"The Plug-in Performance Platform is built to plug-in as much non-volatile SSD storage or compute acceleration to the platform as needed, for a lower cost in dollars and power consumption, enabling tremendous flexibility. Running on standard hardware, the platform handles low-level implementation details so developers and data scientists can be more productive.
Two critical technologies that support the NVXL platform were unveiled: FlexAccel and FlexDurance. FlexAccel leverages FPGA and ASIC acceleration with a unique software layer that allows deep learning, machine learning, and big data developers to use industry-standard APIs, allowing modules to dynamically optimize for peak compute acceleration or faster SSD performance. FlexDurance extends the write endurance of the 3D NAND flash in the platform, resulting in longer life, greater reliability, increased flexibility, and a lower total cost of ownership."