This project will produce a Redpaper deliverable that introduces several networking topologies supporting machine-based learning and high performance computing. The strengths and weaknesses of each case will be explained. AI and HPC are changing the face of netowkring which has been consistent over the last 30 years. By participating in this project you will be prepared to answer questions related to these subjects.

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Benefits to Resident


Residents will examine severeal types of network topologies and understand their strengths and weaknesses.



The objective is to create a deliverable that provides a strong starting point for understanding AI and HPC networks.

Resident Prerequisites

A basic requirement for all residents is the ability to read and clearly express concepts and procedures in common English.

In addition to authoring a Redbooks deliverable, participants will be expected to create at least one technical blog post and to appear in one video to compliment the main deliverable. The blog posts can be done during the residency, or immediately after the residency ends and the participant has returned home. Participants will also be asked to help promote all deliverables created during the residency through social media.


Skills NeededRequested Skill Level
HPC Cluster Networking Design4
Experience with Watson Networking Infrastructure4
Understanding of Storage Networking4
Undertstanding of Management Network Traffic 3
Client Architect experience for networking4
Understanding of Intent-Based Networking4

Scale is 1 = None, 2 = Limited, 3 = Average, 4 = Good and 5 = Excellent.

Documentation Skills

Documentation Skills NeededRequested Doc Skill Level
The ability to write in a clear and consumable fashion4
Knowledge of how to create diagrams to illustrate your ideas4

Scale is 1 = None, 2 = Limited, 3 = Average, 4 = Good and 5 = Excellent.

Social Media Skills

Social Media Skills NeededRequested Soc Media Skill Level
Blogging experience2
YouTube (Speaking in videos)2

Scale is 1 = None, 2 = Limited, 3 = Average, 4 = Good and 5 = Excellent.

Start Date
27 Nov 2017

End Date
15 Dec 2017

3 weeks

Residents needed

Submit Nominations by
20 Oct 2017

Residency Location
Austin TX, USA

Residency Leader
Scott Vetter

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