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BlueField brings an array of opportunities to reshape the datacenter and cloud of the future. With the SmartNIC and with the Appliance we can host all services in the SoC and bring more intelligence into the network.

BlueField is the perfect place to run and accelerate Applications like Cyber Security, Software Defined Networking, Software Defined Storage, Artificial Intelligence and more.

Bringing these solutions to the broad market requires an ecosystem and partnerships to develop new applications and middleware.

On Jan 24-25, 2019, we opened our doors and welcomed our partners to the BlueField Hackathon in Tel Aviv “Can You Field IT?”

We had tremendous participation of talented software engineers from Technion and Ben Gurion universities, Israeli startups like Weka.io and Gigaspaces, technology units from the Israeli Defense Forces and well established tech companies like Amdocs and DellEMC.

We also had guests from hyper computing research institutes in the Netherlands, making the trip all the way to Israel to grab the opportunity and join our hackathon.

The teams coded day and night, around the clock. Between compilations and debug, the teams enjoyed  great atmosphere, delicious food and snacks, midnight massages and took a ride in a virtual sports car
“Can You Field The Speed?”.

Mellanox mentors from Software Architecture, Senior Software Developers, Support Engineers, Performance Engineers, QA and Product Managers supported the participants helping them to succeed throughout all the phases of their development.

At the end of the development session, we moved to Demo Time, where the teams presented all the projects to the judging team.

The Judges

Dror Goldenberg

Mellanox Senior Vice President
Software Architecture

Amir Fridman

Senior Director, Corporate
Development and Head of
Capital Investments, Israel.
Western Digital Corporation

Udi Weinstein

Mellanox CIO

The Winners

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Place

The Judges

Dror Goldenberg

Mellanox Senior Vice President
Software Architecture

Amir Fridman

Senior Director, Corporate
Development and Head of
Capital Investments, Israel.
Western Digital Corporation

Udi Weinstein

Mellanox CIO

The Winners

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St

Place

Technion ACSL – AI system with efficient access to remote GPU through SmartNIC developed by graduate students from the Technion ACSL lab.
Maroun Tork, Lior Zeno, Meni Orenbach, Pavel Lifshits, Shai Bergerman.

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nd

Place

Team WekaIO – Distributed storage access through SmartNIC client developed by Israeli start up Weka.IO .
Maor Ben Dayan, Alex Goltman, Nir Rotgold.

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rd

Place

Cat and Mouse – DDoS protection using
SmartNIC application developed by
researchers from the Netherlands.
Tristan Suerink, Wietze Albers,
Cedric Both.

3

rd

Place

TeamX – Networked accelerated Crypto using BlueField appliance developed by DellEMC team.
Ishay Zekri, Omer Margolin, Matan Navon, Yossi Dvori, Alan Rothstein

 
 

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Prizes included iPhone-XR, Sony PS4 and noise canceling Bluetooth headphones.


We continue to drive the innovation and build the ecosystem and partnership around BlueField and the various Mellanox technologies.


It was amazing to see all these creative smart people coming together to create the technology of the future. 


Looking forward to the next hackathon!