Singapore, 10 March – A*STAR’s Data Storage Institute (DSI) will showcase its next generation Non-Volatile Memory systems and solutions at CeBIT 2014, Germany.

Singapore, 10 March 2014 – A*STAR’s Data Storage Institute (DSI) will showcase its next generation Non-Volatile Memory systems and solutions at CeBIT 2014, Germany. The DSI team will demonstrate a new range of advanced file system design, hardware controllers, emerging disk technologies and new programming paradigm targeted at Non-Volatile Memories (NVM) of the future that will enhance storage and processing efficiencies in data centres.

According to a recent report by Gartner , storage architectures must be robust and agile to meet the challenges of data centre modernization and cloud initiatives. The efficiency of businesses and service quality is highly dependent on the performance, scalability, reliability, security and cost of the underlying IT solutions.

The incorporation of NVM technologies into data centres will significantly improve speed and scalability. DSI has developed an advanced file system and memory stacks (NVMOS Stacks) called the Database booster which has been tested against industry benchmarks and demonstrated its ability in improving database performance by up to nine-fold as compared to traditional approaches. This system can be deployed in high speed Network Attached Storage (NAS) servers, high performance database servers, and used for real-time big data analysis, high speed cloud gateway and large-scale parallel storage systems such as Hadoop.

Other technologies on display include the Enterprise Network Attached Storage, a high performance storage system built for the Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) drives that are 10 times more efficient than Facebook’s Flashcache system in terms of latency . This was achieved with the use of DSI’s intelligent file caching technology.

Another key advancement is DSI’s Hardware Security Accelerator (HSA), a PCIe-based hardware security encryption device that provides techniques which ensure the fastest encryption performance. At the same time, the device provides the highest level of security for symmetric encryption. The system’s encryption throughput performs up to seven times better than existing solutions from other leading hardware security players in the market. HSA can be deployed as a block device encryption solution for Enterprise Network-Attached Storage (NAS) such as virtual machines, database and file servers.

Dr Pantelis Alexopoulos, Executive Director, DSI, said, “As data grow unabated, increasingly information storage systems need to go beyond current methods and approaches to bridge the gaps of today’s technologies to the future needs. I am pleased to report that DSI has been making research advancement in developing future data centre technologies and solutions to meet the challenges of social networking, big data and cloud computing.”

CeBIT is the world's largest trade fair showcasing digital IT and telecommunications solutions, and also an exclusive hotbed for new business models and cutting-edge products. The event will be held at Hannover, Germany, from 10-14 March, 2014. DSI will be exhibiting its solutions at Hall 009 (Research & Innovation), Stand no. E09.


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About the Data Storage Institute (DSI)
The Data Storage Institute (DSI) is a member of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). Established in 1992 as the Magnetics Technology Centre (MTC), it was renamed Data Storage Institute in 1996. The research institute’s vision is to be a vital node in a global community of knowledge generation and innovation, nurturing research talents and capabilities for world-class R&D in next generation storage technologies.

For more information about DSI, please visit www.dsi.a-star.edu.sg.

About the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is Singapore's lead public sector agency that fosters world-class scientific research and talent to drive economic growth and transform Singapore into a vibrant knowledge-based and innovation driven economy.

In line with its mission-oriented mandate, A*STAR spearheads research and development in fields that are essential to growing Singapore’s manufacturing sector and catalysing new growth industries. A*STAR supports these economic clusters by providing intellectual, human and industrial capital to its partners in industry.

A*STAR oversees 18 biomedical sciences and physical sciences and engineering research entities, located in Biopolis and Fusionopolis, as well as their vicinity. These two R&D hubs house a bustling and diverse community of local and international research scientists and engineers from A*STAR’s research entities as well as a growing number of corporate laboratories.

For more information about A*STAR, please visit www.a-star.edu.sg.

Published: 09 Mar 2014

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