frankdenneman

  Frank Denneman is a Chief Technologist at VMware, primarily focusing on Machine Learning technology. He is an author of the vSphere host and clustering deep dive series, podcast host for the Unexplored Territory podcast, and you can follow him on Twitter @frankdenneman.

     



439 Stories by frankdenneman

Sapphire Rapids Memory Configuration

The 4th generation of the Intel Xeon Scalable Processors (codenamed Sapphire Rapids) was released early this year, and I’ve been trying to wrap my...
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How to Create a Windows 11 Bootable USB on Mac OS Monterey

I need to install Windows 11 on a gaming PC, but I only have a MacBook in my house, as this is my primary...
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Unexplored Territory Ep 34 – William Lam Talks Home Labs – Christmas Special

It’s the end of the year, and everybody is winding down from a hectic year, so we wanted to give you some light stuff...
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Unexplored Territory Podcast 32 – IT giving McLaren Racing the edge

Edward Green, Head of Commercial Technology at McLaren Racing, keynoted at the VMware Explore tech conference in Barcelona. I had the honor of sitting...
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ML Session at CTEX VMware Explore

Next week during VMware Explore, VMware is also organizing the Customer Technical Exchange. I’m presenting the session “vSphere Infrastructure for Machine Learning workloads”. I...
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vSphere 8 CPU Topology for Large Memory Footprint VMs Exceeding NUMA Boundaries

By default, vSphere manages the vCPU configuration and vNUMA topology automatically. vSphere attempts to keep the VM within a NUMA node until the vCPU...
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Unexplored Territory Podcast EP30 – Project Keswick with Alan Renouf

While preparing the podcast, I knew this episode would be good. Edge technology immensely excites me, and the way the project team strays away...
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vSphere 8 CPU Topology Device Assignment

There seems to be some misunderstanding about the new vSphere 8 CPU Topology Device Assignment feature, and I hope this article will help you...
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Could not initialize plugin ‘libnvidia-vgx.so – Check SR-IOV in the BIOS

I was building a new lab with some NVIDIA A30 GPUs in a few hosts, and after installing the NVIDIA driver onto the ESXi...
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Sub-NUMA Clustering

I’m noticing a trend that more ESXi hosts have Sub-NUMA Clustering enabled. Typically this setting is used in the High-Performance Computing space or Telco...
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