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 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

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