2017-07-05: SSRLabs has developed a crypto processor that supports all current standards for encryption. We have added features for improved security and key management as well as ways to authenticate a person or a non-person entity. Doing so not only makes communication and securing data-at-rest safer, it makes encryption easier to use and deploy, and by doing so, enables a truly secure Internet of Things. With this crypto processor we hope that the Internet of Things (IOT) can become a tool and an infrastructure that benefits humankind. As a side effect, the general public can start to make use of its rights to privacy and secrecy without having to rely on the government or private service providers.
2017-07-05: We are proud to announce that the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) has published our White Paper on high-performance Memory Interfaces for Next-Generation Data Centers on their web site. Downloading it requires registration at the GSA. If you are interested in this White Paper and you do not want to register at the GSA, please contact me and I'll send you that White Paper as PDF.
2017-01-22: We have removed all Social Media connections, links and references. We simply did not see any return on the time we have invested. The fraction of visitors to our web site from all social media combined was below 1% of total visitors. We'll likely close our social media accounts as well.
2017-01-22: It looks like the presentation I gave at ITU is now available on Vimeo. Here is part 1, and this is part 2 of the talk at ITU about the Applications of HPC. The presentation was well-visited. The students fielded quite a number of good questions. Thanks to ITU for organizing this event, particularly to Bao Phan.
2017-01-17: We have been reinvited to give a talk at the 2017 Flash Memory Summit. We will present a comparison of HBM2 to our vlcRAM and point out where they are different, and where they are complementary.
2017-01-17: My presentation "Unified Memory for HPC and Big Data" at the 2016 Flash Memory Summit was quite a success. The entire Forum Q-21: Flash in Big Data and Analytics (Data Management Track) drew a good number of people into the room, and a very good Q&A session followed. The presentation is available for download here in the proceedings.
2017-01-17: In April of 2016 I gave a presentation to the Open Server Summit 2016 with the title "Improving HPC Performance with Coprocessors
and Very Large Memory Subsystems", and for a while the document was available online under the document title 20160414_SA201_Kloth.pdf. However, it seems like that link does not exist any more, and all of the Open Server Summit proceedings are either lost or hidden somewhere within the Flash Memory Summit site, to which the Open Server Summit site now redirects. If you are interested in my presentation please let me know and I'll send it to you.
2016-02-04: I am going to give a talk on the Applications of HPC at the International Technological University (ITU). See EventBrite for tickets and EventUpon as well as Eventful for the announcements.
2016-01-06: We have been invited to speak at the 2016 Flash Memory Summit and at the 2016 Open Server Summit.
2016-01-02: Happy New Year to all of our followers, partners and readers of this site!
2015-08-22: Our 2015 Flash Memory Summit Presentation has been a runaway success. We received an impressive number of requests for our technology and are working through quite a backlog.
2015-07-06: We have been invited to present at the 2015 Flash Memory Summit, after a successful 2014 presentation and good follow-up. The topic is going to be "Hybrid Memory Cube-Based Unified Memory". This time we are going to go into a little bit more detail on performance (i.e. bandwidth and latency) as well as size and cost compared to a DDR3 SSTL-2 based DIMM DRAM solution versus our HMC-based Very Large Capacity Memory.
2015-01-26: SSRLabs has signed contracts for representation in mainland China, Hongkong and in India. That gives us an increased footprint and more exposure.
2014-08-21: SSRLabs has moved its Global HQ from Menlo Park to Pacifica.
2014-08-07: SSRLabs has presented its Very Large Capacity Memory at the 2014 Flash Memory Summit, lining up exactly with the requirements that Steve Wozniak of Apple and Fusion-IO fame put forth in his Fireside Chat. The requirements "The Woz" put forth were simple: Move Flash closer to the CPU (which is what we suggest and have), allow it to be addressed as Random Access Memory (which is what we allow) and make an optional file system on it available for those applications that need it (which is what we support, even in a dynamically allocated distribution between RAM-like and File System Memory).
2014-07-23: We have been invited to present at the 2014 Flash Memory Summit. The topic is going to be "Flash Memory System Redesigned for Big Data", covering the basics of our HMC-based Very Large Capacity Memory.
2014-02-03: "Big Data" and HPC seem to support two opposing trends: in-house data centers and external providers of IT Infrastructure aka "The Cloud". Amazon's EC2 and SalesForce.com and others are growing at rates higher than the industry as a whole. At the same time we see in-house data centers of larger companies grow in size and capabilities. However, especially small and medium-sized companies forego building out their own IT. SSRLabs is evaluating whether to design appliances for both HPC and storage together with partners. That would simplify building in-house "Big Data" or HPC capabilities.
2014-01-08: It looks like biotech (or more precisely, computational microbiology) is going to be a huge HPC market. We have been repeatedly asked by biotech companies in the past few weeks now if and how we accelerate protein folding. They all report runtimes of their current algorithms on current hardware in a range that is not acceptable to them.
2013-12-24: Merry Christmas! The team at SSRLabs wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and successful New Year!
2013-11-04: SSRLabs has decided to develop not only a Hybrid Memory Cube host adapter, but an entire HMC base logic with vault controllers. We will license out all of the individual components and the Controller since they are non-core components to us. Please contact us if you are interested in licensing it from us.
2013-10-22: The new SEC rules allow all accredited investors to invest directly in private companies. This opens up funding outside of angels, VCs and crowdfunding. Please contact us for more information if you are interested in investing in a private company with a vision for the future and distinguished technology that forms a barrier to entry for competitors that at the same time has managed to accumulate a stellar team.
2013-09-26: The SEC has changed the rules for accredited investors to invest in privately held startups. We are investigating what impact that may have on us.
2013-09-04: It looks like our architecture and the interview with Rich Brueckner at insideHPC hit a nerve. The story was picked up by insideStartups as well.
2013-09-04: insideHPC has created a podcast and slidecast of an interview with our founder Axel Kloth about our technology. Here is the link to the podcast.
2013-08-12: insideHPC has picked up the story of John Gustafson joining our Technology Advisory Board. Here is the link to the page.
2013-07-16: A true industry luminary of HPC - John Gustafson - has joined SSRLabs' Technology Advisory Board (TAB). He brings with him software and benchmark expertise we have not had on our TAB before. We are very excited to have John join our TAB.
2013-06-28: The inventor of the 8051, the world's most widely deployed embedded processor architecture, John Wharton, has joined SSRLabs' Technology Advisory Board. We are very excited to have John on our TAB.
2013-03-13: I am proud and happy to report that Spoke has picked up SSRLabs' story. Spoke ran two reports on their Facebook page, one on Tuesday March 12, and the other on Wednesday March 13.
2013-02-22: President Obama has announced a national plan to map the human brain, a program comparable in complexity and effort to the human genome. Our neural net coprocessor is an ideal fit for that application, enabling mapping and emulating the human brain.
2013-02-07: It looks like our web site and blog have generated quite some interest. As a result, our CEO has been searched for and looked up on LinkedIn such that he fell into the top 5% category of profile visits for the calender year 2012.
2013-01-23: We have started a blog highlighting our view (including that of our TAB Members) of trends in IT and processor design and deployment.
2012-12-15: The architect of the Motorola 68000 and the Nx686 at NexGen - Nick Tredennick - has agreed to join SSRLabs' Technology Advisory Board. We are excited to have such an industry luminary on our TAB.
2012-11-19: One of the inventors of the microprocessor at Intel - Stanley Mazor - has decided to join SSRLabs' Technology Advisory Board. We are very excited to see such an icon of the industry confirm our vision.
2012-11-09: We have signed up Small Planet PR as our PR agency. We are excited to see that our message is being received so well, and are happy to work with an excellent firm for our PR.
2012-11-05: We are excited to announce that SSRLabs has become a member of the Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium. We will make sure that we help to advance this new memory standard.
2012-10-27: SSRLabs has become a member of the GSA (Global Semiconductor Alliance). We are enthusiastic about this new opportunity to contribute.