Drut Technologies announces first photonic accelerator solution for the AI datacenter

Drut Technologies, a growing technology company offering innovative high-performance solutions for the datacenter accelerator market, launched their new DynamicXcelerator architecture.

Drut’s DynamicXcelerator mitigates GPU scaling challenges by introducing dynamic slicing via photonic cros­s connects, and creating topologies based on the AI/ML workload traffic matrixes. This allows for the buildup of low-latency direct-paths, dynamically between any group of accelerators or GPUs within a datacenter.

Jitender Miglani, Founder of Drut Technologies says, “Bringing the reconfigurability at both link layer and bandwidth layer, is a game-changer as it helps open the system interconnects to adapt to the underlying workload requirements.” As part of his earlier career experiences, he helped deliver a similar technology to a cloud hyperscaler for their optical circuit switch architecture.

Targeting the expanding AI market, Drut’s DynamicXcelerator can be built at half of the cost of the equivalent connectivity options, which avoids vendor lock-in and enables multi-vendor AI cloud solutions. “The DynamicXcelerator is the culmination of years of work by the Drut team. We are proud of what we have built and believe this architecture will be the foundation of many data centres as it addresses performance, resource efficiency and climate concerns,” said William Koss, CEO of Drut Technologies.

In addition to the advantage of cost, customers can build AI solutions that allow users to ride the Accelerator and GPU curve as new modules are offered, by simply adding them to the DynamicXcelerator and connecting them to general purpose compute nodes. This provides an operational change to how users manage and live with datacenter infrastructure.

Utilising a dynamic photonic fabric makes it possible to create direct paths between accelerators, without having to build a tiered electrical packet switch hierarchy. This reduces cost, simplifies designs, creates predictable latency, and is dynamic and deterministic in the topologies it builds. The technology used is all standards based, can be used with any compatible server, or accelerator device, and can be deployed for new and existing datacenters.

“Large-scale reconfigurable supercomputing clusters in the data centre will soon no longer be the preserve of the hyperscalers,” says Roy Rubenstein, consultant at LightCounting Market Research. “In the last year, Drut has gone from showing a composable server architecture to the promise of large-scale reconfigurable supercomputing clusters in the data centre.” The DynamicXcelerator is geared towards both small GPU data centres for enterprise customers but can also scale up to the height of large hyperscaler data centres. It is ideal for a variety of workloads, including machine learning, artificial intelligence, and high-performance computing.

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