MIT Enterprise Forum Start-up Presentation: Nimbix

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MIT Enterprise Forum Start-up Presentation: Nimbix

  1. 1. Idea toEntrepreneurship March 10, 2012
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 9. Idea to Entrepreneurship
  10. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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