Wallaroo and Ampere
Accelerate AI Inference by 7X
Modern AI deployments require high performance, which often places a large strain on power consumption and cost per inference, making it difficult for businesses to manage TCO as the volume of AI inference workloads grows. Ampere Cloud Native Processors are an ideal solution for data center deployments, maximizing performance per rack and providing unparalleled scalability.
With Wallaroo’s commitment to providing its clients with a comprehensive platform to manage the deployment of AI workloads at scale, it was obvious that Ampere and Wallaroo could together bring the power of Wallaroo’s solutions to Ampere’s Arm-based architecture. The combined value of Ampere processors, further boosted by Ampere Optimized AI Frameworks, and the additional acceleration provided by Wallaroo, provides a dramatic increase in performance without an increase in operational costs.
Testing of the performance of the ResNet50 computer vision model by the Wallaroo team on Dpsv5-series Azure VM instances of 64-core Ampere Altra showed clear performance advantages offered by Ampere CPUs, Wallaroo.ai, and the additional performance boost provided by the Ampere Optimized ONNXRuntime Framework.
The combined Ampere and Wallaroo.ai solution demonstrates a 7x increase in performance over x86 deployments, while simultaneously lowering the power to run complex ML use cases in production. Wallaroo’s integration with Ampere AI technology allows enterprises to scale production ML workloads on Arm instances, realizing faster ROI on their AI projects, requiring less power consumption, and delivering lower cost per inference.
“This breakthrough Wallaroo/Ampere solution allows enterprises to improve inference performance, increase energy efficiency, and balance their ML workloads across available compute resources much more effectively, all of which is critical to meeting the huge demand for AI computing resources today also while addressing the sustainability impact of the explosion in AI.“
-Vid Jain, Chief Executive Officer of Wallaroo.AI
Ampere AI provides a best-in-class solution for inference at scale further enhanced by partnerships such as Wallaroo. The customer can optimize their costs and invest savings into further development of their applications. With Ampere-based Dpsv5-series instances available on Microsoft Azure, this high-performance, cost-effective platform is accessible to all Azure customers, who can now benefit from the value of Ampere Cloud Native computing and Ampere AI acceleration, combined with further gains made through the fully integrated Wallaroo solution.
Wallaroo.AI provides a simple, secure, and scalable production capability that fits into your end-to-end workflow and runs where you need it to. Wallaroo.AI empowers enterprise AI teams to operationalize machine learning (ML) to drive positive outcomes with a unified software platform that enables deployment, observability, optimization and scalability of ML in the cloud, in decentralized networks, and at the edge.
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