDATE: One of the reasons why Intel spent $16.7 billion to acquire FPGA maker Altera six years ago was because it was convinced that its onload model — where big parts of the storage and networking stack were running on CPUs — was going to go out of favor and that companies would want to offload this work to network interface cards with lots of their own much cheaper and much more energy efficient processing.

Compute

The Chip Has Hit The Fan

If you are a designer of chips  based on the most advanced processes available from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, and your roadmap is based on the company’s continuing progress and prowess in pushing Moore’s Law to the limit, then not only is the future in your roadmaps being pushed out, but you are going to have to pay more for whatever chips you are making now and, we suspect, the chips you are depending on for your business in the future.