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

First Public Demonstration of Nyriad NSULATE on a TYAN Thunder Server Configured with Netlist NVvault®at SuperComputing 2017

Denver, Colorado, November 13, 2017 - Netlist, Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST), 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 – 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, CO 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, 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. 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.


About Netlist - https://netlist.com

Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Irvine, California, Netlist is a leading provider of high-performance modular memory subsystems to the world’s premier OEMs. Netlist specializes in hybrid memory – the merging of DRAM and NAND flash raw materials to create memory solutions. The Company’s patented memory technologies provide superior performance, and high density in a cost efficient solution. From database to enterprise applications, Netlist serves diverse industries that require superior memory performance to empower critical business decisions in today’s data-driven environment.

About Nyriad® - https://nyriad.com

Nyriad is a New Zealand-based exascale computing company specialising in advanced data storage solutions for big data and high performance computing. Born out of its consulting work on the Square Kilometre Array Project, the company was forced to rethink the relationship between storage, processing and bandwidth to achieve a breakthrough in system stability and performance capable of processing and storing over 160Tb/s of radio antennae data in real-time, within a power budget impossible with any modern IT solutions.

About TYAN - https://tyan.com

TYAN, as a leading server brand of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation under the MiTAC Group (TSE:3706), designs, manufactures and markets advanced x86 and x86-64 server/workstation board technology, platforms and server solution products. Its products are sold to OEMs, VARs, System Integrators and Resellers worldwide for a wide range of applications. TYAN enables its customers to be technology leaders by providing scalable, highly-integrated, and reliable products for a wide range of applications such as server appliances and solutions for HPC, hyper-scale/data center, server storage and security appliance markets. For more information, visit MiTAC’s website at http://www.mic-holdings.com or TYAN’s website at http://www.tyan.com