The datacenter is evolving. DPUs are fast becoming the third pillar of enterprise computing in addition to the CPU and GPU. At the same time, the increasing complexity in enterprise software has led to the rise of new tools like Kubernetes and Operators.
This talk touches upon why the DPU makes sense and how best to use this new class of devices. We then demo Ubuntu running a lightweight upstream Kubernetes (microK8s) on the DPU, and discuss the challenges facing software orchestration today. Using Kubeflow as an example, we then preview a solution for application management and integration, with the Python Operator Framework.