Taipei, Taiwan – March 16, 2018- Inventec® discloses the cutting-edge composable, disaggregated system ''Falconwitch'' and rack solution ''inRSD'', based on Intel® Rack Scale Design.
“Agility, scalability, cost effectiveness are just some of benefits of Intel® Rack Scale Design (Intel® RSD). Most importantly, Intel RSD enables users to address emerging applications without redesigning underlying hardware”, said Jack Tsai, General Manager of Inventec Enterprise Business Group.
New Era of Composable Infrastructure
Intel RSD is an innovative way to revolutionize data center architecture. As a leading datacenter infrastructure provider, Inventec is committed to Intel RSD solution and has designed a PCIe Gen3 based Intel RSD v2.1 rack namely ''inRSD'', comprising of dual-socket Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor -based K888G4 servers, RMM, Ethernet switches, and a genuine PCIe direct attached pooled IO system named ''Falconwitch''. The inRSD solution is so flexible and it can virtually support all kind of data center use cases such as NVMe storage over PCIe or fabrics, Machine Learning (ML), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), FPGA acceleration, and pooling of SSD/HDD, etc.
Fig 1: inRSD - Inventec RSD rack solution in 14U standard rack
Designed as the genuine PCIe direct attached pooled IO system based on Intel RSD, Inventec Falconwitch can move a PCIe resource from server to server in a rack quickly, seamlessly and easily via PCIe bus with management interfaces built on open RESTful API standard.
Let’s imagine a PCIe accelerator scenario,
Accelerators such as FPGAs, GPGPUs or specialized ASICs can be very expensive. To optimize the utilization of accelerators is critical, but the workloads often vary from applications to applications and result in management difficulty. Assuming that Application A consumes 2 accelerators, and Application B consumes 4 accelerators. Traditionally, we would setup two kinds of servers - one with 2 accelerators, and the other with 4 accelerators, so that if workload becomes heavier on Application A, we could switch it to the 4-accelerator-server (see Fig 2). However, the solution overall lacks flexibility and scaling. What if we could make accelerators on-demand and move accelerators, computing, and networks close to data to reduce the latency (seen Fig 3)?
Fig 2: Traditional way to manage accelerators
Fig 3: A resource pool that help relocating accelerators with flexibility and scaling
Inventec Falconwitch with Intel RSD software is able to create ratio-optimized combination of subsystems tuned for the application. Without efforts of pulling out servers, manually install or uninstall, and re-cabling, dynamic relocations of computing resources are allowed with just a few mouse clicks, or even completed with the automation script from your own business intelligence! It offers a brilliant composable infrastructure to evolve your data center.
To further enhance its portfolio, Inventec is designing PCIe Gen4 solutions. With the core design and manufacturing capabilities, Inventec can and will work closely with customers to provide cost effective, agile, high performance, and scalable Intel RSD-based solutions.
For more details and RSD concept introduction, please check Inventec Falconwitch
For computing server applied in Inventec inRSD, please refer Inventec K888G4