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NVIDIA vComputeServer Brings GPU Virtualization to AI, Deep Learning, Data Science NVIDIA Blog


NVIDIA's virtual GPU (vGPU) technology, which has already transformed virtual client computing, now supports server virtualization for AI, deep learning and data science. Previously limited to CPU-only, AI workloads can now be easily deployed on virtualized environments like VMware vSphere with new vComputeServer software and NVIDIA NGC. Through our partnership with VMware, this architecture will help organizations to seamlessly migrate AI workloads on GPUs between customer data centers and VMware Cloud on AWS. IT administrators can use hypervisor virtualization tools like VMware vSphere, including vCenter and vMotion, to manage all their data center applications, including AI applications running on NVIDIA GPUs. These GPU servers are often isolated, with the need to be managed separately.

VMware touts multi-cloud strategy with expanded hybrid cloud portfolio


VMware has used the first day of VMworld in Las Vegas to announce a handful of innovations across its hybrid cloud portfolio of infrastructure and management software, pushing its multi-cloud business strategy as offering flexibility to customers. Newly announced is the vSphere Platinum Edition, a new release of vSAN to further ease hyperconverged infrastructure adoption, and new updates across the VMware vRealize cloud management platform, which VMware said will help customers deliver developer-friendly infrastructure from any cloud with more secure and consistent operations. As far and fast as cloud computing is embedding itself into the enterprise, there remain many cloud-resistant applications and services. Speaking with press ahead of the announcement, VMware VP and CTO for the Americas Cameron Haight said consistent infrastructure allows for the datacentre, the cloud, and now the edge to operate harmoniously. "We want to make sure we provide a consistent operation environment ... we want to make that digital foundation ubiquitous," Haight said.

VMware updates vSphere, vSAN with more hybrid management features


With the latest releases of vSphere and vSAN, VMware continues to build up support for customers interested in hybrid cloud options. The updates included in vSphere 6.7, VMware's hypervisor and virtualization management platform, fall into four categories: enhancing performance, providing new security capabilities, accommodating both traditional and new applications and providing a seamless cloud experience. In the category of performance, vSphere admins will get a faster experience using the vCenter Server Appliance -- twice the performance in vCenter operations per second when compared to vSphere 6.5. Additionally, vSphere 6.7 significantly reduces reboot times. A typical patch or upgrade cycle takes two reboots.

Avoiding The Missing Middle With AI


It is common knowledge in the manufacturing sector of the economy that many of the companies that should have deployed HPC simulation and modeling applications one or two decades ago to help with product design, among other tasks, did not do so. With the lowering of costs of HPC clusters based on X86 processors and the advent of open source software to perform many tasks, this seemed counterintuitive. And very annoying to those who were trying to address "the missing middle," as it came to be called. There are a lot of theories about what went wrong here, but at the very least, even with the lowering of the cost of HPC wares, buying a cluster, managing it, and keeping it busy to therefore justify the substantial investment was tough to rationalize, no matter the potential returns. Then there was the difficulty of sorting out how to make an HPC workflow, consisting of multiple applications hooked together, work well when existing systems – designing with scientific workstations and easier to use CAD/CAM tools – did the job.

VMware vSphere 4 Implementation - Programmer Books


Featuring tips, techniques, and best practices, VMware vSphere 4 Implementation explains how to dramatically cut hardware costs, maximize computing power, and centralize system administration. Configure hardware and storage devices, build virtual machines and networks, install guest operating systems, and import physical machines. Security, disaster recovery, performance tuning, and system updates are also covered in this comprehensive resource.