New Prototype to Push High Performance Computing to the Network Edge, Announced

By CIOReview | Wednesday, May 13, 2015

FREMONT, CA: A group of companies including ParStream, Integrated Device Technology (IDT), and Orange Silicon Valley (an innovation subsidiary of telecommunications company, Orange) have announced a new prototype solution that enables users who access massive database to create applications that can query massive volumes of data in near real time. 

The collaborative effort resulted in the successful demonstration and integration of a high-performance database appliance onto the RapidIO-based low latency cluster. A synthetic data set mimicking a real-world telecom call data record was put to use in the test. The results showed that the system could be scaled to query a 25Bn call data record in less than 300 milliseconds of response time: thus providing the end user with a near real-time interactive capability over massive data volumes.

The new appliance is built using industry standard server and switching platform connected via the low latency RapidIO interconnect system in a 1U server. The platform support 300Gbps of embedded 100ns switching inside each 1U appliance while supporting a 14Gbps link between each compute node.

“The joint solution combines the high-end performance of IDT’s interconnect silicon with the efficiency and real-time capabilities of Parstream. This appliance prototype with Orange Silicon Valley and IDT will allow us to empower enterprise users to co-locate datacenter functions at the very edge of the network,” says ParStream COO, Joerg Bienert.

“By integrating the real-time capabilities of a fast analytics database in energy-efficient microservers scaled out in a low-latency, hyperscale fabric, we can maximize the efficiency of our existing telecom infrastructure. By empowering the application owners with massive data processing capability at the very edge of our networks, this could enable us to optimize our quality of service,” said Jérome Laudouar, VP, IT Infrastructure Technologies & Engineering of Orange.