IPUs, intelligent processing units, are also known as smart NICs, side cars, or supervisory computers. A well known example is Amazon’s Nitro. We discuss the impacts of these supervisory processors, and how they can change the industry.
This is clearly the trend of the future. Building supervisory systems as additional processing capability into our core servers that then abstract out how the bus is interfaced how the routine peripherals, network activity, GPU or storage is abstracted in these systems.
BUT will they create a new way to manage heterogeneity and diversity inside of our hardware and server ecosystems? Can they have a dramatic impact on edge computing?
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