AI is transforming business processes and creating new opportunities across various industries with machine intelligence to increase productivity, efficiency, and safety. Edge computing brings machine intelligence to the edge to facilitate faster actions and more precise decisions. Training and improving AI at the edge require lots of data and speedy access to these data. Specialized edge computing hardware solutions with robust data capturing, processing, and storage capabilities are fundamental to a successful Edge AI deployment.

Data Is The New Gold, But Only If You Can Mine It

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The intelligent application of this data is what digital transformation is all about – uncovering it, accessing it, and using it to facilitate transactions, automate processes, increase safety and productivity, and improve services. The term “Big Data” accurately describes the result. Modern day computing infrastructures leverage the latest technology to streamline data collection and the analysis for new benefits in machine intelligence. As the exponential growth of IoT sensors, edge computers, and cloud-native applications grow, data will only be more pivotal in the management for better automation and cognitive artificial intelligence.

Key Takeaways:
  • Edge computing provides localized data processing, analyzing, and storage in close proximity to where the data is being captured. This enables real-time data processing to generate actionable insights for time sensitive applications.
  • AI applications require lots of data. Capitalize on the benefits of NVMe SSDs in rugged edge computers for fast, high-performance data transfer, access, and storage in Edge AI applications.
  • Specialized hardware is required to provide reliable computation capabilities at the rugged edge. Premio's rugged edge computers are purpose-built with reliability and scalability in mind and support NVMe technology
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Maximizing data value and usefulness requires a smart data strategy. As industries work to capitalize on the deluge of data generated by intelligent, connected devices, and intelligent data strategy has never been more critical. Enter edge computing, playing an essential role in addressing this challenge by enabling access and analytics close to the data source, a real transformation from the once pure cloud focus in Big Data processing. Yet the edge itself continues to evolve, with more demanding, real-time industrial computing redefining it as the rugged edge – environments where the combination of high- performance computing and real-time data is changing the way industrial businesses operate and compete.


This paper will explore the technical benefits of NVMe (nonvolatile memory express), elevated by advancements such as fanless design and hot swappable capabilities, that add critical value to the rugged edge. Offering brief scenarios in settings such as industrial automation, telematics, transportation, surveillance, smart retail, and more, this paper will illustrate how real-time data access and analytics are turning rugged edge computing into a competitive necessity.

Rugged Edge Computing

Edge computing brings compute power physically closer to the IoT devices and sensors that generate data. By capturing and processing data in close proximity to its source, Edge Computing improves bandwidth utilization, reduces latency, and enables real-time data processing to provide actionable insights right where it's needed especially for time sensitive applications.

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Next Gen Data Storage: NVMe

What is An NVMe SSD?

NVM Express™, or Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe™), is a proven data center protocol that can also benefit edge workloads. NVMe was designed from the ground up to unlock the true performance of high-speed storage media such as solid-state drives (SSDs) via the PCIe bus for higher throughout and fastest response times in comparison to traditional serial ATA (SATA). What make NVMe SSDs different is the performance and reliability of flash storage NAND chips that endure environmental challenges from shock and vibration. NVMe SSDs can be found in form factors from m.2 and 2.5” U.2 in 7mm/15mm.

What Are The Benefits Of NVMe SSDs?

NVMe represents a breakthrough in reducing latency and accelerating data processing – critically important in enabling advanced operations such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and inference computing. Used in hot-cache storage for quick data access in optimized data centers, the same protocol brings low-latency, high-speed storage access, and high capacity to the rugged edge.

Real-Time Processing & Analysis from proven PCIe protocol versus traditional SATA

Better Reliability from NAND flash storage chips versus spinning disks

Lower latency and delivers higher I/O inputs outputs per second (IOPS) in many enterprise workloads

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The Benefits Of NVMe And NVMe-oF For High-Performance Storage

June 23, 2021

Over the past five years, a new version of Non-Volatile Memory Express storage protocol has been working to bridge the gap between networks and NVME. This new version is called NVME-oF (Non-Volatile Memory Express - Over Fabrics) and is furthering this technology, which relies on low-latency data paths to create high-performance stored media.

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10 Essential Computer Hardware Needs For Edge Computing

Edge computing hardware needs to be rugged, compact, have sufficient storage, have rich connectivity options, have a wide power range, and meet the performance requirements for the tasks they will perform.

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Specialized hardware is required to deliver the critical compute power to capture, process, and analyze data in real time for AI edge applications. Check out the videos to see how Premio’s purpose-built rugged edge computers consolidate the next gen technologies in data processing, NVMe data storage, and 5G connectivity to bring machine intelligence to the edge.

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Premio's Rugged Edge Computers are purpose-built to provide next-gen computation capabilities to drive advance AI algorithms even under extreme environmental conditions. Premio's rugged edge computers consolidate the latest technologies in data storage, data processing, and connectivity, and are engineered to withstand shock, vibration, and extreme temperatures that are commonly seen in industrial, mobile settings.

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Streamline Industry 4.0 automation with industrial-grade computing solutions for the harshest manufacturing environments requiring better data analysis for predictive insight and better productivity

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Purpose-built computing hardware to meet the toughest demands in rugged, mobile, and remote applications that require decentralized processing as close to data generation.

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NVMe or Non-Volatile Memory express storage is remarkably fast when accessing non-volatile memory. NVMe storage can be 2-7 times faster than SATA SSDs. In addition, NVMe breaks down the bottlenecks that come with SATA SSDs. This is because NVMe can optimizes the potential of the NAND flash memory, unlike the SATA protocol that was initially used for traditional spinning HDDs.

NVMe is the latest technology to leverage performance benchmarks for better read and write speeds, IOPS, and overall data throughput in comparison to SATA SSDs. SATA originated from HDD storage technology that uses AHCI drives which is designed for traditional HDDs. NVMe SSDs provide read-write speeds up to 3.5 GB/s. SATA SSDs are limited to 600 MB/s.
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NVMe or Non-Volatile Memory Express is a storage protocol specifically developed to replace SATA SSDs as the next-generation solid-state drives (SSDs). NVMe eliminates the SATA SSD's bottleneck, which delivers much higher throughput and ultra-fast response rate for various enterprise workloads.

If your applications involve mission-critical workloads and data-driven tasks, NVMe SSDs wouldn't have any issue maintaining a reliable storage performance. Compared to SATA SSDs, NVMe SSDs are much faster and have a much higher sequential speed. That said, NVMe is worth it if you want a worry-free storage solution that you can trust. NVMe SSDs are the best option you can get in the market when it comes to NAND flash SSD storage.

NVMe can be 2-7 times faster than SATA SSDs, where NVMe read-write speed can reach up to 3.5 GB/s compared to SATA, which is limited to 600 MB/s. Moreover, NVMe SSDs use the PCIe interface, where if you get an NVMe SSD with the latest PCIe generation like the PCIe 4.0, you can reach even up to 20x faster speed than SATA SSDs. This is because NVMe can have up to 65,536 command queues with 65,536 commands per queue that can all run in parallel. Remember that SATA SSDs are limited to a single queue with only 32 commands per queue.

SATA is a traditional HDD storage interface that was used for AHCI drives. In comparison, NVMe is the latest interface technology specially developed for SSD storage. NVMe eliminates the bottleneck that comes with SATA SSDs, where SATA SSDs read-write speed is limited to 600MB/s in contrast to NVMe SSDs that can easily reach up to 3.5 GB/s. Therefore, NVMe SSDs are much better compared to SATA SSDs in terms of performance and reliability.

NVMe enables SSDs to have a much faster transfer speed while maintaining low power consumption, leading to a lower TCO (total cost of ownership) for enterprises and extending the battery life for remote deployment systems. In addition, compared to the older SATA generation, NVMe reduces latency and delivers a higher IOPS (Input Output Per Second), allowing NVMe to be 2-7 times faster than SATA. Moreover, M.2 socket NVMe SSDs provide an ultra-fast storage in a compact form factor. extremely compact form factor.
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