This M2DC appliance enables competitive advantage with respect to performance, scalability, efficiency and cost-savings to applications in need of image scaling processes. This task has become a typical use case in modern web applications like social networks, cloud applications and web shop systems, delivering a large amount of images in different sizes through responsive websites and several clients. Our success stories include Europe's largest photo finisher - CEWE - handling millions of images per year for delivering high quality photo products.
Present-day servers are equipped with state-of-the-art general-purpose CPUs with x86 architecture, designed for high performance at workload peaks. Aiming improvement of processing performance, the M2DC IMG appliance offers an alternative based on specialized hardware, in terms of graphical processing units (GPUs). For image processing use cases they offer more performance or lower power consumption compared to standard CPU architectures. As this approach requires a specialized customization effort to make the most of the hardware, the IMG appliance couples an energy efficient implementation with an abstracted and easy to use REST interface.
The appliance includes a central component for increasing the energy efficiency of the image processing system
It includes a data mining enhancement to minimize the continuous workload forecastings that enables aggressive application scheduling while still meeting service level agreements
Usage of GPUs to increase energy efficiency by a factor of 8 compared to x86, with an additional factor using the intelligent workload management extension of the OpenStack cloud management
You can choose from a wide range of modules, which together form a heterogeneous cluster. These may be microservers with high-performance x86 or ARM64 as well as low-power ARM processors with the latter also providing GPU computing capabilities. And, in addition to the CPU-based microservers, also FPGAs are available for specialized applications. PCIe extension cards are also supported for even further flexibility.
TX2 nodes for high performance
Network Attached Storage
Message Passing Server
OpenStack for deployment
Greatly efficient and with lower cost.
9 High-Performance Microservers
48 Low-Power Microservers
Ready for the most demanding challenges.
27 High-Performance Microservers
144 Low-Power Microservers
The most powerful option.
45 High-Performance Microservers
240 Low-Power Microservers