Innodisk to focus on edge AI computing industry, sets tone for memory, storage suppliers

Innodisk to focus on edge AI computing industry, sets tone for memory, storage suppliers

Innodisk, an industrial embedded flash and DRAM storage product company founded in Taipei, Taiwan with ties to the enterprise, industrial, and aerospace industries, is also turning its attention to promoting edge AI computing technology. As one of the top suppliers of memory modules and solid-state drives, Innodisk’s turn to edge AI provides an indication as to what markets are expected to be fast growing and profitable in the coming years.

Company chairman Randy Chien says, “Only by accelerating the introduction of AI technologies and releasing the potential of AI applications, can the industry effectively reduce the cloud processing cost and data transmission pressure faced in the process of ‘intelligentization’; and this is the most fundamental reason why Innodisk is focusing on edge AI.”

Innodisk says it was observing the development of industrial AI Internet of Things (AIoT) and has optimism about the role AI technology will play in future industrial development like smart cities, smart vehicles, medicine, retail, factories, energy, and infrastructure intelligence.

The company lists its products that take advantage of the growth of AI in combining software and hardware integration, remote management, and data security to help customers achieve their AI optimization goals. With hardware, Innodisk names the K26 SOM module, the InnoAgent out-of-band management expansion module, the InnoAGE and InnoOSR SSDs for data storage and intelligent remote management functions, and the M.2 10GbE LAN module and a DDR4 Ultra Temperature module that supports extreme temperature change in all edge environments.

On the software front, Innodisk says it can provide a variety of solutions through its AI Suite SDK to strengthen the deployment and management of AI.

Innodisk participates in a trend towards edge computing that IDC Research predicts will continue in investment over the next two years. A white paper from IDC Research also suggests increasing demand for a transition to the edge, but with road bumps expected from security, the dearth of a skilled workforce, and reliability with connections.

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