Server Connectivity Backbone
The rapid innovation in specialized workloads – like artificial intelligence and machine learning – demand high-bandwidth, low-latency interconnects between processors, workload accelerators, and storage nodes. Heterogeneous computing and modular server designs are redefining the connectivity backbone in the next generation of servers.
Specialized semiconductors will help enable this connectivity backbone, and system designers expect plug-and-play interoperability to accelerate technology adoption.
Rapid Deployment of PCIe® 4.0 & 5.0 Technology
Servers have been stuck with PCIe 3.0 technology for almost 10 years! Now, with PCIe 4.0 processors entering the market and PCIe 5.0 technology right on its heels, system designers are rapidly gearing up for PCIe 4.0 (2019) and PCIe 5.0 (2020) designs supported by a broad array of processors, workload accelerators, smart I/Os, FPGAs, and SSDs. Next up is PCIe 6.0 technology!
Leveraging standards-compliant semiconductors and plug-and-play systems can accelerate the shift to these blazing-fast speeds!
High Performance Computing (HPC) and Cloud applications require a robust infrastructure with extensive testing and verification. Aries Smart Retimers are designed from the ground up to meet server-class connectivity with a robust SerDes.
Astera Labs is leading the industry to ensure seamless interoperation and guarantees customers low-risk designs.
Having rigorous interoperability tests with all major Root Complex (CPU) and multiple endpoints (GPU, FPGA, NIC, Storage, Switch), Aries Smart Retimers are the most widely tested Retimer products in the industry that meet PCI-SIG compliance and Intel’s PCIe® 4.0 Supplemental Validation Guide test.
Distributed Machine Learning
The proliferation of applications for artificial intelligence has spurred the creation of dedicated hardware platforms like GPU-based accelerator trays or purpose-built semiconductor clusters for machine learning and neural network training.
Machine learning accelerators need reliable, high-bandwidth, and low-latency connectivity with maximum up-time to keep pace with the influx of data needing to be processed.
High-end Gaming Graphics
Faster processors and graphics cards with PCIe 4.0 support are spurring a rapidly-growing market for gaming PC hardware. As graphics become more advanced in resolution and realism, the speed and cooling requirements become difficult to meet.
Maximize your graphics and gaming experience with a GPU booster card!