13 Nov 2017 Denver - Netlist Inc., Nyriad and TYAN have introduced a solution to support Netlist NVvault non-volatile memory for cache acceleration in Nyriad's graphics processing unit (GPU)-accelerated storage platform, NSULATE on a TYAN Thunder server.
By adopting Netlist's NVvault DDR4 NVDIMM-N non-volatile memory, Nyriad NSULATE-based storage systems can be configured to achieve millions of IOPS, sustaining high throughput while also enabling levels of storage resilience and integrity - impossible with traditional central processing unit (CPU) or redundant array of independent disks (RAID)-based solutions.
The Netlist and Nyriad technologies will be showcased on a TYAN Thunder HX FT77D-B7109 dual root complex 4U 8GPU server configured with Netlist's NVvault at the SuperComputing 2017 Conference Exhibition taking place in Denver, Colorado from November 13-16. Additional information on the demonstration will be available at Netlist's booth #2069 and TYAN's booth #1269.
C.K. Hong, Netlist Chief Executive Officer, stated: "NVvault, which is part of our storage-class memory family of solutions, is vital to Nyriads NSULATE accelerated and resilient storage-processing architecture. When combined with TYAN's latest server targeted at big data and high-performance computing applications, we have created a game changing platform to drive improved IOPS (input/output operations per second), security, scale, performance and total storage array cost per terabyte. The solution enables NVvault to bring substantial performance benefits to end user applications such as Big-Data analytics by storing data in a way that is directly accessible to high performance GPUs."
Nyriad Chief Executive Officer Matthew Simmons stated: "Processing and storing large volumes of data has become so I/O (input/output) intensive that traditional storage and network fabrics can't cope with the volume of information that needs to be processed and stored in real-time. However, GPUs have become the dominant solution for modern high-performance computing, big-data and machine learning applications. Our collaboration with Netlist and TYAN has broken this bottleneck and will enable major leaps in exascale storage performance and efficiency."
Danny Hsu, Vice President of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation's TYAN Business Unit, stated: "For many years, TYAN has met the ongoing challenge to provide efficient and powerful products that can support demanding applications in many areas, including the storage and high-performance computer space. Towards this goal, we are working with Netlist and Nyriad to define a new kind of computing solution to address vastly larger data sets and analytics, offering huge performance gains for customers worldwide."
Netlist's NVvault DDR4 is an NVDIMM-N that provides data acceleration and protection in a JEDEC standard DDR4 interface. It is designed to be integrated into industry standard server or storage solutions. NVvault is a persistent memory technology that has been widely adopted by industry standard servers and storage systems. By combining the high performance of DDR4 DRAM with the non-volatility of NAND Flash, NVvault improves the performance and data preservation found in storage virtualization, RAID, cache protection, and data logging applications requiring high-throughput.
Nyriad's NSULATE solves these problems by replacing RAID controllers with GPUs for all Linux storage applications. This enables the GPUs to perform double duty as both I/O controllers and compute accelerators in the same integrated solution. The combination of Netlist NV Memory with NSULATE produces the best of both worlds, with low-latency IOPS achievable by any storage solution combined with maximum data resilience, security, throughput and efficiency in the same architecture.
The first next-generation solutions based on the Netlist and Nyriad technology is expected to appear in the market from leading industry partners early next year.