NVIDIA AI Enterprise and VMWare



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This episode of Kernel of Truth we talk about NVIDIA AI Enterprise and how it integrates with the VMWare product suite! It’s a special day as we have two guests on for this episode. Justin Murray from VWMare and Jeff Weiss from NVIDIA. Justin and Jeff have worked closely together to bring a pre-packaged AI solution to the field, all natively integrated into VWmare. Listen to their expertise on how AI solutions can be integrated into your VMWare deployment.

Guest Bios

Justin Murray: Justin works in technical marketing at VMware’s Cloud Infrastructure Business Group. In his work, he focuses on deploying machine learning applications on VMware vSphere. He works on the technical infrastructure considerations for designing and optimizing their machine learning setup in VMs for customers. This involves working with the major partners of VMware in this area, such as NVIDIA – and building technical proofs-of-concept with them on emerging technologies. Justin also writes blogs and technical articles on these subjects that can be found at http://core.vmware.com/vsphere and at http://blogs.vmware.com/apps/ml

Jeff Weiss: Jeff Weiss is a Sr. Director working on the Solution Architecture & Engineering team at NVIDIA. Prior to joining NVIDIA, Jeff has a pedigree that includes a 7 year stint at VMware as a EUC Staff Engineer, as well as time at Symantec and Sun Microsystems. Along with his current focus on MLOps AI GPU and vGPU enabled computing, his experience includes data center business continuity/disaster recovery solutions, software infrastructure identity management and email security/archiving tools. During his tenure, he has architected and sold complex business solutions into a wide array of both public and private accounts, from commercial to government, healthcare to education.

Roopa Prabhu: Roopa is an engineering leader and architect at NVIDIA. She and her team work on all things Linux kernel networking and Linux system infrastructure. Her primary focus areas in the Linux kernel are Linux bridge, Netlink, Routing, VxLAN, Lightweight tunnels and E-VPN data plane. She is involved in several Open networking communities – Linux kernel networking, Open Compute Foundation, netdevconf and the DENT project. Her past experience includes Linux clusters, High Performance Computing, Ethernet NIC drivers and Linux KVM virtualization platforms. She has a BS and MS in Computer Science. You can find her on Twitter at @__roopa.

Rama Darbha: Rama is the Director of Solutions Architecture at NVIDIA. He and his team help drive adoption of modern networking solutions. Starting with architectures and protocols, then moving to application integrations and finishing with ecosystem integrations, Rama and his team of networking solutions architects try to help customers solve the most complex of infrastructure problems. You can find him on Twitter at @Radar_Bot.

Show links

Technical guide on deploying AI on VMWare: https://core.vmware.com/blog/technical-guides-vmware-and-partners-infrastructure-aimachine-learning

Accelerating Workloads on vSphere 7 with Tanzu – A Technical Preview of Kubernetes Clusters with GPUs: https://core.vmware.com/blog/accelerating-workloads-vsphere-7-tanzu-technical-preview-kubernetes-clusters-gpus

Multi-machine learning on VMWare with GPUs: https://core.vmware.com/blog/multiple-machine-learning-workloads-using-nvidia-gpus-new-features-vsphere-7-update-2


Live media production over IP networks



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This is a packed episode of Kernel of Truth! In this episode we speak with Thomas Kernen, a Fellow at the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers and a Senior Staff Architect at NVIDIA focusing on Media and Entertainment. In today’s episode we speak to Thomas about all things media and entertainment. We start with talking about the different protocols we see in the media and entertainment space. Then we expand into the special design requirements, addressing topics such as timing protocols, sampling and bit rates. And finally we finish with the common hardware architectures, including redundant hardware pathways. This episode is longer than our usual episodes as Thomas is so knowledgeable and passionate about the industry!

Guest Bios

Show links

SMPTE: https://www.smpte.org/

NVIDIA media and entertainment: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/industries/media-and-entertainment/

Networked Media Open Specifications: https://specs.amwa.tv/nmos/

Thomas Kernen named SMPTE fellow: https://developer.nvidia.com/blog/nvidias-thomas-kernen-named-2020-smpte-fellow-for-acts-of-good-timing/

NVIDIA Rivermax Optimized Networking SDK for Data Streaming: https://developer.nvidia.com/networking/rivermax

SMPTE PTP monitoring project: https://github.com/SMPTE/rp2059-15

 


datacenterHawk and the business of building data centers



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We have a special episode of Kernel of Truth! In this episode we speak with David Liggitt, the founder and CEO of datacenterHawk. datacenterHawk is a leading provider of information on the top Internet exchanges, cloud computing providers, carrier hotels, and colocation facilities. Today’s episode we speak to David about the business of building data centers, the trends we’re seeing the geographic placement of data centers, and we extend the conversation to talk about the economics influencing the data center diaspora.

Guest Bios

David Liggitt: David is the Founder and CEO of datacenterHawk. He has been active in the data center industry since 2007. Before becoming an entrepreneur, David managed data center transactions for Fortune 500 companies with a global commercial real estate company. He is passionate about helping industry professionals make well-informed decisions. David earned his Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and currently lives in Dallas with his wife and two boys.

Roopa Prabhu: Roopa is an engineering leader and architect at NVIDIA. She and her team work on all things Linux kernel networking and Linux system infrastructure. Her primary focus areas in the Linux kernel are Linux bridge, Netlink, Routing, VxLAN, Lightweight tunnels and E-VPN data plane. She is involved in several Open networking communities – Linux kernel networking, Open Compute Foundation, netdevconf and the DENT project. Her past experience includes Linux clusters, High Performance Computing, Ethernet NIC drivers and Linux KVM virtualization platforms. She has a BS and MS in Computer Science. You can find her on Twitter at @__roopa.

Rama Darbha: Rama is the Director of Solutions Architecture at NVIDIA. He and his team help drive adoption of modern networking solutions. Starting with architectures and protocols, then moving to application integrations and finishing with ecosystem integrations, Rama and his team of networking solutions architects try to help customers solve the most complex of infrastructure problems. You can find him on Twitter at @Radar_Bot.

Show links

datacenterHawk homepage: https://www.datacenterhawk.com

Our latest quarterly market recap: https://www.datacenterhawk.com/blog/2q-2021-data-center-market-recap?cln=1

Sign up to be notified when we release our 3Q market recap: https://lp.datacenterhawk.com/3q-2021-data-center-market-analysis

NVIDIA data center: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/data-center/

 


Autonomous Vehicle Simulation and Distributed Compute Systems



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Our fourth episode of this season’s of Kernel of Truth has been released! In this episode we have invited Andre Payant to talk about the Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Simulation and the challenges of moving from a single compute system to a distributed compute system.

Guest Bios

André Payant: André is senior manager in the AV platform team at NVIDIA. André manages an architecture team responsible for development, simulation and vehicle platforms along with managing development and delivery of platform software for the DRIVE Constellation simulation system. André brings more than 20 years of experience in automotive systems architecture and product development.

Roopa Prabhu: Roopa is an engineering leader and architect at NVIDIA. She and her team work on all things Linux kernel networking and Linux system infrastructure. Her primary focus areas in the Linux kernel are Linux bridge, Netlink, Routing, VxLAN, Lightweight tunnels and E-VPN data plane. She is involved in several Open networking communities – Linux kernel networking, Open Compute Foundation, netdevconf and the DENT project. Her past experience includes Linux clusters, High Performance Computing, Ethernet NIC drivers and Linux KVM virtualization platforms. She has a BS and MS in Computer Science. You can find her on Twitter at @__roopa.

Rama Darbha: Rama is the Director of Solutions Architecture at NVIDIA, formerly Cumulus Networks. He and his team help drive adoption of modern networking solutions. Starting with architectures and protocols, then moving to application integrations and finishing with ecosystem integrations, Rama and his team of networking solutions architectures try to help customers solve the most complex of infrastructure problems. You can find him on Twitter at @Radar_Bot.

Show links

NVIDIA DRIVE product site: https://developer.nvidia.com/drive

NVIDIA DRIVE Simulation including Constellation: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/self-driving-cars/simulation/

Blog deep dive into Constellation: https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2020/05/19/nvidia-fleet-drives-in-the-data-center/

 


Demystifying the DPU and DOCA



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Our third episode of this season’s of Kernel of Truth has been released! In this episode we have invited Ariel Kit to talk about the DPU, DOCA and the future of server networking.

Guest Bios

Ariel Kit: Ariel Kit is director of product marketing for Networking at NVIDIA. Ariel manages the strategy and delivery of the NVIDIA BlueField DPU software portfolio and cyber-security. Ariel leads product management for the new DOCA software framework starting a journey to create a thriving community of DPU developers. Ariel brings more than 8 years of experience in product development in the fields of cyber-security and embedded system-on-chip, backed up by over 12 years in R&D managerial roles

Roopa Prabhu: Roopa Prabhu is an engineering leader and architect at NVIDIA. She and her team work on all things Linux kernel networking and Linux system infrastructure. Her primary focus areas in the Linux kernel are Linux bridge, Netlink, Routing, VxLAN, Lightweight tunnels and E-VPN data plane. She is involved in several Open networking communities – Linux kernel networking, Open Compute Foundation, netdevconf and the DENT project. Her past experience includes Linux clusters, High Performance Computing, ethernet NIC drivers and Linux KVM virtualization platforms. She has a BS and MS in Computer Science. You can find her on Twitter at @__roopa.

Rama Darbha: Rama is the Director of Solutions Architecture at NVIDIA, formerly Cumulus Networks. He and his team help drive adoption of modern networking solutions. Starting with architectures and protocols, then moving to application integrations and finishing with ecosystem integrations, Rama and his team of networking solutions architectures try to help customers solve the most complex of infrastructure problems. You can find him on Twitter at @Radar_Bot.

Show links

NVIDIA DPU: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/networking/products/data-processing-unit/

NVIDIA DOCA: https://developer.nvidia.com/networking/doca

NVIDIA BlueField DPU Hackathon: https://developer.nvidia.com/blog/nvidia-bluefield-european-hackathon-fuels-data-center-innovation-with-pioneering-dpu-based-applications-demonstrations/

NVIDIA DOCA SDK blog: https://developer.nvidia.com/blog/nvidia-delivers-doca-sdk-to-accelerate-and-secure-next-generation-data-center/

NVIDIA DOC Developer blog: https://developer.nvidia.com/blog/accelerating-solution-development-with-doca-on-bluefield-dpus/

BlueField Roadmap video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzdBHBx3eJk


Healthcare and IT Infrastructure



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We’re on a roll, the second episode of this seasons of Kernel of Truth has been released! In this episode we have invited Deb Millin to talk about the IT in the healthcare industry. We focus on new solutions in healthcare around AI and how all that affects the IT infrastructure requirements.

Guest Bios

Deb Millin: Deborah Millin is a Senior Director of Healthcare Business Development, focusing on Smart Hospital Strategy at NVIDIA. Having previously led the Healthcare strategy at Mellanox, she is now responsible for growing revenue streams, creating new solutions, and growing the ecosystem of business partnerships that align to NVIDIA’s product portfolio. With more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, she is helping healthcare organizations increase efficiency, become more competitive, raise the quality of patient and clinical safety and to become innovative organizations to best predict and anticipate a higher level of care with greater insights to patient outcomes.

Roopa Prabhu: Roopa Prabhu is an engineering leader and architect at NVIDIA. She and her team work on all things Linux kernel networking and Linux system infrastructure. Her primary focus areas in the Linux kernel are Linux bridge, Netlink, Routing, VxLAN, Lightweight tunnels and E-VPN data plane. She is involved in several Open networking communities – Linux kernel networking, Open Compute Foundation, netdevconf and the DENT project. Her past experience includes Linux clusters, High Performance Computing, ethernet NIC drivers and Linux KVM virtualization platforms. She has a BS and MS in Computer Science. You can find her on Twitter at @__roopa.

Rama Darbha: Rama is the Director of Solutions Architecture at NVIDIA, formerly Cumulus Networks. He and his team help drive adoption of modern networking solutions. Starting with architectures and protocols, then moving to application integrations and finishing with ecosystem integrations, Rama and his team of networking solutions architectures try to help customers solve the most complex of infrastructure problems. You can find him on Twitter at @Radar_Bot.

Show links

NVIDIA Healthcare: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/industries/healthcare-life-sciences/

NVIDIA River Max: https://developer.nvidia.com/networking/rivermax

NVIDIA GPU Direct: https://developer.nvidia.com/gpudirect


Intersection of MLOps and NetDevOps



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We’re back for a brand new season of the Kernel of Truth podcast. We’ve had some changes but you’ll hear some familiar voices. Roopa Prabhu is back, and Rama Darbha has joined her as a co-host. In this episode we have invited Nicolas Koumchatzky to talk about MLOps and how it intersects with NetDevOps. We cover how the industry is defining MLOps, then we compare and contrast MLOps to NetDevOps, finally finishing with how real world deployments are using both paradigms. Thanks for joining us in a new season and don’t forget to also check out the links below with resources referenced in the podcast.

Guest Bios

Nico Koumchatzky: Nico is the Sr Director of AI Infrastructure at NVIDIA, formally leading the Cortex (AI platform) team at Twitter. He and his team develop and operate the end-to-end cloud MLOps platform for autonomous vehicles (DriveAV). This includes CI/Build, the core compute and data platform as well as tools/SDK/UIs/services for data acquisition, ingestion, curation, labeling; model training, evaluation; AV system development and evaluation and debugging of the overall AV (AI based) system. You can find him on Twitter at @nkoumchatzky.

Roopa Prabhu: Roopa is a Linux Architect at NVIDIA, formally Cumulus Networks. She and her team work on all things kernel networking and Linux system infrastructure areas. Her primary focus areas in the Linux kernel are Linux bridge, Netlink, VxLAN, Lightweight tunnels. She is currently focused on building Linux kernel dataplane for E-VPN. She loves working with the Linux kernel networking and debian communities. Her past experience includes Linux clusters, ethernet drivers and Linux KVM virtualization platforms. She has a BS and MS in Computer Science. You can find her on Twitter at @__roopa.

Rama Darbha: Rama is the Director of Solutions Architecture at NVIDIA, formally Cumulus Networks. He and his team help drive adoption of modern networking solutions. Starting with architectures and protocols, then moving to application integrations and finishing with ecosystem integrations, Rama and his team of networking solutions architectures try to help customers solve the most complex of infrastructure problems. You can find him on Twitter at @Radar_Bot.

Show links

NVIDIA MLOps: https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2020/09/03/what-is-mlops/


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Navigating the open network operating systems space



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Some of your favorites are back together on this episode of the Kernel of Truth podcast— specifically Roopa Prabhu, Brian O’Sullivan and Pete Lumbis. Things have changed a little around here since the last time the three of them were chatting together on the podcast but one thing hasn’t, how much they love to talk all things open networking. In this episode the group talks about how to navigate the open networking operating systems space. From figuring out how to choose an open network operating system, to understanding what works best for deployments, and even what resources and communities are out there for you to tap into. We have it all here for you to help you get started. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the episode and don’t forget to also check out the links below with resources referenced in the podcast. 

Guest Bios

Roopa Prabhu: Roopa is a Linux Architect at NVIDIA, formally Cumulus Networks. She and her team work on all things kernel networking and Linux system infrastructure areas. Her primary focus areas in the Linux kernel are Linux bridge, Netlink, VxLAN, Lightweight tunnels. She is currently focused on building Linux kernel dataplane for E-VPN. She loves working with the Linux kernel networking and debian communities. Her past experience includes Linux clusters, ethernet drivers and Linux KVM virtualization platforms. She has a BS and MS in Computer Science. You can find her on Twitter at @__roopa.

Brian O’Sullivan: Brian is in Ethernet Product Management at NVIDIA following its acquisition of Cumulus Networks. For almost 2 decades he’s held software product management positions throughout the industry. When not working, Brian is a voracious reader and previously held a variety of jobs, including bartending in three countries and working as an extra in a German soap opera. You can find him on Twitter at @bosullivan00

Pete Lumbis: CCIE R&S #28677 and CCDE 2012::3, Pete is the director of ethernet technical marketing and docs at NVIDIA. He helps customers build and design next generation, fully automated data centers. He can be found on Twitter at @PeteCCDE.

Show links

Cumulus Linux: https://cumulusnetworks.com/products/cumulus-linux/

SONIC: https://azure.github.io/SONiC

DANOS: https://www.danosproject.org/ 

Mellanox Spectrum Linux switch: https://www.mellanox.com/products/software/linux-switch

ONL: http://opennetlinux.org/

DENT Linux Foundation: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/press-release/2019/12/dent-launches-to-simplify-enterprise-edge-networking-software/

ONLP: https://opencomputeproject.github.io/OpenNetworkLinux/onlp/

Mellanox GitHub: https://github.com/Mellanox/mlxsw/wiki


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The evolution of hardware telemetry and its software interfaces



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In this episode, Kernel of Truth host Roopa Prabhu is joined by Barak Gafni. The two of them chat about the evolution of hardware telemetry and its software interfaces as well as catch up some of the work on IOAM Barak’s been involved with. We hope you enjoy this episode and don’t forget to also check out the links below with resources referenced in the podcast. 

Guest Bios

Roopa Prabhu: Roopa is a Linux Architect at NVIDIA, formally Cumulus Networks. She and her team work on all things kernel networking and Linux system infrastructure areas. Her primary focus areas in the Linux kernel are Linux bridge, Netlink, VxLAN, Lightweight tunnels. She is currently focused on building Linux kernel dataplane for E-VPN. She loves working with the Linux kernel networking and debian communities. Her past experience includes Linux clusters, ethernet drivers and Linux KVM virtualization platforms. She has a BS and MS in Computer Science. You can find her on Twitter at @__roopa.

Barak Gafni: Barak is a Staff Architect at NVIDIA, formally Mellanox Technologies, focusing on enabling the most scalable, agile and simple networks of tomorrow. He joined Mellanox at 2009, and has 12 years of experience in the networking industry. Barak holds a B.Sc. in EE from the University of Tel Aviv (Cum Laude), has co-authored multiple IETF RFCs and holds several patents in the space of networking.

Show links

sFlow and WJH

https://blog.sflow.com/2020/07/visibility-into-dropped-packets.html

IETF

https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc791

https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-ippm-ioam-data-10

OCP 2020 Session: Advances Ethernet Telemtry Working Across NOS’s and Switches


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Cumulus Linux in action at Cloudscale



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If you’ve listened to the podcast before you may have heard us reference our customers from time to time. In this episode we’re switching things up and instead of referencing a customer, you’re going to hear directly from one! Manuel Schweizer, CEO of Cloudscale, joins host Roopa Prabhu, Attilla de Groot and Mark Horsfield to chat about Cloudscale’s first hand experience with open networking and what they hope the near and distant future of open networking will look like.

Guest Bios

Roopa Prabhu: Roopa Prabhu is a Linux Architect at Cumulus Networks, now NVIDIA. At Cumulus she and her team work on all things kernel networking and Linux system infrastructure areas. Her primary focus areas in the Linux kernel are Linux bridge, Netlink, VxLAN, Lightweight tunnels. She is currently focused on building Linux kernel dataplane for E-VPN. She loves working with the Linux kernel networking and debian communities. Her past experience includes Linux clusters, ethernet drivers and Linux KVM virtualization platforms. She has a BS and MS in Computer Science. You can find her on Twitter at @__roopa.

Attilla de Groot: Attilla has spent the last 15 years at the cutting edge of networking, having spent time with KPN, Amsterdam Internet Exchange, and HP, with exposure to technology from Cisco, HP, Juniper, and Huawei. He now works for NVIDIA networking, formally Cumulus Networks, the creators of open networking, where he is able to continue his interest in open architecture design and automation. You can find him on Twitter at @packet_ninja.

Manuel Schweizer: For more than 10 years, Manuel has been working as a Network Engineer at various companies. Seeing demand for a self-service IaaS platform based on open-source technology that is entirely based in Switzerland, he basically founded cloudscale.ch “by accident”. He can be found on Twitter at @geitguet. 

Mark Horsfield: Mark is a member of the technical support team at Cumulus Networks, now NVIDIA. Behind the scenes our support team is body slamming packets so you don’t have to.

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