"NVXL is bringing an enhanced endurance SSD to market by using NVMdurance technology.

NVMdurance is an Irish startup that uses firmware in an FPGA to control and manage how data is written to an SSD in such as way as to extend its working life up to 10 times longer than before. It has a partnership with Intel to use the Altera FPGA for this.

NVXL is based in Fremont, California, and says it’s producing a storage and compute acceleration platform with Plug-in Performance Platform technology."

"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."

"The NVXL implementation will use an Altera FPGA, a result of the cooperation between Altera (now part of Intel) and NVMdurance announced at last year's Flash Memory Summit. NVMdurance has a unique endurance-extending technology that delays wear-out of flash memory, enabling it to last exponentially longer. NVXL's product applies the NVMdurance technology to 3D NAND flash memory.

'NVXL's vision is to provide a platform that radically changes the approach to non-volatile storage and compute acceleration. This product launch places the company way ahead of the game," said Pearse Coyle, NVMdurance CEO. "It is the first live market launch of a storage technology product to include our unique optimization software which greatly extends the intrinsic endurance of flash memory.'"