Flexing AI Workloads Using KubeFlow and OpenShift Container Platform

first_imgWant to create a flexible environment for machine learning and deep learning workloads? Deploy Kubeflow on an OpenShift Container platform with Dell EMC PowerEdge servers.Many enterprises invest in custom infrastructure to support artificial intelligence (AI) and their data science teams. While the goal is right, this approach can be a problem. Oftentimes, these ad-hoc hardware implementations live outside of the mainstream data center, and that can limit adoption.To facilitate wider adoption of AI-driven applications in the enterprise, organizations can integrate production-grade, experimental AI technologies in already well-defined platforms. That’s the idea behind Kubeflow: The Machine learning Toolkit for Kubernetes.Kubeflow is an open-source Kubernetes-native platform to accelerate machine learning (ML) projects. It’s a composable, scalable, portable stack that includes the components and automation features you need to integrate ML tools. These tools work together to create a cohesive machine learning pipeline to deploy and operationalize ML applications at scale.A proven platform for KubeflowKubeflow requires a Kubernetes environment, such as Google Kubernetes Engine or Red Hat OpenShift. To help your organization meet this need, Dell EMC and Red Hat offer a proven platform design that provides accelerated delivery of stateless and stateful cloud-native applications using enterprise-grade container orchestration.This enterprise-ready architecture serves as the foundation for building a robust, high-performance environment that supports various lifecycle stages of an AI project: model development using Jupyter Notebooks, rapid iteration and testing using Tensorflow, training deep learning (DL) models using graphics processing units (GPUs), and enabling prediction using developed models.Among other advantages:Running ML workloads in the same environment as the rest of your company’s applications reduces IT complexity.Using Kubernetes as the underlying platform makes it easier for your ML engineers to develop a model locally using readily accessible development systems, such as laptop computers, before deploying the application to a production cloud-native environment.To learn moreReady for a deeper dive? To learn more, check out these resources.Streamline your Machine Learning Projects on OpenShift Container Platform v3.11 using KubeflowLearn how to accelerate your ML/DL projects using Kubeflow and NVIDIA GPUs: Executing ML/DL Workloads using OpenShift Container Platform v3.11 white paperGain design guidance for implementing the OpenShift Container Platform on Dell EMC infrastructure: Dell EMC Ready Architecture for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform v3.11 Architecture Guidelast_img read more

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Expanding Our Edge Portfolio for Modern Software-Defined Networking

first_imgAs MWC19 Los Angeles kicks off today, our team at Dell Technologies has been getting ready for the conference which is slated to be dominated by advancements in 5G, AI, IoT, and advances in technology for the automotive and media industries.As these next-generation technologies develop, our service provider and enterprise customers are having to modernize infrastructure from the data center all the way out to the network edge for enabling innovation, controlling costs, reducing complexity and providing scalability.Last year, my team and I at Dell Technologies announced the Dell EMC Virtual Edge Platform (VEP) family that expands edge service delivery options and helps customers modernize network operations via universal Customer Premise Equipment (uCPE).We’ve expanded upon that promise by introducing a new member to that product family. The Dell EMC VEP1405 series connects the enterprise to the edge via universal Customer Premise Equipment (uCPE), uniting branch locations to the cloud and complementing its larger VEP4600 predecessor.As a uCPE device, both service providers and enterprises can future-proof network operations and save on capital expenditures by shifting numerous, dedicated proprietary physical appliances to this single platform to host various virtual network functions (VNFs) such as software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN), firewall, deep-packet inspection and routing.Using software-defined architecture, virtualization, open standards and APIs, service providers and enterprises can accelerate their digital transformation goals to take advantage of new market opportunities more quickly and efficiently. With the VEP1405, we can help our customers build out their infrastructure of the future by offering software-defined networking at the edge in a very small, affordable package that offers flexibility.The compact fixed form-factor of the VEP1405 uses Intel® Atom® C-3000 x86-based processor – a purpose-built networking processor supporting Intel® Quick Assist Technology and Intel® Data Plane Development Kit to accelerate encryption and packet processing respectively – that is intended for value, lower power consumption and multiple core options.Additional highlights of VEP1405 include:Validation for ADVA Ensemble software which provides a choice from among 50+ virtual network functions for operational flexibility.Additional mobile connection capabilities offered with Wi-Fi for areas with power but without hard-wired connections.Consistent VNF behavior and customer experience between the VEP1405 and VEP4600, aiding faster time to revenue and reduced deployment risks.Sold and supported globally with Dell EMC Services and world-class supply chain.VEP1405 is now globally available. If your organization needs software-defined networking at the Edge in a small, affordable package, you can get more VEP1405 details here.last_img read more

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US economy shrank 3.5% in 2020 after growing 4% last quarter

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Stuck in the grip of a viral pandemic, the U.S. economy grew at a 4% annual rate in the final three months of 2020 and shrank last year by the largest amount in 74 years. For 2020 as a whole, a year when the coronavirus inflicted the worst economic freeze since the end of World War II, the economy contracted 3.5% and clouded the outlook for the coming year. The economic damage followed the eruption of the pandemic 10 months ago and the deep recession it triggered, with tens of millions of Americans left jobless.last_img read more

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Ex-FBI lawyer given probation for Russia probe actions

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — A former FBI lawyer has been sentenced to probation for altering an email the Justice Department relied on during its surveillance of an aide to President Donald Trump during the Russia investigation. Kevin Clinesmith at his sentencing hearing Friday apologized for doctoring the email about Carter Page’s relationship with the CIA. He said he was “truly ashamed” of what he had done. Prosecutors sought several months in prison for Clinesmith, but the judge said Clinesmith’s action was the only stain on his record and that he had already endured public vilification. The sentence is likely to disappoint Trump supporters, who claim the Russia probe was a witch hunt. The investigation resulted in charges against six Trump associates.last_img read more

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Police: Rapper Silento charged with murder in shooting death

first_imgATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say the Atlanta rapper Silento has been arrested and charged with murder in the January shooting death of his 34-year-old cousin. Police in the Atlanta suburb of DeKalb County said Monday that the rapper whose legal name is Ricky Hawk was arrested and booked into jail. A police statement said he’s charged with murder in the Jan. 21 death of Frederick Rooks. Silento is known for his hit viral dance song “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae).” It wasn’t immediately known if Hawk had an attorney who could comment for him.last_img read more

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Tigray opposition parties assert 50,000-plus civilian deaths

first_imgNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A trio of opposition parties in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region estimates that more than 50,000 civilians have been killed in the three-month conflict, and they urge the international community to intervene before a “humanitarian disaster of biblical proportion will become a gruesome reality.” The statement does not say where the estimate comes from. No official death toll has emerged since the fighting began in early November between Ethiopian and allied forces and those of the Tigray region. Civilians have been dying from targeted attacks, crossfire and disease. New Tigray administrators appointed by Ethiopia have even warned people are starving to death.last_img read more

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Ex-ECB’s Draghi positioned to lead Italy after politics fail

first_imgROME (AP) — The president of Italy has summoned former European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi to a Wednesday meeting after announcing he wants the quick formation of a non-political government to lead Italy during the coronavirus pandemic. Addressing the nation Tuesday night, President Sergio Mattarella said negotiations to try to forge a new government out of the collapsed coalition of Premier Giuseppe Conte had failed. Mattarella said Italy can’t afford to suffer through a months-long campaign for parliamentary elections during the pandemic. He appealed to all parties to support formation of a non-political government. The 73-year-old Draghi was credited with a crucial role in saving Europe’s single currency, the euro.last_img read more

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