Wednesday, May 25, 2016

[Links of the day] 25/05/2016 : Awesome Webhooks, CCIX Interconnect & Cray Urika-GX

  • Urika-GX : Cray just released its analytics solution. Which leverage the Aries network fabric, Luster , Mesos and the usual suspect Hadoop / Sparks (+ some cray specific stuff). Looks like a neatly packaged solution for company that really need to have near real time insights. 
  • CCIX : ARM, Qualcomm, AMD, Xilinx, Huawei, IBM, Mellanox, and Xilinx all agree on CCIX interconnects definition. CCIX aims at delivering a cache coherent interconnect for accelerators. The nice feature is that it target inline accelerator as well as endpoint without the need to explicitly manage the coherency. It means that we will soon see device to device communication without CPU interaction while maintaining data coherence within the same system. This is a long overdue feature as software and CPU start to become the bottleneck in analytic and high speed networking fabric (NVF). Imagine, shifting data between your RDMA card to GPGPU and back to your NVM without CPU involvement. And finally having the CPU fetching just the information it needs for display or final transformation based on user requests... 
  • Awesome Webhooks : Loads of API webhooks out there.