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Danish Rafique joins OFC panel to address role of machine learning and SDN in data centers

Discussion will cover the opportunities machine learning presents for network infrastructure and service management

  • Speakers: Danish Rafique, senior innovation manager, ADVA; Omar Baldonado, director, software engineering, Infra Network, Facebook; Kevin Deierling, VP, marketing, Mellanox; Jamie Gaudette, principal engineering manager, Microsoft; Uri Elzur, CTO, DNSG, Intel; Kathy Meier-Hellstern, assistant VP, research, AT&T Labs
  • Topics: Machine learning and SDN: Towards intelligent data centers
  • When: Monday, March 12, 2 p.m.
  • Where: Room 7AB, OFC, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

Machine learning technology has been successfully applied across several domains, from online retail platforms to the diagnosis of cancerous tissues. Now, alongside SDN, data analytics based on machine learning is being leveraged to improve data center operations.

In this discussion, Danish Rafique and the panel will cover the opportunities and challenges that machine learning introduces in all layers of data centers. Special focus will be given to emerging opportunities for network infrastructure and service management, scheduling and resource allocation, physical layer reconfiguration and energy consumption.