Building a Future-Proof AI Foundation With VMware Private AI

VMware’s presentation on Private AI at AI Field Day emphasized their forward-looking approach in creating a scalable and secure foundation for enterprises investing in artificial intelligence. Their platform addresses the challenges of AI deployment and management, optimizing compute resources and providing robust data processing capabilities. With VMware’s Private AI, businesses are empowered to harness the full potential of AI applications while ensuring compliance and protecting sensitive data. Read more in this Gestalt IT article by Sulagna Saha!

The Game-Changer in Cloud Networking: My Take on Broadcom’s Trident5-X12 Chip

Returning to her roots at Cloud Field Day 19, Shala Warner was intrigued by Broadcom’s Trident5-X12 chip, which appeals to her passion for networking with the expansive possibilities of the cloud. This powerhouse chip not only promises to push the boundaries for AI/ML data processing but hints at a security-first future, setting the stage for a new era where Cloud Operators and CDNs unite to fortify against DDoS threats. As a DevOps advocate, Shala envisions this kind of innovation driving a unified approach in both hardware and software realms, fostering collaborative and resilient cloud ecosystems. Read more in this DEV Community article!

Hardware Vendors Are Providing Better Network Monitoring Than Most Software Vendors

As Thomas LaRock wrote about earlier, 70% of enterprises use private clouds, including those with public-facing websites, pointing out the implicit challenge these companies face in securing their networks against DDoS attacks. Broadcom is innovating in this space with their Trident5-X12 chip featuring the NetGNT engine, which offers real-time traffic analysis and anomaly detection to bolster network security measures. However, despite the advancement in hardware-based security solutions, the onus remains on customers to develop and train the neural network models needed to identify and categorize threats—a task that requires specialized skills.

Better Switch(es) to Fight

Cloud Field Day 19 concluded with Broadcom, as Jim Czuprynski writes in this LinkedIn Pulse article, turning the often-overlooked networking components into a topic of significant impact for cloud infrastructure. Broadcom’s Trident5-X12 chip features smart built-in capabilities to scrutinize every network packet, potentially catching and blocking suspicious traffic such as DDOS attacks in real-time. This technology underscores the importance of robust network security measures, requiring system administrators to be proactive in training and adapting to emergent threat patterns, reinforcing our defense against sophisticated cyber threats.

Qumran3D, Broadcom’s New Single-Chip 25.6T Router for Cloud to Core Applications

In this article, Sulagna Saha reviews the new Qumran3D, a single-chip router from Broadcom that combines the power and functions of multiple routing solutions into one device. Designed to address key needs for bandwidth, low power consumption, and security, Qumran3D stands out with its 25.6 Tb/s capacity, integrated design, and enhanced security features like on-chip encryption. With its revolutionary single-chip architecture, Qumran3D promises to significantly reduce energy consumption and physical space requirements, positioning itself as a pivotal hardware innovation for core to cloud applications. Read about it at Gestalt IT or watch Broadcom’s presentation of Qumran3D from our recent Cloud Field Day event.

A Look at Broadcom’s Jericho3-Ai Ethernet Fabric: Schedules, Credits, and Cells

Broadcom has devised innovative mechanisms to tackle the issues facing the development of an Ethernet-based fabric supporting AI workloads, offering solutions to alleviate congestion, latency, and prevent dropped frames or packets. These methods, which include a scheduling framework, cells, and credits, have been showcased at Network Field Day 32, demonstrating how Broadcom creates an Ethernet fabric optimized for AI via its Jericho3-AI and Ramon ASICs. By creating a scheduled fabric and dividing Ethernet frames into equal-size cells, Broadcom minimizes tail latency and optimizes load balancing, enhancing the handling of AI and HPC workloads. Read more in this article for Packet Pushers written by Drew Conry-Murray.

Accelerated Model Training With Broadcom Jericho-3ai and Tomahawk Family

This Gestalt IT article highlights Broadcom’s specialized solutions for AI processing, which address the challenges faced by enterprises in their AI/ML initiatives. These solutions offer fabric-based networking with receiver-based or endpoint-based scheduling, bypassing issues such as flow collision, link failure, and traffic oversubscription. Watch the demos of Broadcom’s Scheduled Fabric Solutions from Networking Field Day for a more detailed understanding.

Broadcom’s AI Networking Solutions at Networking Field Day 32

At Networking Field Day 32, Broadcom presented their AI Networking solutions, which cater to the needs of AI-focused data center networks. These solutions address the unique attributes of AI workloads, such as fewer flows, high bandwidth flows, bursty traffic, and long training job durations. Read more about the presentation in this post by Ed Horley.

Networking Field Day 32- A.I., Bandwidth, Automation & More!

In this blog post, Girard Kavelines reflects on his experience at Networking Field Day and highlights two standout presentations from Broadcom and Anuta Networks. Broadcom showcased Ethernet Fabric for AI at Scale, offering improved network performance, congestion management, and packet spraying for optimized traffic flow. Anuta Networks presented their cross-domain automation solution, Anuta ATOM, which enables low-code automation across multiple vendor networks and domains. Read more to get the Field Day experience first-hand from Girard!

Summer Field Day Fun at Networking Field Day 32

The summer edition of Networking Field Day is set to be an exciting event with presentations from top companies to an excellent panel of delegates. Join us on Wednesday, July 26th to hear from Broadcom about their latest advancements in Ethernet for AI and ML networking. We’ll also have a delegate roundtable discussion on pressing networking issues and the opportunity for you to add your voice to the conversation. Then we’ve got Nile talking network as a service. Thursday morning has Anuta presenting their flagship ATOM platform. Don’t miss out on the live streaming and be sure to follow us on LinkedIn for updates!

Networking Field Day 32 Event Preview

Girard Kavelines is excited to return for Networking Field Day next week. The event will feature presentations from industry leaders like Broadcom, Nile, and Anuta Networks, offering insights into networking innovations and solutions. Girard looks forward to learning more about the latest developments in network-as-a-service, automation, and monitoring. See you at Networking Field Day next week!

Exploring the Broadcom Tomahawk 5 Chip and Its Impact on ASICs in Data Center Environments

In this article, Charles Uneze explores the Broadcom Tomahawk 5 Chip that they talked about during their presentation at Networking Field Day in September. “It’s great for supporting VxLAN and other protocols, and its recirculation feature allows for high bandwidth utilization.” Read his thoughts on his website.

Tech Field Day 26- Recap- Part 1

In his latest post, Girard Kavelines gives us a great recap on Day 1 of October’s Tech Field Day. All delegates visited the OCP Summit where Micron, and other companies like MemVerge and Broadcom, delivered their CXL forum presentations. Girard says “Micron never fails to deliver” because they play a huge role in bringing Summit to life! Check out more thoughts from Girard here on CXL.

NFD29: Broadcom Discussed Latest Chip Capabilities

Learn more about Broadcom’s presentation at Networking Field Day in September by checking out this post by Pete Welcher. You can read his thoughts and watch all of the presentations from Networking Field Day on the Tech Field Day website!

Chips and Salsa: An Introduction to the Broadcom Tomahawk 5 …Just for Fun!

Check out what Micheline Murphy has to say about Broadcom after watching them present at the latest Networking Field Day event in September. You can check out her thoughts and all of the Networking Field Day presentations on the Tech Field Day website!

AI/ML Acceleration With Broadcom’s Blazing Fast Tomahawk 5

Writing for Gestalt IT, Sulagna Saha talks about the most recent Networking Field Day where Broadcom showcased their fifth-generation series of Tomhawk switches. She goes into detail on how this accelerates AI/ML workloads with its tremendous network bandwidth. Check out Sulagna’s thoughts here on the breakthrough power economics that Broadcom brings with their newest technology.

Network Field Day 29 – Day 1: Broadcom

Check out Jordan Villarreal’s recap of Broadcom’s presentation at the latest Networking Field Day event! You can check out his thoughts on his YouTube page, System MTU One, and be sure to check out all of the videos from Networking Field Day on the Tech Field Day website!

Network Field Day 29 – Day 0

Check out Jordan Villarreal’s pre-event rundown of what he was looking forward to hearing about at the latest Networking Field Day event! You can check out his thoughts on his YouTube page, System MTU One, and be sure to check out all of the videos from Networking Field Day on the Tech Field Day website!

Even More to Explore With Networking Field Day 29!

Check out Tom Hollingsworth details of the most recent Networking Field Day presentation line-up! You can find all the videos from Networking Field Day on the Tech Field Day website.

Keeping SLAs Honest With Broadcom

Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are agreements between network providers and you about network reliability and performance and can help to keep those providers in check to ensure that you are getting what you were promised. There’s just one problem, how can you prove if you’re not getting the service that you agreed to? Broadcom has come to the rescue here with Broadview+, which is a solution that helps you monitor your SLAs and keep your provider accountable. Writing for, Tom Hollingsworth says that Broadview+ “gives you the capabilities of monitoring connections to meet SLAs and service level objectives (SLOs) and gives you the ability to see things that haven’t been visible before.” Broadcom presented all about their BroadView+ solution at Networking Field Day 23. Be sure to check out Tom’s thoughts on the Broadcom offering or head over to our website to check out their presentations!