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  • Dec 13, 2018

    Blog

    Technology: 2018 Was Great, 2019 Will be Greater!

    Vladimir Alves, Thursday, 12/13/18

    In a sense, we are all spoiled in the technology world. Our environment is one of constant progress and change, and you can always say “if last year was great, next year will be even better!”, or “if you don’t like today’s hardware/software/solutions, wait until tomorrow”. It’s easy to become jaded at how quickly our technology is evolving, and to downplay any specific milestones as just being part of the overall advancement of technology. However, there […]

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  • Dec 11, 2018

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    2018 Has Been A Great Year for NGD Systems!

    Scott Shadley, Tuesday, 12/11/18

    2018 has certainly been a year with a lot of milestones for NGD Systems! An abbreviated list of these milestones includes the following: Scott Shadley joined NGD Systems as the VP of Marketing in January (OK – that’s me, and I was actually hired the month before, but it’s still a good milestone!). NGD Systems received Series B funding in the amount of over $12M (our funding goal). We begin our technology partnership with Microsoft Research […]

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  • Dec 06, 2018

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    How Embedded and Forward-Deployed Workloads Pose Special Performance Issues

    Eli Tiomkin, Thursday, 12/6/18

    Our last blog explored how defense and intelligence tactical compute problems are really “petabyte-scale” applications. Clearly, today’s data center compute hardware can handle data sets of this magnitude. The problem for the warfighter is that he/she cannot typically deploy a conventional data center into a tactical environment – space, power, and cooling challenges alone would prohibit a “Google-style” data center in a forward combat theatre. When you add the requirement of survivability in combat conditions (hardening […]

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  • Dec 04, 2018

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    Thanks to the Technology Marketplace (and Gartner) for Recognizing NGD Systems as a Cool Vendor

    Scott Shadley, Tuesday, 12/4/18

    Today we published our press release on being named a “Cool Vendor” in storage technologies by Gartner. While we are grateful to Gartner for this recognition, the “Cool Vendor” designation is a reflection of the importance of computational storage in the larger information technology (IT) market, especially when you also consider the creation of the new Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Technical Working Group (TWG) on computational storage (which I will be co-chairing!). In my first […]

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  • Nov 29, 2018

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    Gartner Says We Are A Cool Vendor. Let’s Get “Techy” About It!

    Vladimir Alves, Thursday, 11/29/18

    If you read our blog from Tuesday, you know that NGD Systems was named as a “Cool Vendor” in storage technology by Gartner this month. As the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for NGD Systems, this is especially meaningful to me. After all, this validates our technology and shows it is about cool technology, where NGD Systems is first and foremost focused. In our case, that technology is the paradigm shift in infrastructure called Computational Storage, and […]

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  • Dec 03, 2018

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    The Cost of Data Movement

    Read The Cost of Data Movement White Paper

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  • Nov 27, 2018

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    NGD Systems is a “Cool Vendor” in Storage Technologies, At Least According To Gartner

    Scott Shadley, Tuesday, 11/27/18

    We have big news and further validation of the relevance of computational storage. Gartner selected NGD Systems a Cool Vendor in Storage Technologies! On November 13th, Gartner released their Fall “Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies” report. This report, authored by Stanley Zaffos, Valdis Filks, Julia Palmer, and Julian Tirsu, explores new storage technologies that are applicable to building agile hybrid could infrastructures to support new digital business initiatives. Leading Analyst Valdis Filks said NGD Systems is a “Cool Vendor” in […]

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  • Nov 21, 2018

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    Defense/Intelligence and Petabyte-Scale Problems

    Eli Tiomkin, Wednesday, 11/21/18

    The ability to collect and/or generate data from forward-deployed systems in tactical environments today is unlike anything previously possible. The amount of data generated by sensors including video, radar, electronic warfare systems, and communications systems, on platforms including manned and unmanned aircraft, ships, and ground vehicles has grown exponentially over the past decade. At the same time, the desire and need to provide this data real-time to forward-deployed warfighters across the theatre has also become apparent. […]

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  • Nov 20, 2018

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    What Types of HPC Problems Can Computational Storage Solve?

    Scott Shadley, Tuesday, 11/20/18

    Historically, high-performance computing (HPC) was used for a very narrow set of problems: fluid dynamics (especially for nuclear weapon simulation and design verification), weather prediction and modeling, aerodynamic simulation, and particle physics modeling. Over the last decade, the problem space that HPC can successfully and economically address has grown considerably, fueled primarily by increases in the capabilities of both servers and GPGPUs. However, as data sets have grown, the new bottleneck has become the movement of […]

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  • Nov 13, 2018

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    How Does Computational Storage Accelerate HPC?

    Scott Shadley, Tuesday, 11/13/18

    As our last blog entry illustrated, moving data from storage devices to server DRAM is one of the greatest bottlenecks to HPC application performance today because we are limited by the speed of the PCI Express (PCIe) bus. To put this in perspective, moving a petabyte of data over a 32-lane PCIe 3.0 bus takes over nine hours. Even with the speeds expected from PCIe 5.0 (which is not out yet), it still takes roughly two […]

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  • Nov 16, 2018

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    Why High-Performance Computing Still is Relevant

    NGD Systems, Thursday, 11/16/18

    In many ways, the combination of high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) represents the pinnacle for application execution in the IT ecosystem. HPC machines represent the largest systems available today, with the largest systems having nearly 10,000 CPUs with over 200,000 cores, nearly 28,000 Tesla general-purpose graphical processing units (GPGPUs), and a total of over 600 GB of memory and 800 GB of non-volatile RAM (NVRAM). Such a system could run deep neural networks very […]

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  • Nov 12, 2018

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    NGD Systems to Co-Chair New SNIA Technical Working Group on Computational Storage

    Scott Shadley, Monday, 11/12/18

    Today the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) announced the formation of a new Technical Working Group (TWG) on Computational Storage, and I am honored to be one of the two co-chairs of the group (the other is Tom Friend of SK Hynix). The Computational Storage TWG’s purpose is to create standards that promote interoperability for computational storage devices. Additionally, the TWG will define industry-wide interfaces and APIs for vendors to use for system deployment, provisioning, management, […]

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  • Nov 08, 2018

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    The Partnership Model for NGD Systems Computational Storage Products

    Eli Tiomkin, Thursday, 11/8/18

    Computational storage represents an interesting intersection of technology and go-to-market ecosystems. Computational storage is in the end a tool to accelerate a variety of workloads, in a variety of settings, including petabyte-scale analytics, content delivery networks (CDNs), edge/embedded computing, machine learning, and biosciences (to name a few). Today, these markets are served largely by system integrators (SIs), with server OEMs and appliance OEMs also providing some market coverage. The SIs and OEMs architect, benchmark, deploy, and […]

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  • Nov 07, 2018

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    High-Performance Computing: Moving From Expensive to Commodity Computing

    Scott Shadley, Wednesday, 11/7/18

    High-performance computing in many ways acts as a predictor of how the overall IT market will evolve. Forty years ago, HPC was characterized by extremely expensive machines such as the Cray-1, Thinking Machines, nCube, and others. These machines were purpose-built, with unique architectures designed for the optimum in performance. As X86-based servers became prevalent in the market, the concept of clustering thousands of these commodity servers to create supercomputers took off. Later (approximately a decade ago), […]

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  • Nov 01, 2018

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    Other Bioscience Use Cases for Computational Storage

    Vladimir Alves, Thursday, 11/1/18

    While BLAST represents a great bioscience use case for computational storage, it is by far not the only great bioscience use case. There are a variety of bioscience problems that are “parallel in nature” where massive data movement is a significant problem, and for which Computational Storage could have value. Radiomics, a field of medical study whose goal is to extract useful features from large numbers of medical images to improve diagnostics, is a perfect example […]

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  • Oct 16, 2018

    Blog

    BLASTing the Analysis of Protein Sequencing

    Vladimir Alves, Tuesday, 10/16/18

    One of the more important tools in biological computation today is known as the Basic Local Alignment Search Tool, or BLAST. The purpose of BLAST, which was developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is to take a genetic protein sequence and compare it against a database of sequences. The output of BLAST is a list of sequences that are identical or similar to the query sequence. It does this by looking at “short words” […]

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  • Oct 31, 2018

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    Go to Market Partnerships – Helping Each Other Sell

    Eli Tiomkin, Wednesday, 10/31/18

    Unlike technology partnerships, go-to-market (or GTM) partnerships are all about how to market and sell products to the end consumers of those products. The structure of GTM chains generally depends on four factors: Product Cost: In general, the more expensive a product is, the more likely it is to be sold directly by the producing company. This is because there is generally enough margin in expensive products to pay for the cost of direct sales teams. […]

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  • Oct 30, 2018

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    Finding that Pumpkin Cutout Template Faster – Reducing Servers, Accelerating CDN Applications

    Scott Shadley, Tuesday, 10/30/18

    In our last blog, we discussed some of the ways that computational storage can improve transactional capacity and reduce costs for Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) within their standard storage growth. In this blog, we will examine one example of how NGD Systems computational storage solid-state drives (SSDs) increased performance for an application known as Facebook Artificial Intelligence Similarity Search, or FAISS. Image similarity searches are the next generation of search capability for websites – it allows […]

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  • Oct 23, 2018

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    New Storage Technologies That Can Improve CDN Competitiveness

    Scott Shadley, Tuesday, 10/23/18

    Traditionally, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) have focused on achieving competitiveness by driving system performance up and driving hardware costs down. From a hardware perspective, the focus has always been on three specific attributes: transfer rates (measured in packets per second, or PPS); power consumption of the total solution (less is better), and total hardware capital expense (CapEx). CDNs mechanized this by buying servers from original design manufacturers (ODMs) such as Hyve Solutions, Ciara, and Quanta Cloud […]

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  • Oct 18, 2018

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    How Hyperscale Companies and Telecom Carriers Impact CDN Competitiveness

    Scott Shadley, Thursday 10/18/18

    As we discussed in our first blog in this series, the Content Delivery Network (CDN) business is an evolving one. The greatest changes in the CDN business is the entrance of telecom service providers (Orange, Verizon, ATT, Ericsson and others also known as “telcos”) and hyperscale companies we know as GAMFA (Google, AWS, MSFT, FB and Apple) and BAT (Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent) into this market. The reason these groups entered the market are different: telcos […]

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  • Oct 09, 2018

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    The Metrics of the Content Delivery Network Business

    Scott Shadley, Tuesday, 10/9/18

    There is a handful of metrics that define success or failure in the Content Delivery Network (CDN) business. They include the following: Total transaction capacity (TTC): Measures how many transactions the CDN can service concurrently. Bigger is better. Average cost per transaction (ACP): Essentially the total amortized cost of the CDN (hardware, software, people, energy, real estate, etc.) divided by the total transaction capacity. Smaller is better. Average revenue per transaction(RPT) : The total revenue of […]

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  • Oct 11, 2018

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    The Science of Technology Partnerships

    Eli Tiomkin, Thursday, 10/11/18

    In the high-technology information technology (IT) industry, there are (generally) two types of partnerships. The first type is technology partnerships, where two or more companies work together so that their products can form a “complete solution”, and this is the form of technology partnership that we will focus on in this blog entry (we will cover other types in follow-on blogs). Examples of technology in our industry range from interoperability testing between products like network switches […]

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  • Oct 04, 2018

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    Is Computation for Bioscience Still Hot?

    Vladimir Alves, Thursday, 10/4/18

    Are biosciences and computation for bioscience still hot topics? In the early 2000s, the promise of bioscience was everywhere around us, and much of it was powered by advances in computation and big data. The sequencing of the human genome in 2002 is but one example of how computation, enabled by significant reductions in the cost of DNA sequencing, has accelerated bioscience. Yet, this trend seemingly gave way (or at least press time) to other computationally-accelerated […]

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  • Oct 03, 2018

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    The Evolution of the Content Delivery Network Business

    Scott Shadley, Tuesday, 10/2/18

    More likely than not, you have interacted with several content delivery networks (CDNs) today. Whether browsing popular websites, downloading new applications, or watching web-based video streaming services, CDNs are the virtual backbone of today’s internet. CDNs allow companies large and small to get physical closer to their customers, and to scale their delivery needs dynamically to support seasonal peaks in business, as well as long-term business growth. CDNs provide proxy services for nearly all websites in […]

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  • Sep 25, 2018

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    Computational Storage and the Storage Developer Conference

    Scott Shadley, Tuesday, 9/25/18

    Today I had the opportunity to speak at the 2018 Storage Developers Conference in Santa Clara, California about deploying computational storage. It was a great opportunity to evangelize to a group of developers about the value of computational storage, and how to successfully deploy computational storage to solve real-world problems. Given the number of presenters talking about NVMe, it was really great to be able to build upon the momentum that they created to explain how […]

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  • Sep 20, 2018

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    NGD Systems Awarded NSF Phase IIB SBIR

    Scott Shadley, Thursday, 9/20/18

    Today NGD Systems was given SBIR Phase IIB award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue its work on in-situ processing. The award is a continuation of the SBIR Phase I award that we received in 2016. For a venture capital funded company, the value of this award is the vote of confidence that it represents in computational storage and in the ability of NGD Systems to commercialize this technology (though the money is also […]

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  • Sep 03, 2018

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    Where Can Computational Storage Make a Difference?

    Scott Shadley, VP of Marketing (August 30, 2018)

    This week in Las Vegas, VMWare held the VMworld 2018 summit. While a lot of the discussion was about moving applications to the cloud, there was equally as much discussion about edge computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), and petabyte-scale real-time analytics. While computational storage can’t help with the first of these topics (at least not until AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud starts using our products), we can definitely help with the last two of […]

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  • Dec 04, 2018

    Press

    NGD Systems Named a Cool Vendor in Storage Technologies By Gartner

    IRVINE, Calif. – November 12, 2018

    Leading Analyst Firm Selects Innovative Companies in the Storage Market IRVINE, Calif. – December 4, 2018 – NGD Systems, the leading computational storage company, announced that it has been named a Cool Vendor in Storage Technologies based on the November 2018 report titled, “Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies” by Stanley Zaffos, Valdis Filks, Julia Palmer, and Julian Tirsu at Gartner, Inc. The report evaluates interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services in the storage technologies […]

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  • Nov 12, 2018

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    NGD Systems Co-Chairs New SNIA Computational Storage Technical Work Group

    IRVINE, Calif. – November 12, 2018

    TWG activities will set the framework for standardization and interoperability of industry product offerings IRVINE, Calif. – November 12, 2018 – Today NGD Systems announced that they have joined a newly formed SNIA Technical Work Group (TWG) that will focus on Computational Storage. The purpose of the Computational Storage TWG will be to create standards to promote the interoperability of computational storage devices, as well as to define interface standards for system deployment, provisioning, management, and […]

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  • Sep 20, 2018

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    NGD Systems Awarded Phase IIB Small Business Innovation Research by the National Science Foundation

    IRVINE, Calif. – September 20, 2018

    Award demonstrates continued commitment to deployment of In-Situ Processing and its ability to boost Computational Storage performance. IRVINE, Calif. – September 20, 2018 – NGD Systems, Inc., the leader in computational storage, today announced the award of a Phase IIB Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to the company by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant enables NGD Systems to continue the work originally funded in the 2016 Phase I SBIR grant on developing applications […]

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  • Aug 09, 2018

    Press

    NGD Systems Receives Best of Show Innovation Award for In-Situ Processing at Flash Memory Summit 2018

    SANTA CLARA, CALIF. (FMS 2018) – August 9, 2018

    NGD Systems Advanced Newport Platform for computational storage recognized for innovation in SSD Flash Technology. SANTA CLARA, CALIF. (FMS 2018) – August 9, 2018 – NGD Systems, Inc., the leader in computational storage, today announced that it has been recognized as a “Best of Show” winner at the 2018 Flash Memory Summit (FMS) show. NGD Systems was recognized for their leadership in developing computational storage solutions to address the next generation of petabyte-scale data analytics problems, […]

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  • Aug 02, 2018

    Press

    NGD Systems Announces Next-Generation Newport Platform for Computational Storage

    IRVINE, Calif. – August 2, 2018

    Advanced platform “crosses the technology chasm;” enables computational storage capabilities in M.2, EDSFF, and U.2 form factors. IRVINE, Calif. – August 2, 2018 – NGD Systems, Inc., the leader in computational storage, today announced the launch of its “Newport” platform for next-generation computational storage devices. Balancing maximum capacity with low power consumption, optimized physical footprint, and matched performance in storage controllers has always been difficult. The NGD Systems Newport platform represents the first 16 flash channel […]

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  • Jul 12, 2018

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    NGD Systems Computational Storage Devices Now Support Containers for Flexible Application Deployment

    IRVINE, Calif. – July 12, 2018

    Catalina-2 intelligent storage devices now natively support containers, enabling applications to run with near-data processing. NGD Systems, Inc., the leader in computational storage, today announced the ability to run Docker containers, within NGD Systems Computational Storage devices. Providing support for containerized applications within the Catalina-2 NVMe SSD, NGD Systems has extended the flexibility of its powerful “In-Situ Processing” and simplifying the process of using applications in near-data computing. Combining In- Situ Processing, Docker containerization, and 16TB […]

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  • Sep 11, 2018

    Blog

    Why Content Delivery Networks Like Computational Storage

    Scott Shadley, VP of Marketing (September 11, 2018)

    When most people think of content delivery networks (CDNs), they think about streaming huge amounts of content to millions of users, with companies like Akamai, Netflix, and Amazon Prime coming to mind. What most people don’t think about in the context of CDNs is computational storage – why would these guys need a technology as “exotic” as in-situ processing? Sure, they have a lot of content – Netflix has nearly 7K titles in its library, while […]

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  • Sep 13, 2018

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    Why Technology Partnerships are Important

    Eli Tiomkin, VP Business Development (September 13, 2018)

    For anyone who has been in the enterprise information technology (IT) business for any amount of time, the importance of technical partnerships is fairly obvious. No single technology “stands on its own”; all technologies have to work with some other set of hardware and/or software resources to accomplish some business goal. For instance, networks connect groups of servers, which execute middleware and applications that actually drive business revenue. Because of this, successful technology companies cultivate partnerships […]

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  • Sep 02, 2018

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    QoS Marketing Brief

    By Scott Shadley, VP of Marketing (Friday, 8/24/18)

    In modern computing architectures it has been shown that being the ‘fastest’ is not always the best solution for computing and storage problems. While we continue to see the shear IOPS performance of storage increasing with the move from SATA/SAS to NVMe as well as PCIe Gen 3.0 to Gen 4.0, it has been found that maximizing the bandwidth of these interfaces does not necessarily lead to an overall better performing system solution. VIEW PDF

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  • Aug 24, 2018

    Blog

    Is Computational Storage Real? Microsoft Research Thinks It Is

    By Scott Shadley, VP of Marketing (Friday, 8/24/18)

    Nearly all emerging technologies face significant headwinds on their way to adoption. Think of how long it took for smartphones to go from the “toy” of rich people, executives, and/or techno-geeks to the ubiquitous platform that they are today (especially in developing countries, where they have essentially replaced PCs). Computational storage is just like those smartphone in the early days – it “look interesting” but has yet to “cross the chasm”. One of the greatest impediments […]

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  • Aug 09, 2018

    Blog

    NGD Systems Recognized at Flash Memory Summit 2018 for Product Innovation

    By Scott Shadley, VP of Marketing (August 9, 2018)

    Scott Shadley, VP of Marketing (August 9, 2018) – Measuring success at a tradeshow is always an interesting exercise. You can measure it by the leads you take from the show, the number of meetings that you had, how successful the meetings you had were, or any other number of metrics that you can imagine. For the NGD Systems team, winning the “Best of Show Innovation Award” for in-situ processing yesterday at the 2018 Flash Memory Summit definitely […]

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  • Aug 03, 2018

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    I May Be Ugly But Your Storage is DUMB…..

    By Mike Yousef, Senior Vice President of Sales (August 3, 2018)

    Mike Yousef, Senior Vice President of Sales (August 3, 2018) – It sounds like the hi-tech version of a school yard taunt doesn’t it? As a kid, I took my fair share of lumps, so far be it from me to ever play the bully. At the same time, there are some legitimate questions to be answered here.   Am I ugly? Well, I try hard not to be, but that is for someone else to decide. Is your storage dumb? Now that is a […]

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  • Jul 23, 2018

    Blog

    The impact of Computational Storage on petabyte-scale workloads

    By Scott Shadley, VP of Marketing (July 23, 2018)

    Scott Shadley, VP of Marketing (July 23, 2018) – In many respects, a Computational Storage device looks just like a normal SSD. It has a large number of NAND flash devices that actually store the data, a controller that manages writing the data to the flash devices, and some amount of RAM to act as a read/write buffer. What is unique about Computational storage devices is the inclusion of one or more multi-core processors. These processors can […]

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  • Jul 19, 2018

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    How Computational Storage works

    By Scott Shadley, VP of Marketing (July 19, 2018)

    Scott Shadley, VP of Marketing (July 19, 2018) – In many respects, a Computational Storage device looks just like a normal SSD. It has a large number of NAND flash devices that actually store the data, a controller that manages writing the data to the flash devices, and some amount of RAM to act as a read/write buffer. What is unique about Computational storage devices is the inclusion of one or more multi-core processors. These processors can […]

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  • Jul 12, 2018

    Blog

    NGD Systems Catalina-2 Now Support Containers

    By Vladimir Alves, CTO (July 12, 2018)

    Vladimir Alves, CTO (July 12, 2018) – Good news! Our Catalina-2 intelligent storage devices have been enabled to natively support containers, enabling even more applications to run with near-data processing. Our R&D team has been working on providing support for containers, starting with Docker. Containerized applications can now run seamlessly on the Catalina-2 NVMe SSD enabling near-data computing. We are confident that combining In-Situ Processing, Docker containerization all on a 16TB SSD provides a solid platform, […]

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  • Jul 16, 2018

    Blog

    How big is the problem for petabyte-scale datasets?

    By Scott Shadley, VP of Marketing (July 16, 2018)

    Scott Shadley, VP of Marketing (July 16, 2018) – Today, we can store a LOT of data in a small footprint using high-performance flash SSDs. A space as little as two rack units (2U) can hold a petabyte of data. However, making use of that data is MUCH more difficult, since it must all be moved into processor RAM to be analyzed.  It is like using one truck to move the contents of a very large […]

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  • Jul 09, 2018

    Blog

    Relevant storage metrics for petabyte-scale datasets

    By Scott Shadley, VP of Marketing (July 9, 2018)

    Scott Shadley, VP of Marketing (July 9, 2018) – Classical storage vendors have worried about four factors: capacity, performance, and reliability. Cost, which typically is measured as cost per terabyte, was typically a function of the market and the other three factors. The emergence of “cold storage” (storage for data that is infrequently accessed) has added power as a new factor, which is usually expressed as watts per terabyte. While these are all great for characterising storage […]

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  • Aug 24, 2018

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    NGD Systems Presentations at Flash Memory Summit 2018

    See NGD Systems presentations from the 2018 Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, Cal. Read the NGD Systems Keynote Presentation with Microsoft Research, and our two theater presentations. Advanced Error Correction Technology and Reliability Development Computational Storage Session 301 – Real World Solutions KEYNOTE: NGD Systems Welcomes Microsoft to Showcase Intelligent Storage

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  • Jul 14, 2018

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    NGD Systems Turbocharges AI – Computational Storage Accelerates FAISS

    By utilizing NGD Systems Computational Storage to perform FAISS inside the SSD, completion times shrink dramatically, while the returned results are significantly improved. Download PDF

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  • Jul 14, 2018

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    NGD Systems Computational Storage Devices

    With support for Docker containers, porting applications to NGD Systems computational storage devices has become even simpler. Find out how NGD Sytems can help you deploy computational storage for IoT and Edge Computing applications. Download PDF

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  • Jun 26, 2018

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    Introduction to Computational Storage

    The advent of high-performance, high-capacity flash storage has changed the dynamics of the storage-compute relationship. Today, a handful of NVMe flash devices can easily saturate the PCIe bus complex of most servers. To address this mismatch, a new paradigm is required moving computing capabilities closer to the data. Download PDF

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  • Jun 26, 2018

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    Catalina-2 Product Brief

    Solving The Real Issues In Storage How can storage and application architects avoid moving large data sets across busses and datacenter networks? The NGD Systems Catalina 2 (Cat-2) is a second-generation Non-Volatile Memory Express® (NVMe™) solid state drive (SSD) that was built to address this specific issue. Storage architects confront how to scale applications in their storage environments without significantly increasing costs. This is especially true in distributed real-time analytics involving very large data sets of […]

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  • Oct 23, 2018

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    Computational Storage With In-Situ Processing

    It only takes a few NVMe flash drives to saturate a server’s PCIe Bus. Network those NVMe flash drives and the situation only gets worse. Computational Storage solves the problem by placing compute capabilities directly on the storage.

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  • Oct 12, 2018

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    Hear NGD Systems Presentation at the G2M Research SSD Webinar, Sept 11, 2018

    This webinar will focus on new form factors for NVMe SSDs, as well as new functionality such as encryption, advanced search, and computational storage. Participating vendors will include a variety of SSD vendors, including those with new form factor devices (ruler, etc.) and additional functionality. View Now

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  • Sep 27, 2018

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    Nader Salessi/Scott Shadley on Cube Part 2

    Hear from NGD Systems CEO Nader Salessi and VP of Marketing Scott Shadley about how computational storage will change the way organizations handle petabyte-scale real-time analytics, big data, and edge computing.

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  • Jun 26, 2018

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    CUBEConversation, March 2018

    Nader Salessi, Founder & CEO, NGD Systems & Scott Shadley, VP Marketing, NGD Systems sit down with Peter Burris in theCUBE Palo Alto Studios for a CUBEConversation

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  • Aug 02, 2018

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    Storage on the Edge with Scott Shadley

      Your browser does not support the audio element. What is computational storage and how do we manage storage on the edge of the network? This week’s conversation is a discussion on how storage and data is managed within IoT devices and partially covers the new segment of computational storage. Martin and Chris talk to Scott Shadley, VP of Marketing for NGD Systems.

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  • Jun 26, 2018

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    Introduction to Computational Storage

    Your browser does not support the audio element. In this episode I’m with Scott Shadley (VP of Marketing at NGD Systems) and we talk about computational storage, how it works and its benefits compared to other storage models.

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  • Jun 26, 2018

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    Making #AI #MachineLearning and #ComputerVision Intelligent at the Edge

    NGD Systems, CEO, Nader Salessi speaks to the continued gap in storage addressed by the company’s Computational Storage Platform. Helping customers with the Intelligent Edge, Fog Computing and Mega Datacenters, make storage smarter, not just faster through this Paradigm shift started by www.NGDSystems.com.

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  • May 31, 2018

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    NGD Systems Delivers Industry-First 16TB NVMe Computational Storage Device in a 2.5” U.2 SSD

    Irvine, CA, May 31, 2018

    The latest addition to the In-Situ Processing family of devices enables petabyte-scale for a variety of important “big data” analytics and IoT applications NGD Systems, Inc., the leader in computational storage, today announced the general availability (GA) of the 16 terabyte (TB) Catalina-2 U.2 NVMe solid state drive (SSD). The Catalina-2 is the first NVMe SSD with 16TB capacity that also makes available NGD’s powerful “In-Situ Processing” capabilities. The Catalina-2 does this without impact to the […]

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  • May 11, 2018

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    NGD Systems to Showcase FAISS Running on In-Situ based NVMe SSDs at the 2018 OCP Summit, March 20-21, 2018

    Irvine, Calif. – March 13, 2018

    Company also showcasing Computational Storage at CloudFest 2018, March 12-15, 2018 Irvine, Calif. – March 13, 2018 – NGD Systems, Inc., the leader in computational storage, announced today that it will showcase the potential of computational storage by augmenting the use of the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Similarity Search (FAISS) in a proof of concept (POC) around a distributed implementation of Approximate Nearest neighbor (ANN) search, where NGD’s computational storage Catalina-2 (CAT-2) In-Situ Processing NVMe SSDs are […]

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  • Mar 16, 2018

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    NGD Systems Completes Series B Financing

    Irvine, CA, March 13, 2018

    NGD Systems completes its Series B round of financing to continue development and marketing of its Intelligent Storage Products NGD Systems, Inc., the leader in computational storage, announced today the completion of Series B round of financing with $12.4M. The round was led by new investor Partech Ventures with participation from Orange Digital Ventures. Existing investors Alcor Micro and Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV) also participated in the round. In addition, the company has received a $4M […]

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  • Mar 16, 2018

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    ”Intelligent Storage” Market Survey Shows Growing Problem Moving Large Data Sets for a Variety of Applications

    Irvine, CA, December 12, 2017

    Need to move large datasets for Big Data, IoT, and ML/AI adversely impacts application performance and storage/networking/server costs, according to a recent survey from NGD Systems and G2M Research. G2M Research, an analyst firm covering the Non-Volatile Memory Express® (NVMe) marketplace, today released the results of its recent survey on the need for “Intelligence storage” for applications with large data sets. The survey, sponsored by NGD Systems, was conducted across 112 respondents from organizations involved in […]

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  • Mar 01, 2018

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    NGD Systems Announces the Industry’s Highest Capacity SSD

    Irvine, CA, February 22, 2017

    “Bringing Intelligence to Storage” ™ Irvine, Calif. – February 22, 2017 – NGD Systems, a pioneer creating intelligent solid state drives (SSD) for public and private cloud data centers, today announced the availability of the industry’s highest density storage solution. Shipping immediately and currently being qualified at leading OEMs, the Catalina SSD is available in capacities up to 24TB with 3D TLC flash in a PCIe edge card form factor. “The Catalina is the industry’s highest capacity […]

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  • Mar 01, 2018

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    NGD Systems joins OpenFog Consortium to advance adoption of Fog Computing

    Its pioneering work in moving computation to data helps define the intelligent endpoints necessary in a fog computing architecture     Irvine, CA , Oct 6, 2016 – NGD Systems, a storage pioneer creating intelligent solid state drives (SSDs) for the cloud data center, announces it has joined the OpenFog Consortium, the global organization that is driving advancements in fog computing in order to solve the latency, bandwidth and communications challenges associated with IoT, 5G communications, and […]

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  • Mar 01, 2018

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    Enterprise SSD Storage Startup NxGn Data Changes Name to NGD Systems

    Name change better reflects system-level storage solutions Irvine, CA , August 17, 2016 – NxGn Data, Inc., a storage pioneer creating intelligent solid state drives (SSDs) for the cloud data center, is changing its name to NGD Systems effective immediately. The name change highlights the system-level capabilities that the company enables directly in storage subsystems. The company unveiled the new name at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara last week, with 108 exhibitors and more than […]

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  • Mar 01, 2018

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    NxGn Data At FMS 2016

    Irvine, CA , August 3, 2016 – NxGn Data, Inc., is attending the Flash Memory Summit 2016 from August 9-11. Connect with us there!  To set up a briefing, contact Elaine Marshall at (949) 466-6303. www.flashmemorysummit.com

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  • Mar 01, 2018

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    NxGn Data Awarded a Phase 1 SBIR Grant from the NSF for Storage Analytics

    Irvine, CA , December 16, 2015 – NxGn Data, Inc., a storage pioneer creating intelligent SSDs for the data center, announces that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).  This grant will support ongoing research and development of NxGn Data’s In-Situ Processing for SSD products.  With a key goal of substantially improving overall data processing performance and energy efficiency in the data center, NxGn’s In-Situ […]

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  • Mar 01, 2018

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    NxGn Data to Present at Open Server Summit 2014

    Irvine, CA , November 10, 2014 – NxGn Data, Inc., now developing the newest generation of Intelligent SSD Solutions for enterprise and data center applications, announced it will present a technical paper at the Open Server Summit, held November 11-13, 2014 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California. The paper presented by Dr. Vladimir Alves will discuss NxGn Data’s In-Situ Processing capability and how this revolutionary approach will take “Compute to Data” cost effectively. Session […]

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  • Mar 01, 2018

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    NxGn Data Emerges from Stealth Mode to provide a paradigm shift in enterprise storage solutions

    Irvine, CA & Hsinchu, Taiwan, July 29, 2014 – NxGn Data, a developer and producer of a new generation of Intelligent SSD Solutions based on its proprietary SoC controllers, announced today that it was exiting stealth mode.  The company believes that by moving computational tasks closer to where the data resides, its intelligent storage products will considerably improve overall energy efficiency and performance by eliminating storage bandwidth bottlenecks and the high costs associated with data movement.  […]

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