Arm DevSummit 2021 is quickly approaching (October 19-21, register here). And for anyone still on the fence about attending, we wanted to give a sneak peak at some of the exciting sessions taking place.
The breadth of DevSummit covers all the markets Arm’s IP products address - client, AI/ML, Auto, IoT, and Infrastructure. These are covered in seven different tracks, each consisting of twelve sessions plus two hands-on workshops. This blog is focused on the track “Optimizing Arm Technology for HPC, Cloud, and 5G Infrastructure”.
If you are involved in the definition (SoC, platform or software) or application development of Cloud, 5G, Edge, or HPC products, there is something in this track for you. You will also hear from industry leaders in these areas – NVIDIA, FaceBook, Amazon Web Services, Oracle, Altran, EDGEQ, Pensando, Radisys and even Arm.
Our “Optimizing Arm Technology for HPC, Cloud and 5G Infrastructure” track is particularly rich for developers working on 5G and Edge solutions. EDGEQ will highlight the advantages of software programmability over hardware-based acceleration, showing how a programmable 5G SoC can scale across small cells and RU/DU base stations, using a virtualized cellular stack. Pensando will address software programmable 5G as well, but an emphasis on using P4 programmable pipelines alongside Arm cores. And, Radisys will host a private 5G and MEC panel discussing how these technologies can be applied inside enterprises to add intelligence to factory floor and warehouse settings and extract actionable data from processes. Continuing down this path of real-world 5G implementations, Altran, and Capgemini will discuss the realization of 5G private networks including CNF-based solutions integrated with cloud-based orchestration. And, Virginia Tech and TeamRitter LLC (consulting for FaceBook) will discuss how the network core must evolve to meet the needs of novel use cases driven by network densification.
And Arm is stepping up to allow 5G ISVs, OEM solution providers and mobile operators to accelerate PoCs and cross-collaborate. There is a big reveal here that I will not spoil, but it is worth attending to find out more. Arm will also give an overview of the work we have done with VectorCamp. Arm and VectorCamp are providing a Hyperscan compatible, drop-in library that will allow users of Hyperscan to adopt Arm Neoverse architectures that benefit from our SIMD (NEON and SVE2) extensions while doing Regex and Deep Packet Inspection of network traffic. Finally (yes, there is more), a set of vendors representing the entire 5G value chain - Arm, FaceBook Connectivity, AWS, Connect5G, MiniNode, and OAI – will host an in-depth workshop where they will walk through how to build your own private LTE network running Magma on Arm. If you are developing 5G solutions, this workshop is not to be missed.
If you are a cloud, ML or HPC developer, we have sessions for you as well. Another not-to-be-missed workshop comes from Oracle. They will be walking users through the creation of an Arm-based Kubernetes cluster, leveraging the Ampere A1 instance family from Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Once your cluster is setup, they will also demonstrate how to deploy applications to it. Turning to ML, Arm will discuss our future roadmap and discuss how we are helping to optimize Anaconda, TensorFlow, and PyTorch on our latest architectures. Finally, if your focus is HPC we have two exciting sessions to offer. NVIDIA will discuss their HPC software development kit for the Arm ecosystem, including C, C++ and Fortran compiler supported and GPU-accelerated HPC simulations running on Arm. And, AWS will discuss the forces that have shaped HPC – the drive for ever higher performance on one hand, contrasted against the need for scale economics on the other – and show how they are leveraging Arm-based compute economics in the cloud to disrupt the HPC landscape.
If that feels lite on cloud developer content, please be sure to also check out our separate track on “Cloud Native for the Endpoint, Edge and the Cloud”. There you will hear from Arm partners Microsoft, Scalys, Redis Labs, SUSE, Ampere, VMware, CircleCI, GitHub and others how to harness the scale of the Arm ecosystem for your development needs.
There has never been a better time as a developer to engage with the Arm ecosystem. The momentum of Arm Neoverse-based solutions in Cloud, HPC, 5G and the Edge continues to build, and the need for software to unlock the full potential of these systems has never been higher. Arm DevSummit 2021 is virtual and it is free, so make yourself comfortable and login to join the keynotes, technical sessions, and conversation.