IRVINE, Calif., July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- NGD Systems, a pioneer creating intelligent solid state drives (SSD) for public and private cloud data centers, today announced the availability of the industry's first in-situ processing enabled SSD. Capable of running advanced applications directly on the the drive using in-situ processing, the Catalina 2 is now available in PCIe AIC and U.2 form factors.
"Orange, like most telecom companies, experiences unique computational demands that extend from the data center to the edge of the network," said Jerome Laudouar, VP Infrastructure, Technologies and Engineering at Orange. "By moving compute-intensive tasks from servers to the source of the data storage, we would be able to deploy significant computational capabilities with very low power consumption to the network edge, where power is at a premium."
In a recent demonstration of its capabilities, NGD Systems developed in collaboration with Orange Silicon Valley (OSV), a wholly owned subsidiary of Orange SA, a facial recognition application utilizing a weightless neural network algorithm ran directly on an NGD Systems SSD including the training phase, without needing to transfer data to the host. "NGD Systems' vision of bringing intelligence to storage is now a reality. Advanced applications like embedded Artifical Intelligence (AI) and machine learning, which are by nature IO intensive, can run within the storage device," said Nader Salessi, Founder & CEO at NGD Systems.
The in-situ processing platform running on an SSD will take distributed processing to the next level, by first moving computation to the edge where the data resides, and second significantly increasing computational parallelism as storage devices are added in the system, allowing all the drives in the system to process data simultaneously. By significantly reducing data movement, the actual execution time for the overall application is accelerated while reducing the power consumption and heat generation.
NGD Systems will show this demonstration at Flash Memory Summit 2017, August 8-10 in Santa Clara CA. Please contact NGD Systems to arrange a briefing or a demonstration. Vladimir Alves, CTO and co-founder of NGD Systems, will be presenting on August 10th, at Flash Memory Summit Session 301-C, in a presentation titled "Get Compute Closer To Data."
Orange is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators with a turnover of €40.9 billion in 2016 and 154,000 employees as at 31 March 2017, 95,000 of them in France. Present in 29 countries, the Group had a total customer base of 265 million customers worldwide as at 31 March 2017, including 203 million mobile customers and 19 million fixed highspeed broadband customers. Orange is also a leading provider of telecommunication services to multinational companies under the Orange Business Services brand. In March 2015, the Group presented its new strategic plan, "Essentials2020", which places customer experience at the heart of its strategy with the aim of allowing them to benefit fully from the digital universe and the power of its highspeed networks. Orange is listed on Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN). For more information (on the internet and on your mobile): www.orange.com, www.orange-business.com or to follow us on Twitter: @presseorange. Orange and any other Orange product or service named in this press release are trademarks of Orange or Orange Brand Services Limited.
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About NGD Systems
Founded in 2013 with offices in Irvine, Calif., NGD Systems (formerly NxGnData) is a venture-funded company focused on the design and manufacture of a new generation of intelligent SSD solutions. NGD Systems SSD controllers use proprietary Elastic FTL and Advanced LDPC Engines to provide industry leading capacity scalability and storage intelligence. The company is led by an executive team that helped drive and shape the flash storage industry, with decades in leadership positions with storage companies such as Western Digital, STEC, and Memtech.
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