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Linux is the language of the data center, and it’s the language we’re speaking on Kernel of Truth! Tune in to hear our rotating panel of Cumulus Networks’ best and brightest, plus guest experts from the industry, discuss networking news and the hottest trends in the data center. Whether we’re talking about chassis or getting SaaS-y, you can count on Kernel of Truth for unique insight into the world of open networking — plus some good old-fashioned nerd humor here and there.

Kernel of Truth Cumulus Networks

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Linux is the language of the data center, and it’s the language we’re speaking on Kernel of Truth! Tune in to hear our rotating panel of Cumulus Networks’ best and brightest, plus guest experts from the industry, discuss networking news and the hottest trends in the data center. Whether we’re talking about chassis or getting SaaS-y, you can count on Kernel of Truth for unique insight into the world of open networking — plus some good old-fashioned nerd humor here and there.

    Live media production over IP networks

    Live media production over IP networks

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    This is a packed episode of Kernel of Truth! In this episode we speak with Thomas Kernen, a Fellow at the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers and a Senior Staff Architect at NVIDIA focusing on Media and Entertainment. In today’s episode we speak to Thomas about all things media and entertainment. We start with talking about the different protocols we see in the media and entertainment space. Then we expand into the special design requirements, addressing topics such as timing protocols, sampling and bit rates. And finally we finish with the common hardware architectures, including redundant hardware pathways. This episode is longer than our usual episodes as Thomas is so knowledgeable and passionate about the industry!

    Guest Bios















    Thomas Kernen: Thomas is a Senior Staff Architect at NVIDIA. His main area of focus is defining architectures for transforming the broadcast industry to an All-IP infrastructure with a special interest in time transfert & synchronization. He is a SMPTE Fellow and serves as the co-chair for the SMPTE 32NF Technology Committee. You can find him on Twitter at @tkernen



    Roopa Prabhu: Roopa is an engineering leader and architect at NVIDIA. She and her team work on all things Linux kernel networking and Linux system infrastructure. Her primary focus areas in the Linux kernel are Linux bridge, Netlink, Routing, VxLAN, Lightweight tunnels and E-VPN data plane. She is involved in several Open networking communities – Linux kernel networking, Open Compute Foundation, netdevconf and the DENT project. Her past experience includes Linux clusters, High Performance Computing, Ethernet NIC drivers and Linux KVM virtualization platforms. She has a BS and MS in Computer Science. You can find her on Twitter at @__roopa.



    Rama Darbha: Rama is the Director of Solutions Architecture at NVIDIA. He and his team help drive adoption of modern networking solutions. Starting with architectures and protocols, then moving to application integrations and finishing with ecosystem integrations, Rama and his team of networking solutions architects try to help customers solve the most complex of infrastructure problems. You can find him on Twitter at @Radar_Bot.

















    Show links

    SMPTE: https://www.smpte.org/

    NVIDIA media and entertainment: http...

    • 43 min
    datacenterHawk and the business of building data centers

    datacenterHawk and the business of building data centers

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    We have a special episode of Kernel of Truth! In this episode we speak with David Liggitt, the founder and CEO of datacenterHawk. datacenterHawk is a leading provider of information on the top Internet exchanges, cloud computing providers, carrier hotels, and colocation facilities. Today’s episode we speak to David about the business of building data centers, the trends we’re seeing the geographic placement of data centers, and we extend the conversation to talk about the economics influencing the data center diaspora.

    Guest Bios

    David Liggitt: David is the Founder and CEO of datacenterHawk. He has been active in the data center industry since 2007. Before becoming an entrepreneur, David managed data center transactions for Fortune 500 companies with a global commercial real estate company. He is passionate about helping industry professionals make well-informed decisions. David earned his Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and currently lives in Dallas with his wife and two boys.

    Roopa Prabhu: Roopa is an engineering leader and architect at NVIDIA. She and her team work on all things Linux kernel networking and Linux system infrastructure. Her primary focus areas in the Linux kernel are Linux bridge, Netlink, Routing, VxLAN, Lightweight tunnels and E-VPN data plane. She is involved in several Open networking communities – Linux kernel networking, Open Compute Foundation, netdevconf and the DENT project. Her past experience includes Linux clusters, High Performance Computing, Ethernet NIC drivers and Linux KVM virtualization platforms. She has a BS and MS in Computer Science. You can find her on Twitter at @__roopa.



    Rama Darbha: Rama is the Director of Solutions Architecture at NVIDIA. He and his team help drive adoption of modern networking solutions. Starting with architectures and protocols, then moving to application integrations and finishing with ecosystem integrations, Rama and his team of networking solutions architects try to help customers solve the most complex of infrastructure problems. You can find him on Twitter at @Radar_Bot.

    Show links

    datacenterHawk homepage: https://www.datacenterhawk.com

    Our latest quarterly market recap: a title="Original URL: https://www.datacenterhawk.com/blog/2q-2021-data-center-market-recap?cln=1. Click or tap if you trust this link." href="https://nam11.

    • 31 min
    Autonomous Vehicle Simulation and Distributed Compute Systems

    Autonomous Vehicle Simulation and Distributed Compute Systems

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    Our fourth episode of this season’s of Kernel of Truth has been released! In this episode we have invited Andre Payant to talk about the Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Simulation and the challenges of moving from a single compute system to a distributed compute system.

    Guest Bios

    André Payant: André is senior manager in the AV platform team at NVIDIA. André manages an architecture team responsible for development, simulation and vehicle platforms along with managing development and delivery of platform software for the DRIVE Constellation simulation system. André brings more than 20 years of experience in automotive systems architecture and product development.

    Roopa Prabhu: Roopa is an engineering leader and architect at NVIDIA. She and her team work on all things Linux kernel networking and Linux system infrastructure. Her primary focus areas in the Linux kernel are Linux bridge, Netlink, Routing, VxLAN, Lightweight tunnels and E-VPN data plane. She is involved in several Open networking communities – Linux kernel networking, Open Compute Foundation, netdevconf and the DENT project. Her past experience includes Linux clusters, High Performance Computing, Ethernet NIC drivers and Linux KVM virtualization platforms. She has a BS and MS in Computer Science. You can find her on Twitter at @__roopa.



    Rama Darbha: Rama is the Director of Solutions Architecture at NVIDIA, formerly Cumulus Networks. He and his team help drive adoption of modern networking solutions. Starting with architectures and protocols, then moving to application integrations and finishing with ecosystem integrations, Rama and his team of networking solutions architectures try to help customers solve the most complex of infrastructure problems. You can find him on Twitter at @Radar_Bot.

    Show links

    NVIDIA DRIVE product site: https://developer.nvidia.com/drive

    NVIDIA DRIVE Simulation including Constellation: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/self-driving-cars/simulation/

    Blog deep dive into Constellation: https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2020/05/19/nvidia-fleet-drives-in-the-data-center/

     

    • 12 min
    Demystifying the DPU and DOCA

    Demystifying the DPU and DOCA

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    Our third episode of this season’s of Kernel of Truth has been released! In this episode we have invited Ariel Kit to talk about the DPU, DOCA and the future of server networking.

    Guest Bios

    Ariel Kit: Ariel Kit is director of product marketing for Networking at NVIDIA. Ariel manages the strategy and delivery of the NVIDIA BlueField DPU software portfolio and cyber-security. Ariel leads product management for the new DOCA software framework starting a journey to create a thriving community of DPU developers. Ariel brings more than 8 years of experience in product development in the fields of cyber-security and embedded system-on-chip, backed up by over 12 years in R&D managerial roles



    Roopa Prabhu: Roopa Prabhu is an engineering leader and architect at NVIDIA. She and her team work on all things Linux kernel networking and Linux system infrastructure. Her primary focus areas in the Linux kernel are Linux bridge, Netlink, Routing, VxLAN, Lightweight tunnels and E-VPN data plane. She is involved in several Open networking communities – Linux kernel networking, Open Compute Foundation, netdevconf and the DENT project. Her past experience includes Linux clusters, High Performance Computing, ethernet NIC drivers and Linux KVM virtualization platforms. She has a BS and MS in Computer Science. You can find her on Twitter at @__roopa.



    Rama Darbha: Rama is the Director of Solutions Architecture at NVIDIA, formerly Cumulus Networks. He and his team help drive adoption of modern networking solutions. Starting with architectures and protocols, then moving to application integrations and finishing with ecosystem integrations, Rama and his team of networking solutions architectures try to help customers solve the most complex of infrastructure problems. You can find him on Twitter at @Radar_Bot.

    Show links

    NVIDIA DPU: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/networking/products/data-processing-unit/

    NVIDIA DOCA: https://developer.nvidia.com/networking/doca

    NVIDIA BlueField DPU Hackathon: https://developer.nvidia.com/blog/nvidia-bluefield-european-hackathon-fuels-data-center-innovation-with-pioneering-dpu-based-applications-demonstrations/

    NVIDIA DOCA SDK blog: https://developer.nvidia.com/blog/nvidia-delivers-doca-sdk-to-accelerate-and-secure-next-generation-data-center/

    NVIDIA DOC Developer blog: https://developer.nvidia.com/blog/accelerating-solution-development-with-doca-on-blue...

    • 31 min
    Healthcare and IT Infrastructure

    Healthcare and IT Infrastructure

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    We’re on a roll, the second episode of this seasons of Kernel of Truth has been released! In this episode we have invited Deb Millin to talk about the IT in the healthcare industry. We focus on new solutions in healthcare around AI and how all that affects the IT infrastructure requirements.

    Guest Bios

    Deb Millin: Deborah Millin is a Senior Director of Healthcare Business Development, focusing on Smart Hospital Strategy at NVIDIA. Having previously led the Healthcare strategy at Mellanox, she is now responsible for growing revenue streams, creating new solutions, and growing the ecosystem of business partnerships that align to NVIDIA’s product portfolio. With more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, she is helping healthcare organizations increase efficiency, become more competitive, raise the quality of patient and clinical safety and to become innovative organizations to best predict and anticipate a higher level of care with greater insights to patient outcomes.

    Roopa Prabhu: Roopa Prabhu is an engineering leader and architect at NVIDIA. She and her team work on all things Linux kernel networking and Linux system infrastructure. Her primary focus areas in the Linux kernel are Linux bridge, Netlink, Routing, VxLAN, Lightweight tunnels and E-VPN data plane. She is involved in several Open networking communities – Linux kernel networking, Open Compute Foundation, netdevconf and the DENT project. Her past experience includes Linux clusters, High Performance Computing, ethernet NIC drivers and Linux KVM virtualization platforms. She has a BS and MS in Computer Science. You can find her on Twitter at @__roopa.



    Rama Darbha: Rama is the Director of Solutions Architecture at NVIDIA, formerly Cumulus Networks. He and his team help drive adoption of modern networking solutions. Starting with architectures and protocols, then moving to application integrations and finishing with ecosystem integrations, Rama and his team of networking solutions architectures try to help customers solve the most complex of infrastructure problems. You can find him on Twitter at @Radar_Bot.

    Show links

    NVIDIA Healthcare: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/industries/healthcare-life-sciences/

    NVIDIA River Max: https://developer.nvidia.com/networking/rivermax

    NVIDIA GPU Direct: https://developer.nvidia.com/gpudirect

    • 27 min
    Intersection of MLOps and NetDevOps

    Intersection of MLOps and NetDevOps

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    We’re back for a brand new season of the Kernel of Truth podcast. We’ve had some changes but you’ll hear some familiar voices. Roopa Prabhu is back, and Rama Darbha has joined her as a co-host. In this episode we have invited Nicolas Koumchatzky to talk about MLOps and how it intersects with NetDevOps. We cover how the industry is defining MLOps, then we compare and contrast MLOps to NetDevOps, finally finishing with how real world deployments are using both paradigms. Thanks for joining us in a new season and don’t forget to also check out the links below with resources referenced in the podcast.

    Guest Bios

    Nico Koumchatzky: Nico is the Sr Director of AI Infrastructure at NVIDIA, formally leading the Cortex (AI platform) team at Twitter. He and his team develop and operate the end-to-end cloud MLOps platform for autonomous vehicles (DriveAV). This includes CI/Build, the core compute and data platform as well as tools/SDK/UIs/services for data acquisition, ingestion, curation, labeling; model training, evaluation; AV system development and evaluation and debugging of the overall AV (AI based) system. You can find him on Twitter at @nkoumchatzky.



    Roopa Prabhu: Roopa is a Linux Architect at NVIDIA, formally Cumulus Networks. She and her team work on all things kernel networking and Linux system infrastructure areas. Her primary focus areas in the Linux kernel are Linux bridge, Netlink, VxLAN, Lightweight tunnels. She is currently focused on building Linux kernel dataplane for E-VPN. She loves working with the Linux kernel networking and debian communities. Her past experience includes Linux clusters, ethernet drivers and Linux KVM virtualization platforms. She has a BS and MS in Computer Science. You can find her on Twitter at @__roopa.

    Rama Darbha: Rama is the Director of Solutions Architecture at NVIDIA, formally Cumulus Networks. He and his team help drive adoption of modern networking solutions. Starting with architectures and protocols, then moving to application integrations and finishing with ecosystem integrations, Rama and his team of networking solutions architectures try to help customers solve the most complex of infrastructure problems. You can find him on Twitter at @Radar_Bot.

    Show links

    NVIDIA MLOps: https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2020/09/03/what-is-mlops/

    • 31 min

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