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MIT Enterprise Forum Start-up Presentation: Nimbix

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  • 1. Idea toEntrepreneurship March 10, 2012
  • 2. About Nimbix • Startup High Performance Computing Infrastructure Company • HPC Datacenter in downtown Dallas • Hardware-accelerated servers with FPGA and GPU technology • Founding team with background in computing and datacenter operationsMIT Enterprise Forum, March 10, 2012
  • 3. Founders Steve Hebert: Technical Sales & Marketing • Built and developed teams in technology industry over 18 years • Strong track record of sales growth both startup and large companies: Texas Instruments; Altera Corporation; CEO, Industryview.com Rob Sherrard: Service Delivery • More than 13 years designing, building and scaling massive datacenters • Led several startup builds through hyper-growth while maintaining service deliveryMIT Enterprise Forum, March 10, 2012
  • 4. Imagine if . . . Biologists at MD Anderson could assemble genome data in one day versus five Radiologists could process images in minutes versus hours Geophysicists could image and characterize deep wells over a weekendMIT Enterprise Forum, March 10, 2012
  • 5. The Nimbix Solution • Nimbix Accelerated Compute Cloud – “Low-click, Pay-per-use” Supercomputing – Uses hardware accelerator technology: GPU, FPGA – Accelerated Applications – Automated, Optimized • How does Nimbix solve the problem? – Reduces processing time – shortens “Time-to-Results” – Eliminates infrastructure costs – Increase the rate of discoveryMIT Enterprise Forum, March 10, 2012
  • 6. Cloud Processing WorkflowsUser submits job via web application: • Cloud resources to serve applications in bioinformatics, energy, graphics, rendering, computational science Nimbix Accelerated Compute Cloud • Hardware accelerated platforms Route jobs, configure resources • Web-based workflows, Compute Nodes Compute Nodes work-load management, Graphics Reconfigurable multi-tenant, or dedicated Processors Accelerators machines
  • 7. Launching Apps with Nimbix User selects desired application from cloud portal Advanced options for the application are selected For multi-step apps, workflow options are selected Input files automatically uploaded from remote endMIT Enterprise Forum, March 10, 2012
  • 8. Value of a Nimbix cloud service • Faster data processing = shorter time to results • Increased processing volume and capacity • Improved workflow • Reduced operating costs • No upfront equipment investmentMIT Enterprise Forum, March 10, 2012
  • 9. Idea to Entrepreneurship
  • 10. Idea i∙de∙a Noun: 1. A thought or suggestion as to a possible course of action 2. A concept or mental impression.MIT Enterprise Forum, March 10, 2012
  • 11. Entrepreneurship en∙tre∙pre∙neur Noun: 1. A person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on financial risk to do soMIT Enterprise Forum, March 10, 2012
  • 12. Possibilities and Risk• We evaluate ideas often and rapidly• Can “what is possible” exist in a business model capable of generating profits?• Up to entrepreneur to test the hypothesisMIT Enterprise Forum, March 10, 2012
  • 13. Nimbix Idea• Deploying FPGA equipped machines to process data faster• Build a datacenter full of these reconfigurable machines• Roll it out as a “cloud” offering
  • 14. Business Plan • A structure for turning ideas into businesses • It’s 101, but this was one of our first steps • Creates a foundation for EntrepreneurshipMIT Enterprise Forum, March 10, 2012
  • 15. Investment and Action • Leave a steady paycheck, gamble savings, retirement • Defy gravity - Tenacity and will • ExecuteMIT Enterprise Forum, March 10, 2012

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