TOPIC: “Using a Scaled-Up Software-Defined Server as an Alternative to Scaling Out”
SPEAKER: Ike Nassi, Founder, CTO and Chair, TidalScale
DATE: Tuesday, June 29th 2021, 6pm PT (Pacific)
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SPONSORS: IEEE CLP of SCV, IEEE Computer Society SCV Chapter; IEEE Industry Engagement
Software-Defined Storage and Software-Defined Networks are now common. But what about the missing piece, Software-Defined Computers? TidalScale has defined and are selling something we call a Software Defined Server as an alternative to traditional scaled-out distributed systems. One single, standard operating system, like Centos, RedHat, Oracle, or Suse Linux runs on this virtual machine, as does Oracle, SAP/Hana, and all other applications and databases, all without modification. Typically, a customer aggregates off-the-shelf commodity physical servers connected by standard Ethernet to build a distributed virtual machine. Each physical server runs an instance of a hyperkernel. Hyperkernels are peer to peer, with no central point of control. Competitive performance is achieved by using a layer of machine learning between the operating system and each motherboard.
Dejan Milojicic, IEEE Corporate Liaison Program of SCV Section and Computer Society Chapter Chair