Democratizing Accelerated Compute in the Data Center

VMware recently announced[1] their intent to acquire Bitfusion, a start-up in Austin, TX. Bitfusion’s product is called FlexDirect and enables virtual remote attached GPUs, FPGAs, and ASICs for any AI application. The blog states that VMware plans to integrate Bitfusion FlexDirect into the vSphere platform. If you are wondering why this technology is relevant to VMWare, go ahead and count the different accelerator options available or in development today to address the increasing compute requirements of AI applications (Figure 1). As industries are transformed by AI, datacenters will continue to deploy more GPUs (the leading accelerator … READ MORE

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