VMware to buy machine learning acceleration startup Bitfusion

ANCHAL SOLANKI | July 20, 2019

VMware Inc., a software company, recently announced plans to acquire Bitfusion, a Texas-based firm that delivers ground-breaking AI infrastructure disaggregation platform for FPGAs & GPUs. With the new acquisition, VMware will leverage Bitfusion’s technology for virtualizing AI accelerators. The terms related to the transaction are not yet disclosed, cite source.For the record, software platform of Bitfusion decouples specific physical resources from servers they are attached to in the cloud environment. The company’s focus is on graphics processor units, but the platform can be extended to support other accelerators like field-programmable gate arrays and application-specific integrated circuits. It also works across AI frameworks, networks, formats and clouds, such as virtual machines & containers.

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