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AI in Networking

15 Jun, 2018 in News

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine learning, etc - these advancements in technology based off of human interaction and intuition are becoming a part of daily lives. And this shift that is occurring, introducing this technology to legacy environments and new, is calling upon a new breed of servers. 

Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks discusses the 7170 and it's unique abilities in her article, Universal Cloud Networking with Arista

An excerpt below shares an interesting focus on how Arista is addressing the need for uniqueness in the AI space. 

"Artificial intelligence applications for patterns, photos and speech recognition have driven a processor evolution from CPUs to NPUs to now, GPUs. Networking is witnessing a parallel evolution and pushing the scale of shuttling massive data between machines. It creates an ever-increasing need for control over the way networks are rebuilt. Building these networks requires both, programmable paths to drive intelligence and uncompromised performance. Doing both hasn’t been easy until now."

We've likely all been exposed and are exposed to AI but in a refresher course, here are the ways it's being used today from Wikipedia.

"Artificial intelligence, defined as intelligence exhibited by machines, has many applications in today's society. More specifically, it is Weak AI, the form of A.I. where programs are developed to perform specific tasks, that is being utilized for a wide range of activities including medical diagnosis, electronic trading, robot control, and remote sensing. AI has been used to develop and advance numerous fields and industries, including finance, healthcare, education, transportation, and more."

To advance these technologies it's imperative to have the core systems to run and support them. Arista networks has their eye on the next wave to come. 


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