Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Communications A couple of years ago, I wrote about a company called SVIRAL that appeared to have cracked one of the toughest problems in computing today — that of creating software programs that can effectively use multiple processing cores and threads without requiring programmers to have PhDs in computer science (see Startup Cracks MultiCore, Thread Programming Problem ).Of course, persuading anyone to do things differently to the way they currently do them is always a hard sell, which may go some way to explain why SVIRAL has undergone a metamorphosis and reappeared as high-performance computing company CORNAMI. In turn, CORNAMI recently announced that it closed Series B financing in the amount of $3 million led by Impact Venture Capital.The reason CORNAMI is of interest to us here is the ongoing data explosion, which includes messages, photos, videos, log files, sensor data, the IoT… the list goes on. We are now firmly in the era of “Big Data.” It is estimated that 90% of the world’s data was created in the past two years, and 90% of this data is of the unstructured variety, which demands compute-intensive processing and analytics.(Source: CORNAMI) There is a tremendous need to be able to process this data in real-time, but systems based on current CPU architectures are struggling to meet the demand. The problem is that application performance has not scaled with the deployment of multiple cores due to the overhead associated with managing the parallelism of data between the cores. As a result, processor cores are often idle (“dark”), overloaded, or wasting cycles in the OS, as opposed to performing actual work.CORNAMI has a patented programming technology called TruStream, whose apps run on bare metal — there’s no software stack, no virtual machine, no operating system, no context switching, no task dispatching, and no caching. This may sound a bit scary at first, but CORNAMI also provides a software development kit (SDK) that allows apps to be programmed in C/C++.Where things get really exciting is the fact that CORNAMI has embedded its TruStream technology in a massively scalable multicore chip. This allows a 1U sea-of-cores server to provide the equivalent processing capability of a 40 x 1U rack of traditional servers.(Source: CORNAMI) Using this technology means that data centers can be created for a fraction of the construction costs and run at a fraction of the ongoing power and maintenance costs, thereby resulting in millions of dollars in savings and a greener environment. The alternative of course, is to keep the same data center footprint and to dramatically boost its processing performance and capabilities.(Source: CORNAMI) Of course, it’s easy to make exciting claims while gesticulating furiously, but “The proof of the pudding is in the eating,” as the old saying goes. Take a look at this video, which is narrated by my old chum, CORNAMI founder and CTO, Paul Master.Well, color me impressed. As you’ll see, this video starts by showing the Yahoo Streaming Benchmark being run on a traditional 1U Intel Xeon-based server with 16 processor cores. This benchmark generates, and then serves, a database of 1 million adverts. This takes about two minutes to run on the traditional server. Next, the same benchmark is run on CORNAMI 1U sea-of-cores server boasting 1,000 processor cores. This new iteration runs so fast you might miss it if you aren’t watching closely.On a related note, I’d like to give a quick shout-out to the folks at Equus Computer Systems, who recently developed a 60-drive server with a total storage capacity of more than half a petabyte in a 4U form factor. This equates to more than five petabytes per 42U rack, thereby enabling data centers to store more data in their valuable floor space.The important thing here is that it’s not the number of cores you have that’s important — it’s what you do with them that counts. Paradoxically, throwing 1,000 Xeon cores at this problem could actually end up slowing things down due to all of the inter-core communication. This is where embedding CORNAMI’s TruStream technology on their sea-of-cores chip comes into play.In order to provide a more understandable comparison — one even I can wrap my feeble brain around — Paul ends by performing a simultaneous side-by-side comparison with the results being presented in graphical form. The key metric here is the number of ads that can be served per second. In the case of the Xeon-based server, the answer is 7,753 ads per second; by comparison, CORNAMI’s sea-of-cores system serves 2,668,368 ads per second, which equates to a 344X increase in speed/performance.This could be a game-changer. CORNAMI’s technology is obviously of interest to companies like Amazon and Google with their humongous data centers, but it also means that smaller entities can afford to deploy big data-capable systems. This is certainly a technology I shall be keeping an eye on in the months and years to come. What say you? 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Brazil Brazil’s qualifying hero Renato Augusto determined to fight for World Cup starting berth Raisa Simplicio 01:40 5/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Getty Brazil World Cup Friendlies Brazil v Croatia Brazil v Switzerland Brazil v Costa Rica Serbia v Brazil Croatia Switzerland Costa Rica Serbia The China-based midfielder shined during qualifying but he faces a fierce challenge from Fernandinho to anchor the Selecao at the upcoming finals One of Tite’s cornerstones during the road to Russia, Renato Augusto now faces a tough challenge to push himself into World Cup contention. The hard-working midfielder will need to prove to his coach that he is still an essential cog in Brazil’s machine. Renato is the only player in the Selecao that plays in China’s Super League, and has seen his stock rise immeasurably since he starred in the arduous South American qualifying campaign. His biggest rival for a starting spot, however, is Fernandinho, who also left a brilliant impression during Manchester City’s all-conquering Premier League season. The vagaries of the Chinese season, moreover, means that Renato goes to Russia with less playing time than his team-mates. He has racked up just 1,800 minutes since August, compared to Alisson’s 4,400 in the Roma goal. And he is still way behind even Pedro Geromel, who with 3,172 minutes is the player directly above him in that ranking. Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now (Foto: CBF / Divulgação)In the most recent Brasil Global Tour friendlies held in March, Tite decided to try out a team without Renato Augusto. Against Russia, Willian was given the chance to roam in midfield, with Philippe Coutinho pulling inside to support the Chelsea star and Douglas Costa, who deputised for the injured Neymar. For the clash with Germany, meanwhile, the coach opted to start Fernandinho for added bite in the engine room. The Selecao won both their games but looked more impressive against Germany, even taking into account the stiff challenge posed by the reigning World Cup holders. But Renato has one card up his sleeve. He knows Tite well, having starred under the coach at Corinthians as the Brazilian giants romped to Serie A glory in 2015. (Foto: Rodrigo Gazzanel/Ag. Corinthians)The player is also used to playing under pressure. At just 18 he took on Flamengo’s No. 10 shirt in the Copa do Brasil final, against bitter Rio rivals Vasco da Gama and at a time where the club had suffered an acute trophy drought. In front of a packed Maracana, Renato showed he was different. He did not flinch from the challenge and was one of the stars of the show. Since then technical ability and tactical awareness have been two of his hallmarks. Just two years after that wonderful introduction he had earned a move to Germany. Injury, however, interrupted his European adventure and led to a loan move back to Brazil with Corinthians, coincidentally under the same coaching staff now in charge of the national team. Renato’s Brazil career could have started even earlier if it were not for those physical problems. He was called up by Mano Menezes in 2011 at the start of a new World Cup cycle but failed to carve out a regular place. Tite is yet to hint at his starting line-up for Sunday’s Brasil Global Tour friendly against Croatia. But the coach is keen to pick a side that can carry Brazil into the World Cup and enter the finals in Russia in the best shape possible.