Harvey Newman from CalTech presented this talk at the Mellanox booth at SC15. “We describe activities of the Caltech High Energy Physics team and collaborators, related to the use Software Defined Networking to help achieve fast and efficient data distribution and access. Results from Supercomputing 2014 are presented together with our work on the Advanced Network Services for the Experiments project, and a new project developing a Next Generation Integrated SDN Architecture, as well as our plans for Supercomputing 2015.”
In this video from SC13, Mitchell Auster from Ciena describes the company’s collaboration with Research & Education institutions CANARIE, Internet2, and StarLight to build an SDN Testbed meant to spur SDN innovation efforts for the entire industry.
Henry Newman evaluates commodity hardware/software solutions that were once designed using ASICs for both storage and networking. He sees it working for software defined storage, but high-end networking will continue to develop its own ASICs, given that commodity hardware will not be able to meet the needs for performance and latency required in large core switches.
For real-time deployments like financial services, the most current advancement to come along in the last two decades is the revolution of non-volatile memory as a persistent memory tier. We are only scratching the surface of how this new memory tier can be used to build systems that outperform and outscale similar systems that were built in the last few years. This technology allows reinventing all kind of software from database to messaging systems.