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Distributed Machine Learning on Virtualized Servers
Luke Wignall, NVIDIA | Mohan Potheri, VMware | Boris Kovalev, Mellanox
Horovod is a distributed machine learning platform that can leverage GPUs for deep learning. We'll talk about a joint project between NVIDIA, Mellanox, and VMware to create a high-performance platform leveraging NVIDIA vCompute Server, Mellanox-based high speed networking, and vSphere PVRDMA. We'll compare the results of common benchmarks that ran with and without PVRDMA. We'll also discuss a reference architecture for leveraging vCompute server for ML.