Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, Storage Management
prnewswire | August 10, 2023
Netrality Data Centers, the largest, privately held owner and operator of core interconnection facilities in the U.S., announced the addition of MOD Mission Critical, a global infrastructure Platform as a Service (PaaS) company and operator of PaaSPort™, an easy-to-use multi-facility, multicloud and multi-network ecosystem platform, to its 1301 Fannin data center in Houston, TX.
MOD Mission Critical's new deployment provides 1301 Fannin customers access to a global platform as a service network, MOD PaaSPort™, offering a full suite of managed colocation, bare metal, and connectivity solutions. PaaSPort™ provides customers with an easy-to-use interface to order multicloud, hybrid cloud, and private cloud connectivity solutions across the globe – along with the ability to order an array of services designed to enable multi-facility and multi-networking solution deployments. MOD can serve customers starting from a single rack unit with 10 Gbps of Dedicated Internet Access (DIA), providing a reliable option for companies seeking robust colocation and interconnection solutions.
"Partnering with providers like MOD Mission Critical, aligns perfectly with our commitment to provide our customers with a diverse array of high quality and comprehensive managed solutions," says Amber Caramella, Chief Revenue Officer at Netrality Data Centers. "We look forward to the collaborative opportunities ahead and the positive impact MOD Mission Critical's deployment will have on our customers' success."
"MOD's fractional service offerings combined with our PaaSPort™ platform reinforces Netrality's 1301 Fannin facility as a robust, globally accessible site, with a multitude of cloud, connectivity, and managed service offerings for nearly any company of any size," comments Michael Hollander, Chief Executive Officer at MOD Mission Critical.
The partnership with Netrality Data Centers signifies MOD Mission Critical's first data center partnership in the Houston metro. At 24 stories and approximately 1.1 million square feet, 1301 Fannin is one of Houston's most fiber-dense, network-neutral facilities and a central hub for data and internet traffic in the region. Its robust network infrastructure enables unparalleled interconnectivity, resiliency, and business continuity for carriers, service providers, and enterprise customers across the Houston area. In addition to its data center offering, the state-of-the-art mixed-use facility features custom IT, office, and retail space for lease.
About Netrality Data Centers
Netrality Data Centers owns and operates strategic interconnection data centers and Meet Me Rooms, providing a mix of colocation, powered shell, and wholesale data center solutions driven by fiber-dense, network-rich interconnection environments. Today, Netrality's eighteen properties span 3.3 million square feet and over 100 megawatts of capacity across North America.
Well-capitalized with a long-term investment from Macquarie Asset Management, Netrality is the largest privately held owner-operator of core interconnection facilities in the United States. Netrality acquires strategically located core interconnection data centers that provide best in market network resiliency, ensuring always-on connectivity for latency-sensitive and mission-critical businesses.
Business Wire | September 21, 2023
Astera Labs, the global leader in semiconductor-based connectivity solutions for AI infrastructure, today announced that its Leo Memory Connectivity Platform enables data center servers with unprecedented performance for memory intensive workloads. Leo is the industry’s first Compute Express Link™ (CXL™) memory controller that increases total server memory bandwidth by 50% while also decreasing latency by 25% when integrated with the forthcoming 5th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor. Through new hardware-based interleaving of CXL-attached and CPU native memory, Astera Labs and Intel eliminate any application-level software changes to augment server memory resources via CXL. Existing applications can effortlessly “plug-and-play” to take advantage of the highest possible memory bandwidth and capacity in the system.
“The growth of computing cores and performance has historically outpaced memory throughput advancements, resulting in degraded server performance efficiency over time,” said Sanjay Gajendra, COO of Astera Labs. “This performance scaling challenge has led to the infamous ‘memory wall,’ and thanks to our collaboration with Intel, our Leo Memory Connectivity Platform breaks through this barrier by delivering on the promise of PCIe 5.0 and CXL memory.”
Data center infrastructure scaling limitations due to the memory wall are none more evident than in AI servers where memory bandwidth and capacity bottlenecks result in inefficient processor utilization. The CXL innovations delivered by Astera Labs and Intel directly address these bottlenecks and lay the foundation for cloud, hybrid-cloud and enterprise data centers to maximize accelerated computing performance.
Extending leadership of PCIe® 5.0 and CXL 2.0 solutions
Astera Labs has a history of delivering industry-first solutions that are critical to advancing the PCIe and CXL ecosystems. In addition to memory performance advancements with Leo, Astera Labs is also driving interoperability leadership with its Aries PCIe 5.0 / CXL 2.0 Smart Retimers on state-of-the-art Intel server platforms. As the most widely deployed and proven PCIe/CXL retimer family in the industry, Aries features a low-latency CXL mode that complements Leo to form the most robust CXL memory connectivity solution.
“We applaud Astera Labs for their contributions to the CXL ecosystem and are delighted to extend our ongoing collaboration. We believe Memory Connectivity Platforms containing innovations from companies like Astera Labs will help deliver enhanced performance on next generation Intel Xeon processors, and accelerate a myriad of memory intensive workloads,” said Zane Ball, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Platform Engineering and Architecture Group, Intel.
Visit Astera Labs at Intel Innovation!
Astera Labs will showcase Leo and Aries together with Intel’s latest Xeon® Scalable processors at Booth #210, September 19-20 at the San Jose Convention Center. Talk to Astera Labs’ experts to learn more about industry benchmarks and how to optimize PCIe/CXL memory solutions in data center architectures to deliver optimized performance for applications ranging from AI, real time analytics, genomics and modeling.
About Astera Labs
Astera Labs, Inc. is a global leader in semiconductor-based connectivity solutions purpose-built to unleash the full potential of intelligent data infrastructure at cloud-scale. Its class-defining, first-to-market products based on PCIe, CXL, and Ethernet technologies deliver critical connectivity in accelerated computing platforms optimized for AI applications.
Application Infrastructure, Windows Systems and Network
businesswire | July 27, 2023
Tachyum™ announced today the release of the white paper, “Tachyum Prodigy – Solution for Data Centers that are Hungry for Energy,” explaining how Prodigy®, the world’s first Universal Processor, is ideally suited to help overcome increasingly excessive energy use in data centers.
Data centers are among the most energy-demanding facilities in the world. A report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) indicates that 3% of global electricity use comes from data centers and data transmission networks. Data centers are expected to consume 20% of the world's energy supply by 2025 as the demand for digital services continues to grow.
Tachyum’s white paper details how Prodigy delivers disruptive innovation for data centers with unprecedented power efficiency by unifying the CPU, GPGPU and TPU into a single processor die, enabling groundbreaking performance while removing the need for power-hunger, costly accelerators. The white paper further shows how this compares to other data center solutions with higher performance/watt than both CPUs and GPUs; up to 4.4x higher performance/W than Intel 8490-H for cloud computing; and up to 13.4x higher performance/W than Nvidia H100 for generative AI.
“Keeping pace with the energy demands of today’s hyperscale data centers is simply not attainable,” said Dr. Radoslav Danilak, founder and CEO of Tachyum. “Additionally, massive growth from the rapid adoption of AI can only be accomplished by enabling a single hardware platform, like Prodigy, that can handle multiple workloads and avoids the time and energy from separate, custom-built solutions. Those reading the white paper will see that this approach makes the most sense and will become more evident as power demand increases.”
Prodigy provides both the high performance required for cloud and HPC/AI workloads within a single architecture. As a Universal Processor offering utility for all workloads, Prodigy-powered data center servers can seamlessly and dynamically switch between computational domains. By eliminating the need for expensive dedicated AI hardware and dramatically increasing server utilization, Prodigy reduces CAPEX and OPEX significantly while delivering unprecedented data center performance, power, and economics. Prodigy integrates 128 high-performance custom-designed 64-bit compute cores, to deliver up to 4x the performance of the highest-performing x86 processors for cloud workloads, up to 3x that of the highest performing GPU for HPC, and 6x for AI applications.
Tachyum is transforming the economics of AI, HPC, public and private cloud workloads with Prodigy, the world’s first Universal Processor. Prodigy unifies the functionality of a CPU, a GPGPU, and a TPU in a single processor that delivers industry-leading performance, cost, and power efficiency for both specialty and general-purpose computing. When hyperscale data centers are provisioned with Prodigy, all AI, HPC, and general-purpose applications can run on the same infrastructure, saving companies billions of dollars in hardware, footprint, and operational expenses. As global data center emissions contribute to a changing climate, and consume more than four percent of the world’s electricity—projected to be 10 percent by 2030—the ultra-low power Prodigy Universal Processor is a potential breakthrough for satisfying the world’s appetite for computing at a lower environmental cost. Prodigy, now in its final stages of testing and integration before volume manufacturing, is being adopted in prototype form by a rapidly growing customer base, and robust purchase orders signal a likely IPO in late 2024. Tachyum has offices in the United States and Slovakia.