Alibaba Cloud Accelerates Scientific Computing

Intel® Optane™ Persistent Memory accelerates Mars performance for more efficient scientific computing.

At a Glance:

  • Mars is Alibaba’s distributed computing framework based on tensors. It can efficiently accelerate scientific computing tasks through parallelization and distribution.

  • Intel® Optane™ persistent memory addresses the issues of increased I/O overheads and decreased computing performance as data spills to traditional hard disk drive. Tests prove that with the same total cost of ownership Intel Optane PMem can effectively improve the scientific computing performance of Mars.

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Executive Overview

Intel® Optane™ Persistent Memory addresses issues of increased I/O overheads and decreased computing performance as data spills to traditional HDD during scientific computing of Mars, a unified distributed computing framework based on tensors. Mars was launched by the R&D team of MaxCompute, a big data computing platform of Alibaba.

Tests prove that, with the same TCO, Intel Optane PMem can effectively improve scientific computing performance of Mars and make scientific computing more efficient.

Read the white paper - Intel® Optane™ Persistent Memory accelerates Mars performance for more efficient scientific computing.

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