Engineering the Future of Software
Feb 25–26, 2018: Training
Feb 26–28, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Software-defined servers: Move from monolithic to flexible servers without changing a single line of code (sponsored by TidalScale)

Ike Nassi (TidalScale)
3:50pm–4:40pm Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Location: Beekman Parlor

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A general understanding of application software behavior on bare-metal servers and in containers

What you'll learn

  • Explore the implications that software-defined servers will have on application and computing infrastructure


The move from a monolithic application to a service-based application and ultimately to a microservices-based application is made difficult for large applications that require specialized hardware, because the software architecture ecosystem has operated under a longstanding constraint: applications could not exceed the boundaries of the bare-metal systems upon which they ran. Software-defined servers can bridge the gap between monolithic applications and services-based applications by offering the ability to run large applications on standard servers.

TidalScale lets users deploy high-performance software-defined servers flexibly and easily. The TidalScale HyperKernel sits between an operating system and bare-metal hardware and allows customers to pool multiple commodity servers into a large software-defined server that matches the size of their data problems without changes to operating systems or applications.

Ike Nassi explores the implications that software-defined servers will have on application and computing infrastructure.

This session is sponsored by TidalScale.

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Ike Nassi


Ike Nassi is CTO at TidalScale. His expertise lies in system software architecture, programming language design, optimizing compiler implementations, operating system design and implementation, distributed system implementation, personal computers, parallel processing, networking, and software development for avionics applications. Previously, he worked at such companies as SAP, Firetide, InfoGear Tech, Apple, and Encore Computer. Ike holds a PhD in computer science from Stony Brook University.

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Ike Nassi | CTO
02/27/2018 9:13am EST

Thank you!

Fred Quemby | TECHNICAN
01/09/2018 10:49am EST

I think Software-Defined Servers are the best solution.