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2017 Press Releases

November 14, 2017

Netlist, Nyriad and TYAN to Accelerate the Adoption of NVDIMMs and GPUs for Storage

Netlist, Inc., Nyriad® and TYAN today announced 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. All of these capabilities are impossible to be achieved with the traditional central processing unit (CPU) or redundant array of independent disks (RAID) based solutions.

C.K. Hong, Netlist Chief Executive Officer, said, "NVvault®, which is part of our storage-class memory family of solutions, is vital to Nyriad's 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.  NVvault improves the performance and data preservation found in storage virtualization, RAID, cache protection, and data logging applications requiring high-throughput by combining the high performance of DDR4 DRAM with the non-volatility of NAND Flash.

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.