Founded in mid
2013, with offices in Irvine, CA & Hsinchu, Taiwan, NxGn Data is a privately
held company focused on the design and manufacture of a new generation of
Intelligent SSD Solutions. |
The company is led by Nader Salessi,
Founder & CEO, Vladimir Alves,
Co-Founder & CTO, and Richard Mataya,
Co-Founder & SVP SSD Solutions. These 3 veterans have over a decade in the
SSD industry working for such companies as Western Digital, STEC, and Memtech in
various executive capacities and have helped drive and shape the industry during
this period of rapid growth and expansion.
Editor:- November 24, 2016 -
NxGn Data made its
first appearance ranked in the
Top SSD Companies List
in the Q1 2016
Now in the new
Q3 2016 edition
NxGn has joined the top 5 region of the list - which (among other
during 2016) confirms that the enterprise market is still willing to
contemplate evolving new approaches to SSD based applications acceleration.
|NxGn Data exits stealth
with promise of in-situ SSD processing|
|Editor:- July 29, 2014 -
NxGn Data today
exited stealth mode.
NxGn will use
adaptive DSP technology to enable small form factor SSDs (such as
aimed at the enterprise market - using MLC and TLC down to 1z-nm geometries.
Fully functional FPGA-based samples will be available in early 2015,
followed by final production samples of SoC-based M.2 solutions in late 2015.
says it will be the first SSD controller company in the industry with
in-storage computation capability - what it calls "In-Situ Processing".
comments:- Earlier this year I published a couple of reports and mentions
about SSD suppliers (LSI
and Memblaze) who
have modifed their controller firmware to eliminate or bypass functions from the
lowest level SSD drive - for large customers like Baidu - who then use their
array level software to get better utilization and performance.
market InnoDisk - uses
what it calls 3rd generation architecture - to partition intelligent data
actions between the controller and software stack.
Until recently -
only Fusion-io (in
whose products the flash controller and apps server - share the same CPU cores)
has been able to maximize high end context intelligence with low level flash
block data access at a similar latency level.
But once you've solved
the problem of making SSDs reliable and fast - it's tempting to create an SSD
instruction set which which focuses on application layer needs too - and not
just those of dumb storage.
Flash: Towards Energy-Efficient, In-Situ Data Analytics on Extreme-Scale
|NSF funds project to
progress in-situ SSD processing|
|Editor:- December 16, 2015 - NxGn Data today
announced it has been
awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1
(about $150K) from the National Science
"We've made great strides in developing our
fundamental SSD technology, with a working prototype (of in-situ SSD processing)
now running in our lab," said Nader Salessi,
CEO and founder of NxGn Data.
The grant application says - "This
project explores the Big Data paradigm shift where processing capability is
pushed as close to the data as possible. The in-situ processing technology
pushes this concept to the absolute limit, by putting the computational
capability directly into the storage itself and eliminating the need to move the
data to main memory before processing."