Dynamic Infrastructure Services Layer: Putting the benefits of programmable hardware within reach

Nov 3, 2023 | Boston University, Featured News, News

The pressure on developers to optimize applications for speed, performance, and efficiency keeps growing. Imagine if, instead of just modifying source code or linking in more efficient libraries, you could also customize your hardware stack to meet your specific application needs.

Imagine no more!  At the October 18 Red Hat Research Research Days event “CoDesign in Action: Dynamic Infrastructure Services Layer (DISL),Red Hat research engineers and edge computing specialists  Ahmed Sanaullah and Jason Schlessman demonstrated an open source abstraction layer that puts the benefits of programmable hardware within reach. Developers can now take advantage of the benefits of specialized hardware in a way that is portable and can be dynamically updated wirelessly as needs change.

Ben Cushing, Chief Architect, Health & Life Sciences, Red Hat, led the Research Day conversation with Ahmed and Jason as they walked the audience through the DISL project, a collaborative effort between Red Hat and Boston University that is part of the CoDes research lab.

If you didn’t catch the Research Day event live, you can find the recording and slides on the event page.  You’ll also find the 38-minute demo version without discussion.  Through both recordings, the team walks through:

  • The value of far-edge research
  • The value of FPGAs
  • Why FPGAs are so difficult to use
  • Dynamic Infrastructure Services Layer (DISL)
  • Demo: Building a custom wireless security system using off-the-shelf components

After you watch, we want to hear any of your ideas for potential use cases.  Contact Ahmed Sanaullah and Jason Schlessman to share your thoughts.




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