VMware’s Bitfusion acquisition could be a game-changer for GPU computing

Networkworld | July 31, 2019

In a low-key move that went under the radar of a lot of us, last week VMware snapped up a startup called Bitfusion, which makes virtualization software for accelerated computing. It improves performance of virtual machines by offloading processing to accelerator chips, such as GPUs, FPGAs, or other custom ASICs.Bitfusion provides sharing of GPU resources among isolated GPU compute workloads, allowing workloads to be shared across the customer’s network. This way workloads are not tied to one physical server but shared as a pool of resources, and if multiple GPUs are brought to bear, performance naturally increases. In many ways, Bitfusion offers for hardware acceleration what VMware offered to the compute landscape several years ago. Bitfusion also aligns well with VMware’s ‘Any Cloud, Any App, Any Device’ vision with its ability to work across AI frameworks, clouds, networks, and formats such as virtual machines and containers,” said Krish Prasad, senior vice president and general manager of the Cloud Platform Business Unit at VMware, in a blog post announcing the deal.

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To respond to the ever increasing demand for faster innovation, organizations are looking to shift to a more agile, service-oriented IT model that leverages both private and public clouds. Highly dynamic, agile, available, and programmatic compute, network, storage and security services are no longer a business advantage but are simply “table stakes” to remain competitive. While customers recognize the need to complete the journey to the hybrid cloud and SDDC, they are faced with significant challenges.

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