Liqid Enables Multi-Fabric Support for Composable Infrastructure

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Today Liqid announced unified multi-fabric support for composability across all major fabric types including PCIe Gen 3, PCIe Gen 4, Ethernet, Infiniband, and laying the foundation for the up-coming Gen-Z specifications.

Providing Ethernet and InfiniBand composability in addition to PCIe is a natural extension of our expertise in fabric management and aligns with our mission to facilitate data center disaggregation,” said Sumit Puri, CEO and Co-founder, Liqid. “We’re pleased to be able to offer our customers an increasingly flexible approach to composability by enabling Liqid Command Center with simultaneous management of multiple fabric types. This is an important achievement towards delivering an industry-leading unified software solution to enable multi-fabric composable infrastructure.”

Liqid’s upcoming release of its Command Center 2.2 software will enable IT users to dynamically compose servers from pools of CPU, GPU, FPGA, NVMe, and NICs regardless of underlying fabric type. This milestone makes Liqid Command Center Software the most complete and adaptive solution in the marketplace. Extending the company’s ability to simultaneously compose infrastructure across multiple fabric types and laying the foundation for future architectures positions Liqid for unrivaled industry leadership.

Liqid Command Center Software is purpose-built to enable dynamic, bare-metal composability utilizing pools off-the-shelf hardware connected across intelligently-managed fabrics. With the ability to compose across PCIe, Ethernet, and Infiniband Liqid is dramatically increasing the utilization, flexibility, and ease of use of valuable data center resources. IT administrators can realize the benefits of on-demand, adaptive infrastructure composed simultaneously across multiple fabric types. Resources such as NVMe storage, GPUs and FPGAs can be deployed across the data center as needed, via multiple fabrics, and monitored through a single pane-of-glass GUI.

Rich meets with Dolly Wu from Inspur and Marius Tudor from Liquid at GTC.

Additionally, Liqid is a member of the Gen-Z consortium and is actively enabling support for the new protocol in future releases of Liqid Command Center Software. Liqid is “future-proofing” fabric management for users who seek the performance and utilization efficiencies promised by composable infrastructure deployed with Gen-Z.

Evolving artificial intelligence and machine learning workloads and new communication protocols such as 5G are pushing legacy data center architectures to a breaking point. These dynamic applications demand a dynamic and flexible data center framework,” said Eric Slack, Sr. Analyst with the Evaluator Group. “With the advent of composable infrastructure, and now with Liqid’s cross-composability on PCIe, Ethernet, Infiniband and upcoming fabrics such as Gen Z, Liqid will drive the widest array of protocols for its comprehensive suite of composable infrastructure solutions.”

Liqid Command Center Software Release:

  • Support for composability over PCIe Gen4
  • Support for composability over Ethernet 10/25/100 Gb
  • Support for composability over Infinband 10/25/100 Gb
  • Composable storage with NVMe-oF (RoCE)
  • Composable GPU with GPU-oF (GPUDirect RDMA)

General availability of Liqid Command Center 2.2 is expected in 2H-2019.

In this video, Dolly Wu from Inspur and Marius Tudor from Liquid describe how the two companies are collaborating on Composable Infrastructure for AI and Deep Learning workloads.

Visit Liqid at Dell Technologies World 2019 Booth #1338.

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