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 nice !). The greatest problem with petabyte-scale problems is the huge amount of data that needs to be moved from storage to RAM so that the [...]
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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 these. One of the places where computational storage shines is read-centric parallel analytics (e.g., lots of parallel operations on a single dataset). Last month we [...]
NGD Systems Awarded Phase IIB Small Business Innovation Research by the National Science Foundation Award demonstrates continued commitment to deployment of In-Situ Processing and its ability to boost Computational Storage performance. – 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 for Computational Storage through In-Situ Processing for growing petabyte-scale analytics workloads. The award represents continued commitment and [...]
NGD Systems Computational Storage Devices Now Support Containers for Flexible Application Deploymentdostogir 2018-07-12T15:01:07+00:00
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 of capacity with only 12 watts of power consumption provides a viable platform, ideal for Internet of Things (IoT) and Edge Computing applications. Edge-computing solutions [...]
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
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 to adoption for emerging technologies is a lack of “lighthouse customers” – early adopter organizations who are using the technology to solve real issues, and [...]
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, ideal for Internet of Things (IoT) and Edge Computing applications driving today’s data growth. By integrating support for containers we enable faster application migration while [...]
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 at the device level, they miss the impact of storage on overall system cost and performance. For instance, buying the fastest SSDs you can get [...]
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
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