The Increasing Heterogeneity of Cloud Hardware and What It Means for Systems

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The past five years have seen a significant change in the way cloud servers look. Traditionally homogeneous cloud systems are progressively shifting to heterogeneous designs, either through special purpose chips, like Google’s TPUs, or reconfigurable fabrics, like Microsoft’s Catapult and Brainwave projects; sometimes, they even adopt a combination of the two. This post provides an … Read more The Increasing Heterogeneity of Cloud Hardware and What It Means for Systems