MangoBoost: A Provider of the World’s Most Advanced Data Processing Unit(4pm)

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Modern high-performance computer systems (e.g., datacenters, supercomputers) are deploying an increasing number of high-performance devices (e.g., GPU, SSD, NPU, NIC) per server to maximize the target application’s overall performance, while minimizing the system’s total cost of operation. To achieve the goal, the next-generation datacenters aim to deploy a newly-designed data processing unit (DPU) (a.k.a., IPU, xPU, smart-Xdevice) which is specially designed to orchestrate various devices in the most efficient way. In this talk, I will first introduce key challenges in developing the next-generation servers. Next, I will explain what ideal DPUs should look like and how they should perform. Finally, I will present how the state-of-the-art DPUs provided by MangoBoost can achieve the design goals.


Jangwoo Kim is a full professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Seoul National University. His research interests include computer architecture, system software, and full-system development. He is also the CEO and founder of MangoBoost, a startup company located in Korea and US which develops the next-generation DPU software/hardware solutions. Prior to joining SNU, he worked as an assistant/associate professor for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at POSTECH, and a CPU/system architect at Sun Microsystems and Oracle to develop UltraSPARC T4 CPUs and servers. He earned his PhD degree in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and his BS degree in Electrical Engineering and MEng degree in Computer Science from Cornell University.