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.

Computational Storage- A Compelling Solution for Bringing Intelligence to the Edge

2019-02-19T09:38:28+00:00

Just like improving performance in complex systems, improving compute density and reducing power usage at the edge requires a comprehensive assessment of the sources of the problems, and not just through the incremental application of technologies. A recent study has shown that up to 50% of power consumption in datacenters results from data movement between systems and components. Given that, it would seem that minimizing data movement might be a good place to start the [...]

Computational Storage- A Compelling Solution for Bringing Intelligence to the Edge2019-02-19T09:38:28+00:00

The Challenge of Bringing Intelligence to the Edge

2019-02-13T07:44:05+00:00

Clearly, edge computing use cases are important use cases, and creating and deploying edge computing solutions for these types of problems has significant complexities. The number of important use cases for edge computing are also increasing rapidly as instrumentation (sensors and video cameras for example) rapidly increase. However, there are significant difficulties in fielding many of these solutions. Self-driving cars and aircraft engine management systems are great examples of the difficulties that many edge computing [...]

The Challenge of Bringing Intelligence to the Edge2019-02-13T07:44:05+00:00

What is Edge Computing?

2019-02-13T07:44:47+00:00

We have all heard the term “edge computing” before. But how is edge computing different from the embedded computing use cases that we have known for decades? One of the most significant differences between embedded computing and edge computing is the size of the dataset that edge computing applications utilize. The typical edge application utilizes a dataset that is hundreds of terabytes in size or larger, with some edge application datasets approaching or exceeding a [...]

What is Edge Computing?2019-02-13T07:44:47+00:00

Why the Need for Computational Storage Is Persistent

2019-01-29T09:59:04+00:00

Many technology inflection points are temporary in nature. They occur because one technology leapfrogs another related technology in capabilities. This has happened several times over the past twenty years; examples include the emergence of 10 gigabyte Ethernet (GbE), massive increases in hard disk drive capacity during the 1990s, and the introduction of hypervisors in the early 2000s. All of these changes resulted in disruption of the ecosystems around these devices, but other technologies eventually caught [...]

Why the Need for Computational Storage Is Persistent2019-01-29T09:59:04+00:00

Computational Storage as a Bridge of the Compute-Storage Gap

2019-01-22T09:21:02+00:00

When it comes down to it, the problem that is posed by the bandwidth gap between the Common Flash Memory Interface (CFI) bus and the PCI Express (PCIe) bus is not dissimilar to that which has happened with other technology inflections. The difference with this inflection point is that it is further amplified by the rapidly growing capacity of today’s SSDs. This is an issue that NGD Systems highlighted this issue in a video that we [...]

Computational Storage as a Bridge of the Compute-Storage Gap2019-01-22T09:21:02+00:00

The Gap Between Storage Capacity, and CFI Bus, and PCI Express

2019-01-17T13:03:42+00:00

To understand the performance and capacity gap that exists between flash devices and servers, it is useful to understand the internal architecture of a typical NVMe SSD. The figure below an NVMe SSD with one eight-channel controller and eight NAND chips (for simplicity, the DRAM chips that are also normally part of the SSD design are not shown here). The interface between the controller and each NAND chip is known as the Common Flash Memory [...]

The Gap Between Storage Capacity, and CFI Bus, and PCI Express2019-01-17T13:03:42+00:00

Why Technology Inflections and Innovations are Often Driven by Performance Mismatches

2019-01-09T09:02:17+00:00

When we think of the various technologies that have been created in IT, one question that arises is how and why some technologies have been successful while others have not. In most cases, technologies that have been successful addressed significant gaps between existing technologies and the needs behind those technologies. Typically, these gaps occurred as the technology on one side of the gap evolved more quickly than the technology on the other side of the gap, [...]

Why Technology Inflections and Innovations are Often Driven by Performance Mismatches2019-01-09T09:02:17+00:00

NGD Systems: Looking forward to 2019

2018-12-17T16:56:56+00:00

As I mentioned in my previous blog, 2018 was a great year for both computational storage and for NGD Systems. We finished up the year last week exhibiting at the both the Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations, and Cloud Strategies Conference in Las Vegas (where we announced being selected as a “Cool Vendor” in Storage Technologies by Gartner), and at NVMe Developer Days in San Diego. As we stated previously, NGD Systems also won several awards this [...]

NGD Systems: Looking forward to 20192018-12-17T16:56:56+00:00

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