Innovations Abound: NVIDIA to Showcase Accelerated Compute and Networking Technologies for AI at OCP Summit 2023

by John Kim

NVIDIA is showcasing sustainable AI infrastructure, innovative hardware architecture, and security, networking and server solutions this week at the Open Compute Project Summit 2023.

The company is participating in 18 sessions and six partner booth demos with Arm, ASRockRACK, Pegatron, QCT, Supermicro and WiWynn, covering accelerated compute, networking technologies and a range of other topics. The OCP Summit takes place Tuesday-Thursday, Oct. 17-19, at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose.

Computational Infrastructure for AI

Unifying machine learning infrastructure for performance across AI/ML frameworks and hardware will be a key focus during a talk with Nitin Nitin, deep learning performance manager at NVIDIA, who is co-presenting with speakers from Google on how OpenXLA benefits all stakeholders in the ML ecosystem. (Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 3 p.m., SJCC 210DH)


NVIDIA is participating in several security sessions focused on ensuring the protection of data and infrastructure.

In “Composable Security Architectures: Episode II,” Varun Sampath, principal engineer at NVIDIA, will delve into innovative security solutions for the data center, emphasizing adaptability and scalability in a constantly evolving threat landscape. (Thursday, Oct. 19, at 9:40 a.m., SJCC 210CG)

In “Caliptra Update: Closing in on 1.0,” Paul Chou, senior director of security architecture at NVIDIA, will highlight the company’s ongoing work for the Caliptra open-source root of trust. (Thursday, Oct. 19, at 10:05 a.m., SJCC 210CG)

In “Establishing an Ecosystem for Secure Manufacturing,” Jeff Plank and Matthew King, security architects at NVIDIA, will tackle the critical issue of secure manufacturing processes. (Thursday, Oct. 19, at 12:55 p.m., SJCC 210CG)

In “OCP Device Ownership Transfer,” Chris Hillier, of NVIDIA’s data center systems security team, will introduce the NVIDIA Device Ownership Transfer architecture, as used with the NVIDIA Grace Superchip, which helps secure device management and standardization efforts. (Thursday, Oct. 19, at 3 p.m., SJCC 210CG)

Data Center Networking for AI

In the OCP Summit’s networking track, NVIDIA will showcase a groundbreaking solution for organizations building Ethernet-based AI clouds, JBOF (Just a Bunch of Flash) storage appliances based on the NVIDIA BlueField-3 DPU, as well as security and performance innovations for telco data centers.

In “NVIDIA Spectrum-X Network Platform Architecture,” David Iles, senior director of Ethernet technologies at NVIDIA, will discuss how networking defines the data center and detail the NVIDIA Spectrum-X platform, the world’s first Ethernet platform purpose-built for generative AI. Spectrum-X delivers highly effective bandwidth and performance isolation for cloud service providers and enterprises. (Thursday, Oct. 19, at 12:30 p.m., SJCC 210DH)

Iles will also join NVIDIA partners Comcast and Aviz Networks to showcase open, innovative technologies such as SONiC for delivering telco cloud security infrastructure during the session “A SONiC-Based Open Packet Broker for 5G Monitoring.” (Thursday, Oct. 19, at 3:20 p.m., SJCC 210DH).

Server and Storage Solutions 

NVIDIA will feature its Grace Superchip, Grace Hopper, BlueField-3 DPU, HGX, MGX and L40S servers across six booths with partners Arm (booth B14), ASRockRACK (booth C1), Pegatron (booth A3), QCT (booth A1), Supermicro (booth A24) and WiWynn (booth B3).

In the session “Designing Standards-Compliant Servers With Arm SystemReady and the NVIDIA Grace Open Ecosystem,” NVIDIA will discuss server solutions that align with industry standards and foster an open ecosystem. Join James Bodner, manageability and security architect at NVIDIA — along with Tim Lewis, CTO of Insyde Software, and Samer El-Haj-Mahmoud, Distinguished Engineer at Arm — for a discussion on how the open ecosystem fosters collaboration and innovation while adhering to industry standards. (Thursday, Oct. 19, at 2:10 p.m., SJCC 220B)

Attend NVIDIA sessions (full list below) and check out demos in our partners’ booths by registering for OCP Summit.

Networking (in SJCC 210DH)

  • NVIDIA Spectrum-X Network Platform Architecture (Oct. 19 at 12:30 p.m.)
  • A SONiC-based Open Packet Broker for 5G Monitoring (Oct. 19 at 3:20 p.m.)

Security (in SJCC 210CG)

  • Establishing an Ecosystem for Secure Manufacturing (Oct. 19 at 10:40 a.m.)
  • Composable Security Architectures: Episode II (Oct. 19 at 9:40 a.m.)
  • Caliptra Update: Closing in on 1.0 (Oct. 19 at 10 a.m.)
  • OCP Device Ownership Transfer (Oct. 19 at 1:45 p.m.)

Sustainable Computation Infrastructure for AI (in SJCC 210DH)

  • Hardware Architecture & Evolution (Oct. 17 at 2:10 p.m.)
  • Unifying ML Infrastructure for Performance Across AI/ML Frameworks and Hardware (Oct. 17 at 3 p.m.)

Cooling Environments (in SJCC 220C)

  • Panel: Coolant Temperatures for Durable Data Center Designs (Oct. 19 at 1:40 p.m.)

Hardware Management with DC-SCM (in SJCC 210BF)

  • Standardizing RAS Requirements for GPU & Accelerators in Hyperscale Computing (Oct. 18 at 12:30 p.m.)
  • Accelerated Deployment of GPU-Based Systems Using DMTF Industry Standards (Oct. 18 at 1 p.m.)
  • A Preview of Next-eneration MCTP for OCP Platform Management Communication Infrastructure (Oct. 18 at 1:30 p.m.)
  • Silent Data Corruption: Specification Overview and Metrics (Oct. 18 at 2 p.m.)

Open System Firmware (OSF) (in SJCC 210CG)

  • A Standards-Based Approach to Firmware Update of GPUs at Hyperscalers (Oct. 18 at 3:50 p.m.)


  • Hotness Tracking in Composable Memory Systems (Oct. 18 at 12:50 p.m., SJCC 220B)
  • Designing Standards-Compliant Servers With Arm SystemReady and the NVIDIA Grace Open Ecosystem (Oct. 19 at 2:10 p.m., SJCC 220B)
  • Panel: The Emerging New Silicon Supply Chain for Chiplets (Oct. 19 at 10:30 a.m., SJCC 210BF)