Nyriad is a exascale software company specialising in advanced data storage solutions for big data and high performance computing. Nyriad is a commercial spin-out from research on the Square Kilometre Array, a multi-billion dollar radio telescope and the world's largest computing project, being constructed by a consortium of 10 nations across Australia and South Africa.
SKA1 will capture approximately 160TB per second of radio data. This needs to be continuously processed and stored by two of the world's largest supercomputers. The sheer scale of the data, and the computational requirements to process it, led Nyriad to a breakthrough in computing density where parallel computing and distributed storage-processing become the same thing.
In 2016, Nyriad partnered with Australia's International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research to adopt Nyriad's technology for Radio Astronomy and developed the Radio Astronomy Block Device (RABiD), which is deployed at the Murchison Widefield Array in Western Australia.
The technology is now available commercially as NSULATE to our OEM and cloud service partners. Our NZ engineering and international business development teams will be built up rapidly as we grow our business.
Accelerating Science and Discovery
The role of GPUs
10 years ago, GPU manufacturers started to generalise their chip architectures to support general purpose processing, turning video cards into miniature supercomputers.
Today, GPUs are ubiquitous in modern supercomputing and leading the transition to faster, more efficient exascale computing solutions. As computing power increases, network and storage IO bottlenecks have come to dominate HPC costs.
Nyriad specialises in the use of GPUs to accelerate processing and I/O, significantly reducing data movement, enabling faster processing and lower power consumption for exascale systems.