needgap, create startup ideas by solving problems http://needgap.com Submit problems for startups to solve for building startup ideas and creating products which people want. Wed, 15 Apr 2020 03:09:00 +0000 External storage with hardware compression #ASIC #FPGA Those who had to compress large assorted data and transfer it to external storage would have experienced large waiting times, once for compression and again for transfer.<div><br></div><div>Modern CPUs have have hardware based compression for multimedia(Video) in the form of instruction sets such as MMX, SSE, AVX; but lacks general purpose compression accelerators.<br><div><br></div><div>Hardware based compression could accelerate compression and transfer of data. Enterprise infrastructure have had hardware accelerated compression in the form of <a href="https://www.intel.in/content/www/in/en/products/docs/network-io/ethernet/10-25-40-gigabit-adapters/quickassist-adapter-for-servers.html">PCIe based adapters</a>, <a href="http://www.aha.com/data-compression/">cards</a>, <a href="https://www.marvell.com/products/infrastructure-processors/multi-core-processors/octeon-multi-core-mips64-processors/hardware.html">Network accelerators</a>.</div><div><br></div><div>Still, a USB/Thunderbolt based USB storage with ASIC(Application-specific integrated circuit)/FPGA(Field-programmable gate array) based compression accelerators could add value to both enterprise and general consumers.</div></div> 3 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/102-external-storage-with-hardware-compression-asic-fpga 102 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 14:59:00 +0000