Intel Innovation 2022 is happening this week and that means lots of coverage of the things that Intel is talking about and showing off. Pat Gelsinger has been on the job for a little less than two years and he’s been working tirelessly to keep Intel relevant. From the admission that Moore’s Law isn’t dead just yet but may involve chiplets to the end of Optane and the anticipation for Sapphire Rapids there is a lot of buzz going on. Stephen, there’s a lot to discuss around the announcements but let’s start with a simple appraisal – How does Intel look two years into the Pat Era? This and more on this week’s Rundown.
0:44 | IntelliProp Announces CXL Memory Fabric
CXL is ramping up quickly and it’s going to be memorable. The latest news comes from startup IntelliProp which has announced a new line of chips designed to share internal and external memory through CXL. The Omega Memory Fabric is designed to solve memory bottlenecks that occur when servers have RAM that can’t be utilized by outside systems due to architecture issues. Omega uses FPGAs for now but will soon spin its own ASICs to offer pooled memory across servers for AI, ML, HPC and big data applications. What should this announcement do for CXL adoption?
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5:25 | Feds Want BGP Bolstered
The US federal government is finally ready to secure BGP. As a result of the relative lack of controls in the protocol that keeps most of the Internet running the Departments of Defense and Justice have issued a warning about the insecurities and how current security practices are poorly implemented. The announcements have many providers worried that a federal mandate for security will be coming soon. Tom, security is a good thing, right?
Read More: Feds push for BGP security updates, but ISPs balk at mandates
9:12 | Cloudflare To Take on AWS?
Serverless is the future of computing according to many in the cloud. Companies like Amazon and Microsoft are touting the solution. Cloudflare is looking to make a big splash by offering money to companies that use their version of serverless. In a recent announcement they offered to connect interested companies running on Cloudflare to a group of VCs offering up to $1.25 billion in investment money. The idea is that startups will be able to save costs in the long term by using less hardware as well as receiving some incentives to continue growth according to Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince.
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13:40 | Dell’Oro Sees SASE Growth Soar
A recent report from analyst group Dell’Oro has shown that SASE, SSE, and SD-WAN markets have grown by more than 30% in Q2 of this year. The big players are still dominating the market, with SSE being ruled by Cisco, ZScaler, and Symantec while SD-WAN is still the domain of Fortinet, VMware, and Cisco. Each of those named companies combines to have at least 50% of the market. Per the report there are some 35 companies in the SASE market even though the top 11 have 80% of the market share. Tom, is SASE going to keep growing? Or is something going to give?
Read More: Dell’Oro: SASE Sees Strong Q2 Surge
17:40 | StormForge and Datadog Do Automatic Kubernetes Scaling
if you’re looking to make the most of flexible scaling in Kubernetes then you’re going to be excited about StormForge Optimize Live. Previewed at Cloud Field Day last week, StormForge can auto-tune both horizontal and vertical autoscaling leveraging metrics from systems like Datadog or Promethius. If you’re a Datadog user, you can install Stormforge from their marketplace, collect information about running microservices, feed that data to the ML engine that StormForge uses to find the best settings for your workloads, and then pass that information back to make it all happen. The seamless nature of the solution makes it all but transparent to the end user. Stephen, what do you think about this new capability?
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22:20 | Gelsinger’s New Intel – How’s It Looking?
Intel Innovation 2022 is happening this week and that means lots of coverage of the things that Intel is talking about and showing off. Pat Gelsinger has been on the job for a little less than two years and he’s been working tirelessly to keep Intel relevant. From the admission that Moore’s Law isn’t dead just yet but may involve chiplets to the end of Optane and the anticipation for Sapphire Rapids there is a lot of buzz going on. Stephen, there’s a lot to discuss around the announcements but let’s start with a simple appraisal – How does Intel look two years into the Pat Era?
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33:32 | NVIDIA GTC 2022
There was a lot of news coming out of NVIDIA GTC 2022. Hopper is now getting into the hands of datacenters and growing like crazy. DGX BasePOD is a new offering based on a variation of DGX POD. And there was of course that quote from CEO Jensen Huang that “Moore’s Law is Dead”. Stephen, we were both out but this is big news for our Rundown listeners. What are your key takeaways from GTC?
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43:11 | The Week Ahead
Mobility Field Day 8, October 5-6, 2022
CXL Forum at OCP Summit October 18-20, 2022
Tech Field Day 26, October 19-21, 2022
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