SFB MAKI - Scientific Workshop 2021

In-Network-Processing: State-of-the-Art and Outlook

Datum: Freitag, 19. März 2021

Ort: Aufgrund der COVID-19-Pandemie online via Zoom.

Host: Prof. Dr.-Ing Andreas Koch and Prof. Dr. Carsten Binnig

With the ever-growing data volumes and transmission rates, In-Network Processing (INP) is becoming an attractive alternative to conventional architectures, where networking (e.g., switches, NICs) and compute operations (servers) are strictly separated. With In-Network Processing, data can be operated on while being in-transit between nodes. The efficient implementation of INP is dependent on novel high-performance computing elements specialized for these applications. Examples for this include the use of many-core CPUs in SmartNICs, but also specialized FPGA-based hardware accelerators that can keep up with the bandwidth and latency demands even for the network traffic in a many-port SmartSwitch. The workshop will examine different use-cases and architectures for a number of In-Network-Processing approaches and discuss the underlying technologies and their characteristics.

13:15 Uhr Warming up, come together
13:30 Uhr Andreas Koch and Carsten Binnig
(TU Darmstadt, Germany)
Welcome and Introduction
13:50 Uhr Wayne Luk
(Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
''Codifying optimisation strategies by meta-programming''
14:40 Uhr Coffee break
15:00 Uhr Mosharaf Chowdhury
(University of Michigan, USA)
''Leveraging In‐Network Processing for Practical Memory Disaggregation''
15:50 Uhr Gustavo Alonso
(ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
''Smart-NICs on FPGAS and their applications''
16:40 Uhr Coffee break
17:00 Uhr Michaela Blott
(Xilinx Inc., San Jose, USA)
''Specialization in Hardware Architectures for Deep Learning''
17:50 Uhr Huynh Tu Dang
(Western Digital Corporation, San Jose, USA)
''Building Cache-coherent Scaleout Systems with Omnixtend''
18:40 Uhr Andreas Koch and Carsten Binnig
Closing Remarks
19:00 Uhr End of the workshop