An architecture in which data is processed in close physical proximity to the storage device.
Primary benefit: reduce the amount of data that must move between the storage plane and the compute plane.
The CPU processes data compute tasks such as compression; data is sent between storage and compute planes.
Computational Storage Architecture shifts data compute tasks to a hardware accelerator (FPGA), offloading the CPU. Data stays close to the compute, avoiding data movement on the slower CPU compute plane.
We target applications when demand to process storage outpaces traditional architectures featuring CPUs.
Examples: Compression, Erasure Coding, Deduplication
Examples: RocksDB, Cassandra, Hadoop, MySQL
Drive, server or service? We’ve standardized on the SNIA definitions for these, which fall into the following categories:
A component that provides persistent data storage and computational services.
A component that provides computational services to a storage system without providing persistent storage.
A collection of computational storage drives, computational storage processors and/or storage devices, combined with a body of control software.
A specific computational task/service provided by a CSD, CSP or CSA. This can be fixed purpose (e.g. Compression) or general purpose (e.g. FPGA).
We have customization capabilities for building a range of current and emerging form factors like ESDFF. Talk to us about how we can turn your application needs into an enterprise-class solution!
BittWare (a Molex company) is a strategic investor in Eideticom, a recognized thought leader in NVMe based Computational Storage solutions.
Their mission is to develop world-class Computational Storage Solutions for cloud and enterprise data centers. Eideticom’s NoLoad® Computational Storage Processor (CSP) is accelerating data center infrastructure, enabling greater scalability and dramatically lowering cost.
Eideticom and Los Alamos National Laboratory are collaborating on a storage acceleration solution using the BittWare 250-U2 computational storage processor. Key news from the press release:
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