DriveNets becomes a member of the Ultra Ethernet Consortium

Nov. 27, 2023
The company commits to developing open and multi-vendor Ethernet solutions for AI.

DriveNets has joined the Ultra Ethernet Consortium, which aims to build open, interoperable, Ethernet-based architecture for high-performance networking that serves AI and HPC workloads.

The company’s Network Cloud-AI– introduced in May and now available for order with Broadcom Jericho 3-AI-based white boxes– offers an AI networking solution based on trials with major hyperscalers and independent testing by Scala Computing. It improves the performance of large-scale AI workloads regardless of GPU or AI accelerator used, enabling users to build open, multi-vendor AI infrastructures.

DriveNets said its Network Cloud-AI solution is already 18-24 months ahead of the rest of the AI networking industry in terms of performance thanks to its implementation of high-scale, cell-based fabric with cell-based load balancing and end-to-end scheduling. Based on the high-scale router technology, it supports AI back-end and front-end networks with the same solution.

According to the results of Scala Computing's testing, DriveNets Network Cloud-AI Ethernet solution delivers exceptional job completion time (JCT) results at the highest workload performance without being locked to specific hardware - supporting an open and flexible ecosystem of ASICs, ODMs, and optical vendors.

DriveNets also contributes to the Open Compute Project (OCP) distributed disaggregated chassis (DDC) standard, becoming a critical open networking standard. 

OCP is also working with the UEC to improve Ethernet performance for AI clusters and HPC. Joining the UEC and Network Cloud-AI's industry-leading Ethernet-based AI networking performance reinforces DriveNets' role in the efforts to bring high-performance Ethernet solutions to the industry.

"AI is going to be ubiquitous in cloud and data center infrastructure and will require technology that can effectively minimize GPU idle cycles in high-performance AI workloads," said Ido Susan, founder and CEO of DriveNets. "Solving for that calls for Ethernet-based fabric that supports open, standards-based architectures that eliminate vendor lock-in. The Ultra Ethernet Consortium is committed to advancing open, interoperable Ethernet-based solutions, and DriveNets is proud to support its efforts to evolve the Ethernet standard."

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