Nimbus Data ExaDrive
Nimbus Data unveiled ExaDrive, a new software and multiprocessor offering the Irvine, Calif.-based company said will help OEMs build next-generation SSDs with capacities of up to 500 TB by the year 2020. Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Viking Technology and Newark, Calif.-based Smart Modular Technologies are already shipping 25-TB and 50-TB SSDs featuring the ExaDrive technology for cloud infrastructure, technical computing and digital content storage., Nimbus Data said.
Unlike conventional SSD technology, which is based on a single flash controller, ExaDrive uses a distributed multiprocessor architecture to manage higher capacities. ExaDrive employs multiple ultra-low-power ASICs to error correction, while an intelligent flash processor provides wear-leveling and capacity management in software.