The NVIDIA Mellanox Unified Fabric Manager (UFM) provides services such as network management, monitoring, optimizations and security, while the Cyber-AI platform comes in as an extension which harnesses AI to learn the data center’s operational cadence and network workload patterns, drawing on both real-time and historic telemetry and workload data.
The new platform further tracks the data center system’s health and network modifications, and detects performance degradations, usage and profile changes, according to NVIDIA.
“The UFM Cyber-AI platform determines a data center’s unique vital signs and uses them to identify performance degradation, component failures and abnormal usage patterns. It allows system administrators to quickly detect and respond to potential security threats and address upcoming failures, saving cost and ensuring consistent service to customers,” said Gilad Shainer, senior vice president of marketing for Mellanox networking at NVIDIA.
“We have been using the UFM platform for years in our InfiniBand data centers. UFM and the expertise from the Mellanox networking team have been fundamental ingredients in the management of our network and the stability we’ve achieved. We see great advantages in the UFM Cyber-AI platform,” said Douglas Johnson, associate director of the Ohio Supercomputer Center.
NVIDIA completed the acquisition of Mellanox just two months ago for a transaction valued at $7 billion. The acquisition brought together the high performance networking and data center computing technologies of both companies.
“The expanding use of AI and data science is reshaping computing and data center architectures. With Mellanox, the new NVIDIA has end-to-end technologies from AI computing to networking, full-stack offerings from processors to software, and significant scale to advance next-generation data centers. Our combined expertise, supported by a rich ecosystem of partners, will meet the challenge of surging global demand for consumer internet services, and the application of AI and accelerated data science from cloud to edge to robotics,” Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA said, during the announcement of the acquisition.