Architecture for Latency-Sensitive Workloads and Big Data

Jul 02, 2020

 Architecture for Latency-Sensitive Workloads and Big Data

The demand for applications that can process high volumes of data to deliver enhanced insights and decision-making intelligence continues to grow. But when standard processors meet big data sets, bottlenecks tend to develop and can quickly deteriorate application performance. To prevent your application from encountering such issues, it is vital to seek out hardware platforms that are specifically designed for heavy workloads.

At UNICOM Engineering, we offer an expansive portfolio of high-performance platforms developed by our industry-leading partners like Dell Technologies and Intel, to ensure our customers’ solutions are optimized for maximum efficiency and output. Read on for a better understanding of how these platforms can help you optimize your solution and receive a healthy return on your investment.

Parallel Processing and the Need for Low Latency

According to a Dell Technologies’ Direct2DellEMC blog entitled, Are you an OEM Designing Architecture for Latency-Sensitive Workloads?, one way that hardware designers and manufacturers have improved data processing performance is by breaking processing tasks down into several sub-tasks that are processed simultaneously. This is known as parallel processing and is essentially a requirement for applications today across various verticals including Healthcare, Energy, Finance, Telecom, and more.

Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are examples of recent developments in the parallel processing hardware space that have proven to deliver exponential speed increases over standard computing architectures. These platform developments are setting the stage for breakthroughs in applications that utilize machine learning training/inference and other large-scale workloads that would not be possible without such hardware innovation.

There is also a need in the market for applications that can process data as close to wire speed as possible. Financial and trading applications are examples of those which are latency-sensitive because a mere microsecond can make all the difference in making a significant profit or loss in the environments where these applications are deployed. Again, this is an area where high-performance hardware platforms are essential. Fortunately, the Dell Technologies team has developed platforms that can integrate accelerator technology, as discussed here, to support these types of heavy workloads.

The Dell EMC PowerEdge 4140 is Designed for Processing Huge Data Sets

An example of one platform that can accelerate your application’s processing power is the Dell EMC PowerEdge C4140, which is a 1U server utilizing two 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, with up to 24 cores per processor. According to Dell Technologies, the PowerEdge C4140 features a unique design allowing it to house up to four full-length double-width PCIe accelerators at the front of the chassis to maximize airflow and enable peak performance. This configuration is ideal for applications with high-performance requirements. The server also delivers un-throttled performance with its unique GPU design and unmatched acceleration technology, while supporting up to 300W per accelerator card. The PowerEdge C4140 platform results in significantly reduced latency, allowing you to gain productivity even with huge data sets.

Build on Dell Technologies with UNICOM Engineering: The Right Partner Makes All the Difference

Whether your solution is focused on finance, healthcare, sciences, or artificial intelligence, Dell EMC PowerEdge C4140 servers deliver. UNICOM Engineering’s long-standing partnerships with Dell Technologies and Intel, ensures our engineers and technical experts are trained and ready to help you at every step from design through delivery and support. You can rest assured that your application is running on the best technology and optimized for high performance even while processing heavy or latency-sensitive workloads. To learn more and see how UNICOM Engineering can help you Build Bold on Dell Technologies, watch our Build on Dell video, visit our website, or contact us today at 800-977-1010.

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