Meet DSSD, Andy Bechtolsheim’s secret chip startup for big data:
My sources tell me the startup is building a new type of chip — they said it’s really a module, not a chip — that combines a small amount of processing power with a lot of densely-packed memory. The module runs a pared-down version of Linux designed for storing information on flash memory, and is aimed at big data and other workloads where reading and writing information to disk bogs down the application.
Following up on last month’s speculation on DSSD. They know how to build the hype!