Feb 07 2019
Hopefully our last blogs have helped you understand why it is difficult for applications to adopt new technologies. At NGD Systems, we have taken a “targeted adaptation” approach to enabling the use of computational storage by mainstream applications. These include the following:
These tools allow applications to be ported to the NGD Systems computational storage in hours or weeks, not months or years. As an example, NGD Systems, along with Microsoft, ported the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Similarity Search (FAISS) application to our Catalina-2 Computational Storage SSD in a little over a week. The impact on performance was dramatic – the time for FAISS to execute on the NGD platform barely increased as the size of the data sets increased, while FAISS running on a standard X86 platform saw dramatic increases in execution time as the size of the data set increased. FAISS running on the NGD Systems Catalina-2 barely exceeded an execution time of 0.5 seconds, while the time on the X86 for the largest data set was over 40 seconds. If you want to explore how NGD Systems can help to accelerate your applications, send me an email at email@example.com.