SmartNICs to xPUs – Why is the Use of Accelerators Accelerating?
Joseph White, Dell; Jai Menon, Fungible; Lior Khermosh, NeuReality; John Kim, NVIDIA; Alex McDonald, Independent Consultant
As applications continue to increase in complexity and users demand more from their workloads, there is a trend to again deploy dedicated accelerator chips to assist or offload the main CPU. These new accelerators (xPUs) have multiple names such as SmartNIC, DPU, IPU, APU, NAPU. How are these different than GPU, TPU, CPU? xPUs accelerate…