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Tuesday, September 15 • 12:45pm - 1:15pm
ThymesisFlow: A Hardware/software Open Framework for Software Defined Disaggregation Based on OpenCAPI - Christian Pinto, IBM Research Europe

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In this talk Dr Pinto will introduce ThymesisFlow, a hardware/software open framework based on OpenCAPI for implementing off-tray peripherals disaggregation via a software defined interconnect. Peripherals can be borrowed from a remote server and interfaced to the local processor, in the same spirit an off-chip peripheral is connected to the processor. ThymesisFlow is based on the OpenCAPI 3.0 specification and relies on a custom MAC that interfaces to a low-latency network. Each ThymesisFlow instance serves as bridge between the local coherence domain of a POWER processor and a remote counterpart, mastering unmodified OpenCAPI transactions towards the correct remote coherent domains based on the target address. During this talk Dr. Pinto will drive the audience through the hardware/software design of a main system memory disaggregation prototype using ThymesisFlow, its full stack evaluation on a set of cloud workloads, as well as a live demonstration on two IBM AC922 POWER9 servers.

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Christian Pinto

Research Scientist, IBM Research Europe
Dr. Christian Pinto is a Research Scientist and member of the Next Generation Systems and Cloud team at IBM Research Europe in Ireland since 2017. Dr. Pinto is currently leading research work on disaggregation of compute peripherals as a vehicle for improving the efficiency of large... Read More →

Tuesday September 15, 2020 12:45pm - 1:15pm CDT
Track 2A
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