Packet Demonstrates Qualcomm Centriq 2400 Running at Scale in the Cloud at Launch Event

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Packet’s Bare Metal Automation showcases simplicity, scale, and performance on world’s first 10nm server processor

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Packet’s combination of developer automation and bare metal scaling is a great way to experience the ease, robustness, and advantages of an Arm-based datacenter in real-time.

Packet, the leading bare metal cloud for developers, will demonstrate its full complement of datacenter automation tools at the Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies event today featuring the launch of the Qualcomm Centriq™ 2400 processor. Packet’s demo will highlight tools including OpenFaas (function-as-a-service), Docker, and Docker Swarm that enable a true serverless compute model for microservices. To fully leverage the highly threaded, high performance cores of Qualcomm Centriq 2400 server processor, Packet will also use Caffe running at scale across hundreds of cores to demonstrate machine learning. Packet’s demonstration at the launch event builds upon its recent collaboration with Qualcomm where the two companies introduced the Qualcomm Centriq 2400 processor to developers at leading industry conferences throughout July, August and September.

“Qualcomm Centriq 2400 is purpose built for born-in-the cloud usage,” said Ram Peddibhotla, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies. “Through high core count and exceptional throughput performance, our product natively lends itself to a serverless compute model in which customers can dynamically scale their microservice needs and performance requirements instantaneously. Packet’s combination of developer automation and bare metal scaling is a great way to experience the ease, robustness, and advantages of an Arm-based datacenter in real-time.”

To showcase the unique features of the Qualcomm Centriq 2400, such as bare metal scaling with uncompromising performance in a serverless compute environment, Packet will leverage OpenFaaS, a leading open source serverless project that enables users to run Lamdba-like functions on their own Kubernetes or Docker Swarm-based infrastructure. Additional demonstrations including an OpenStack private cloud will also be available.

“We’re thrilled to deepen our collaboration with Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies by participating in the official launch of the Qualcomm Centriq 2400,” said Jacob Smith, Packet’s SVP of Engagement. “After showcasing the Qualcomm® Falkor™ CPU system to hundreds of potential customers this summer, we’re confident that Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies’ entrance into the datacenter ecosystem will benefit users and the industry as a whole.”

Packet’s proprietary technology automates physical servers and networks without the use of virtualization or multi-tenancy to provide on-demand compute and connectivity. The company, which supports both x86 and 64-bit Armv8-A architectures, provides a bare metal public cloud from sites in 15 global locations.

About Packet
Founded in 2014, Packet’s proprietary technology automates physical servers and networks without the use of virtualization or multi-tenancy to provide on-demand compute and connectivity. Customers can either build on Packet’s public cloud service or leverage advanced automation software to enable their own private compute infrastructure.

The company is headquartered in New York City and maintains an advanced global IP network between its data center locations in New York Metro (Parsippany, NJ), Sunnyvale (CA), Amsterdam (NL) and Tokyo (JP). Packet is a member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and supports many open source projects, including Memcached.org, NixOS, and Kernel.org.

Qualcomm Centriq and Falkor are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated.
Qualcomm Centriq and Qualcomm Falkor are products of Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies, Inc.

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