Support & Availability of Xilinx FPGA Cards
FPGA support and availability for high data-processing environments. Telco, CDNs, HSTs/HFTs, Bio-Engineering & Genomics come to mind. Support up to 100G would be ideal.
m3.small.x86 -Single Socket Machine High Speed CPU with More Memory
Add a standard platform to our lineup based on the c3.small.x86 (Intel E2278G) but with 128GB of RAM.
Ampere Altra Servers for Next Gen ARM Server
Offer Next Gen Altra Mt. Snow - Single socket 80 core CPU, and/or Mt. Jade Dual socket 80 core CPUs on our server lineup. Potential Build options: Mt. Snow with 512 GB RAM, single 7.6TB NVMe drive and dual 25Gbps NICs. Mt. Jade with 1024GB RAM, Dual 7.6TB NVMe drives and dual 25Gbps NICs.
NIC Hardware Time Stamping
Future NIC support for hardware time stamping for Equinix Precision Time PTP integration. PTP is based on IEEE 1588 v2 standard.
Intel Ice Lake-based c3.small.x86 (iGPU)
With Ice Lake's iGPU having VP9 hardware encoding support it would be a very efficient option for some of our workloads instead of burning lots of CPU cores (and wall clock time would be lower as well).
Accept ANY or list of eligible server types for a deploy request
It would be great if the terraform provider would allow for the plan type to be a list of flavors of servers instead of just a string. Much the same way that facility is today. https://registry.terraform.io/providers/packethost/packet/latest/docs/resources/device is what I am referring to here.
mini-servers to give the sweet, sweet, taste of equinix metal
Something that gives people just enough metal to get a feel, without a massive up-front expense. The old intel atom c2550 | c2750 (rangeley) series were ideal for getting people familiar with cloud metal, bgp etc, and all the awesome things packet/equinix brings to the table, but without the high price point of the larger servers. I don't know if this is possible, but we still hang onto our reserved ones, they're perfect little puppies.
SW RAID Selection
Allow any on-demand instances to be able to select SW RAID when provisioning, either via API or portal selection.
Additional GPU Server Options for Inference and Training
Can we get server options with GPUs?