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


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Machine Learning on VMware Platform – Part 3 – Training versus Inference

Machine Learning on VMware Cloud Platform – Part 1 covered the three distinct phases: concept, training, and deployment, part 2 explored the data streams, the...
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Unexplored Territory Podcast Episode 18 – Not just artificially intelligent featuring Mazhar Memon

In this week’s Unexplored Territory Podcast, we have Mazhar Memon as our guest. Mazhar is one of the founders of VMware Bitfusion and the...
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Resource Utilization Efficiency Machine learning, especially deep learning, is notorious for consuming large amounts of GPU resources during training. However, as the last part...
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Machine Learning on VMware Platform – Part 1

Machine Learning is reshaping modern business. Most VMware customers look at machine learning to increase revenue or decrease cost. When talking to customers, we...
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Solving vNUMA Topology Mismatch When Migrating between Dual Socket Servers and Quad Socket Servers

I recently received a few questions from customers migrating between clusters with different CPU socket footprints. The challenge is not necessarily migrating live workloads...
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Stop designing your server platform with solely the CPU roadmap in mind

Over the last 20 years, we designed our core data center platform following the CPU roadmap. But in today’s world, the devices attached to...
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Exciting Sessions from NVIDIA GTC Fall 2021

A list of exciting sessions of this falls NVIDIA GTC conference on data science, inference, machine learning in retail and other AI related topics
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vSphere 7 Cores per Socket and Virtual NUMA

Regularly I meet with customers to discuss NUMA technology, and one of the topics that are always on the list is the Cores per...
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DRS threshold 1 does not initiate Load balancing vMotions

vSphere 7.0 introduces DRS 2.0 and its new load balancing algorithm. In essence, the new DRS is completely focused on taking care of the...
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Project Monterey and the need for Network Cycles Offload for ML Workloads.

VMworld has started, and that means a lot of new announcements. One of the most significant projects VMware is working on is project Monterey....
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