Amazon AWS And Xilinx: A Progress Report

by Karl Freund Amazon.com has built a formidable position in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) with Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud (AWS EC2), and it is hoping to extend that position to applications that benefit from acceleration using GPUs and FPGAs. FPGAs are relatively difficult to program, and the cloud leader is laying the foundation to simplify […] Read More

Ryft Adds Former Cisco Executive Patrick McCarthy as Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing

To address explosive growth and the need for fast, simple and proven heterogeneous computing in data analytics, Ryft hires former Senior Operations Director for New Business Models and Revenue Streams at Cisco Rockville, MD — Nov. 9, 2017 — Ryft, the provider of heterogenous compute technology for accelerating business analytics powered by cloud, hybrid and on-premises platforms, […] Read More

How Ryft Uses AWS’s Reprogrammable Chips for Big Data Analytics in Hybrid Cloud

by Mary Branscombe New-generation FPGAs can be reconfigured on the fly, enabling accelerated search across on-premises data centers and cloud. Field Programmable Gate Arrays, or FPGAs, have some big advantages. You get the data parallelism of GPUs but without the high power bill; you get ASIC-like compute efficiency but with more flexibility, because you can […] Read More

Meet accelerated computing needs with FPGA, GPU instances

by George Lawton AWS’ FPGA and Elastic GPU instances both appeal to customers with high-performance computing workloads, but admins should note these important differences between the two. AWS ran the numbers and decided to come out with several new accelerated computing instance types that promise better performance for compute-intensive applications. Elastic graphics processing units (GPUs) optimize performance […] Read More

Ryft Puts FPGA-Boosted Analytics on AWS Marketplace

By Gladys Rama 09/13/2017 Data analytics firm Ryft on Wednesday made its cloud-based and FPGA-optimized analytics platform available on the AWS Marketplace. The Ryft Cloud accelerated analytics solution uses field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to perform data queries at significantly faster rates than traditional CPU-based analytics platforms — up to 91 times faster, according to […] Read More

IoT Infrastructure: Stepping Ever Closer to the Edge

Cloud computing, data mobility and the Internet of Things (IoT) are pushing more of the enterprise workload onto the Internet, which naturally leads to increased latency, service interruptions and general frustration over the state of modern digital communications. But while telcos and other carriers have done a good job at maintaining available bandwidth, satisfying the […] Read More

Edge Computing Becomes ‘Wild West’ of IT World

Among other benefits, edge computing — a critical component for many IoT applications — can boost performance and enhance security. But it isn’t without its challenges. End users don’t necessarily care where and how data is stored and processed. They just want to know the job will get done quickly, securely and with as few […] Read More

Ryft: Bringing High Performance Analytics to Every Enterprise

In this video from the HPC User Forum in Tucson, Pat McGarry from Ryft presents: Bringing High Performance Analytics to Every Enterprise – Making Big Data Instantly Relevant. “Any search tool can match an exact query to structured data—but only after all of the data is indexed. What happens when there are variations? What if the data […] Read More

Lessons Learned at IoT Slam

By Françoise von Trapp, Editor-at-Large, IPSO Alliance This was my first IoT Slam, as well as my first-ever virtual event. I spent eight-straight hours attending as many real-time events as I could fit into my schedule (some overlapped), and came away with an abundance of information that I will attempt to boil down into what […] Read More

The Future of the Data Center: Heterogeneous Computing

    “The whole point of Heterogeneous Computing is to have the right tools available, so you can use the right processor, in the right place, at the right time,” said Pat McGarry, the VP of Engineering at Ryft in a recent DATAVERSITY® interview. Such a statement certainly sounds both pertinent and beneficial, but in […] Read More