NGD computational flash wins best-of-show award at FMS 2018

NGD, a maker of computational processing storage drives, has won a best-of-show award at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara.

With its Newport product, the company aims to solve the issues associated with moving petabytes of data from storage devices into server RAM for processing. The movement of a petabyte of data can take significant time, delaying results and solutions. Computational storage can eliminate the need for this data movement by embedding processing capabilities within storage devices such as SSDs. 

The result can reduce the time to process a petabyte of data to a few seconds for highly parallel, read-intensive analytic applications.  Here’s the rub: it is application-specific and the drive processor software needs producing. But Newport looks a great fit if you have such data.