Top Executive: Elad Sity, CEO
NeuroBlade aims to remove major data movement bottlenecks for data centers with a new data analytics architecture it said is the first to bring processing-in-memory to production. The Tel Aviv, Israel-based startup announced in October that it had raised an $83 million Series B funding round from investors, including Intel Capital, MediaTek and UMC. Core to the startup’s efforts is its Intense Memory Processing Unit, which contains thousands of parallel processors that are closely coupled with DRAM, to cut down on how many times data has to move between memory, storage and CPU cores. The IMPU chips power NeuroBlade’s Xiphos server appliance, which it said can provide up to 100 times faster performance for data analytics applications while also providing a large boost in performance-per-dollar. Among the startup’s early supporters is SAP, which said has “great potential” to significantly improve performance for database management system software.