SHENZHEN, China, December 27, 2018 / PRNewswire / – Huawei unveiled an analytic report titled AI Fabric, AI Loop Intelligent and Lossless Data Center ).
The authors of the report emphasize the urgent need to create a network of intelligent data centers without loss, using the capabilities of artificial intelligence to extract economic benefits from information. The document describes the unique technological advantages and benefits that customers can bring to using AI Fabric to create an intelligent network with zero packet loss, low latency and high throughput. The report is a valuable source of reference information for building networks of new generation data centers.
According to data analysis, 67 percent of the managers of 2,000 cross-border companies consider digitalization to be the core of their strategy.
Using AI to extract analytical information from the enormous amounts of data generated in the digitalization process is by far the most common practice. According to the forecast of Huawei Global Industry Vision (GIV), by 2025 the AI procurement ratio will reach 86 percent, and the use of artificial intelligence for decision making, reformatting business models and ecosystems, as well as for optimizing consumer experience will become a key engine of this process.
AI provides an incentive to transform the ICT architecture. In the question of information keepers, the world has already moved from hard disk drives (HDD) to solid-state drives (SSD), the delay time has decreased by 100 times, and GPUs (or even dedicated AI chips) have replaced the central processors for data processing, which provided computing performance.
The factors leading to an increase in latency are pushing the evolution of network communications from TCP / IP to remote direct memory access (RDMA). The architecture of distributed applications leads to increased interaction between servers, and the exchange of N: 1 data and massive data packets only increase the network load.
The emergence of new communication protocols and changes in the architecture of applications require not only network transformation, but also intelligent dispatching, as well as data forwarding with zero packet loss, low latency and high bandwidth, with which lossless intelligent data center networks are associated.
During the HUAWEI CONNECT 2018 conference, Huawei introduced the AI Fabric Solution Intelligent and Lossless Data Center Network , whose mission is to assist customers in building RDMA networks compatible with traditional Ethernet.
This development provides optimal data center performance with zero packet loss, minimal latency and high throughput. The authors of the analytical report also describe Huawei’s innovations from the point of view of the AI Fabric algorithm, which make it possible to more efficiently manage downloads and traffic in networks. Three types of traffic pass through one network: LAN, SAN and IPC.
According to the results of tests conducted by an independent European testing organization EANTC, Huawei’s AI Fabric solution reduces the communication time between nodes in LDCs by 40 percent, which provides a noticeable increase in the effectiveness of innovative services, such as AI training.
“The popularity of RDMA networks is growing every day, turning into a widespread trend. Such networks have already been deployed by leading Internet companies in the world, said Leon Wang, general director of data center networks at Huawei. – Intellectual networks of data centers without a loss become one of the directions of transformation of the network architecture in the era of AI. Huawei’s AI Fabric is an innovative solution for this
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