Scott Shadley

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About Scott Shadley

Scott has spent over 20 years in the Semiconductor and storage space in MFG, Design and Marketing. His experience spans over 15 years at Micron and time at STEC. His efforts have help lead to products in the market with over $300M in revenue.

2018 Has Been A Great Year for NGD Systems!

2018-12-12T16:50:14+00:00

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 [...]

2018 Has Been A Great Year for NGD Systems!2018-12-12T16:50:14+00:00

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

2018-12-06T13:11:36+00:00

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 [...]

Thanks to the Technology Marketplace (and Gartner) for Recognizing NGD Systems as a Cool Vendor2018-12-06T13:11:36+00:00

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

2018-11-28T11:10:54+00:00

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 [...]

NGD Systems is a “Cool Vendor” in Storage Technologies, At Least According To Gartner2018-11-28T11:10:54+00:00

What Types of HPC Problems Can Computational Storage Solve?

2018-11-20T10:40:00+00:00

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 [...]

What Types of HPC Problems Can Computational Storage Solve?2018-11-20T10:40:00+00:00

How Does Computational Storage Accelerate HPC?

2018-11-15T22:19:59+00:00

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 [...]

How Does Computational Storage Accelerate HPC?2018-11-15T22:19:59+00:00

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

2018-11-15T22:19:38+00:00

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, [...]

NGD Systems to Co-Chair New SNIA Technical Working Group on Computational Storage2018-11-15T22:19:38+00:00

High-Performance Computing: Moving From Expensive to Commodity Computing

2018-11-07T16:39:54+00:00

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), [...]

High-Performance Computing: Moving From Expensive to Commodity Computing2018-11-07T16:39:54+00:00

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

2018-11-01T09:05:36+00:00

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 [...]

Finding that Pumpkin Cutout Template Faster – Reducing Servers, Accelerating CDN Applications2018-11-01T09:05:36+00:00

New Storage Technologies That Can Improve CDN Competitiveness

2018-11-01T09:05:10+00:00

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 [...]

New Storage Technologies That Can Improve CDN Competitiveness2018-11-01T09:05:10+00:00

How Hyperscale Companies and Telecom Carriers Impact CDN Competitiveness

2018-11-01T09:04:57+00:00

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 [...]

How Hyperscale Companies and Telecom Carriers Impact CDN Competitiveness2018-11-01T09:04:57+00:00