A Flare For SmartNICs
The Next Platform, March 3rd, 2020
March 3, 2020,
Volume 264, Issue 1

As the hyperscalers and cloud builders go, so goes the enterprise. . . eventually

"And not just because enterprises are going to move their applications wholesale to the public cloud or use services deployed by the hyperscalers instead, but because the IT industry will learn from the upper echelon of users and commercialize what they do so it can be consumed by the rest of us directly in our datacenters.

While there is not yet a consensus about how to build a SmartNIC for offloading networking, storage, and other functions from the server processors to compute-enabled network interfaces, there is growing consensus that, in the face of the slowdown in Moore's Law on CPUs, the processing capacity of those CPUs cannot be wasted on these housekeeping functions and must be focused on real work..."

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