Why Computational Storage Makes Sense for the Edge
Alan Renouf explains how computational storage technology can enable existing servers to gain performance, increase their energy efficiency, and open new technical and business opportunities at the edge.
In my previous article, I discussed Dirt and Tractors. Now it is time to wrap up the discussion with a conversation on Power consumption (even for Chia, yes) and more on what AutoPlotting is all about. So let's get started... Chia doesn't just grow on its own after all.
Q&A on Data Movement and Computational Storage
Listen to Jim Fister of The Decision Place with Nidish Kamath of KIOXIA, David McIntyre of Samsung, and Eli Tiomkin of NGD Systems as they talk about “Data Movement and Computational Storage.” In the webcast, these expert panelists discussed new ways to look at storage, flexible computer systems, and how to put on your security hat. Check out some of the back-and-forths, and tune in to the entire video for customer use cases and thoughts for the future.
CHIA-Auto-Plotting-Farming-Blockchain-Crypto Done Right
What is Chia? I am sure you have heard of the new Crypto Coin "Chia" right? It the first of the eco-friendly, non power hungry blockchain solutions on the market. How is this possible? What makes it unique? Check out this primer from our friends at StorageReview.com and a Podcast with the latest member of the Exec team at Chia, Jonmichael Hands, formerly of Intel, now the VP of Storage Business Development there.
Edge Compute and NVMe Computational Storage – AWS Greengrass
What happens when you bring two great technologies together in a truly innovative way? You achieve success in ways never before thought of. In this case, we took time to work with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and integrated their IOT Greengrass core into our devices to allow for localized data management and storage devices that can interact directly with the cloud. Want to know more? Let’s review the platforms being used.
What's with All the Hype
What does a #HypeCycle from Gartner mean to you as a customer??? Why does that matter? #ComputationalStorage enter the #HypeCycle at the crossover point due to products like the NewportPlatform already shipping to customers!! When technology gets Hyped without real products, they call it a "Trigger". However, with real products from NGD Systems, and others, the technology enters the Hype at the 'start of the rise'.
I’m Givin’ Her All She’s Got Captain!
In my last post we talked about an experiment with neural networks we ran here at NGD Systems. The goal of this experiment was to test energy efficiency and accuracy of 5 different image detection and object recognition algorithms. These are complex neural networks often run in edge applications. We wanted to test them in three different hardware configurations to see which configuration gave us the lowest power utilization (important for edge devices) while still delivering the highest accuracy possible.
I’m Givin’ Her All She’s Got Captain!
Those immortal words come from Montgomery “Scotty” Scott, Chief Engineer on the starship Enterprise. Who hasn’t heard them uttered at least once in their lifetime in reference to a situation where we just “need more power”? I’ve heard this phrase repeated often in meetings, in social gatherings, and even once after a trip around the race track in an antique car. However, I never expected this 1960’s catch phrase to become synonymous with the value proposition of an NVMe device…….and yet this perfectly describes the real contributions made to Neural Network environments that deploy Computational Storage Drives (also known as CSD’s).
Creating an Edge Computing Business Plan
Edge computing has taken the technology industry by storm and with the advent of 5G, smart/autonomous cars, and content delivery networks (CDN), the edge computing sector will continue to grow. Suffice to say, the edge is no longer about the future – it is here with us today, and while the scope is broadening, the datacenters at the edge become more valuable, allowing data to be intelligently managed and processed in remote locations.
NGD Named to 2019 Storage Products of the Year
We’re excited to announce that we won the Silver Award for TechTarget and Storage Magazine’s 2019 Storage Products of the Year Awards for our Newport NVMe Computational Storage Drives (CSDs).
Starting 2020 with a Bang! Series C Funding Accelerates the Production and Deployment of NGD’s NVMe Computational Storage Drives
We recently announced the closing of our Series C funding round, bringing in $20 million to accelerate the production and deployment of the world’s first NVMe Computational Storage Drive (CSD). The latest round was led in a round led by MIG Capital with participation from blue chip strategic investor Western Digital Capital Global, Ltd. We were also excited to have participation from existing investors like Orange Digital Ventures, Partech, BGV and Plug-N-Play.
Compression and Decompression Is Bottlenecking Datacenters: NVMe Computational Storage Eases the Pain
The NGD’s approach to computational storage using In-Situ processing solves challenges in data movement and enables enterprises to save time in compressing and decompressing files.
Stream with Ease Using NVMe Computational Storage
Learn how computational storage boosts the processing power of content delivery networks (CDNs), edge infrastructure, and endpoint devices to overcome the flood of data amid the rising popularity of streaming services.
3 Ways NVMe Computational Storage Will Deliver Big in 2020
Computational storage adds analytical power and speed to data analysis, enables better 5G connectivity, and simplifies the traffic content flow of content delivery networks.