Orange Silicon Valley, Liqid to deliver composable GPU supercomputing platform prototype

Orange Silicon Valley (OSV), the US-based business innovation center for the global telecommunications provider Orange, and Liqid Inc., the provider of composable infrastructure solutions, today unveiled a joint demonstration regarding how next-generation graphics processing (GPU) based supercomputing can be delivered, the company said.

Powered by Liqid composable infrastructure, the OSV-Liqid prototype is capable of providing on-demand GPU performance as a fully scalable resource. For the first time, users requiring GPU-centric compute can utilize composable platform services, with near-unlimited GPU capacity for the data center´s most computationally demanding applications, including artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR), video rendering, DevOps, scientific discovery and other emerging high-value applications.

OSV has been a pioneer in GPU-based computing. The company has deployed the resource in its own infrastructure to transcend CPU performance bottlenecks and perform multi-dimensional queries on massive unstructured datasets at speeds far faster than traditional high-performance computing configurations. Simultaneously OSV reduced its infrastructure costs by 40x compared to traditional telecom solutions by embracing GPU for compute.

Liqid´s composable platform enables the scale out and orchestration of GPU alongside NVMe storage, compute and networking, resulting in the ability to efficiently scale core data center resources across PCIe fabric delivering the ideal performance for data-intensive applications that require maximum compute performance.

Orange Silicon Valley (OSV) is the wholly owned innovation subsidiary of Orange SA, one of the world´s telecommunications operators, serving 265 million customers across 29 countries. Through research, development, and strategic analysis, Orange Silicon Valley actively participates in the disruptive innovations that are changing the way we communicate.

A provider of composable infrastructure, Liqid enables users to configure and manage physical, bare-metal server systems in seconds. Storage, compute, networking and graphics processing devices are interconnected over PCI-Express fabric to deliver dynamically configurable bare-metal servers perfectly sized with the exact physical resources required by the application being deployed. Liqid Grid and Command Center allow users to optimize system resources to meet the evolving requirements for next-generation, high-value applications.