Lightbits Labs Awarded Patent

Lightbits Labs has been assigned a patent for “a storage system having a field programmable gate array.”

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 3, 2022 – Lightbits®, the first software-defined NVMe® data platform for any cloud, today announced it has been assigned a patent (11,256,431) for “a storage system having a field programmable gate array.”

The abstract of the patent (11,256,431) published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: A field programmable gate array (FPGA), that includes a trusted FPGA logic, an untrusted FPGA logic and a monitor; wherein the monitor is configured to monitor the untrusted FPGA logic and prevent the untrusted FPGA logic from violating predefined constrains imposed on an operation of the untrusted FPGA logic; wherein the predefined constraints are stored in a memory region of the FPGA that is not accessible to the untrusted FPGA logic.

The patent (11,256,431) application was filed on December 29, 2017 (15/857,761).

Inventors: Shmuel Ben-Yehuda, Ofir Efrati, Sagi Grimberg, Eran Kirzner, Ziv Tishel, and Fabian Trumper

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Lightbits Labs® (Lightbits), is a cloud data platform company that delivers ease of use and efficiency while unlocking agility for modern businesses. Creators of the NVMe® over TCP (NVMe/TCP) protocol, Lightbits is leading the digital data center transformation by making software-defined storage that is easy to deploy at scale and delivers performance equivalent to local flash to accelerate cloud-native applications in bare metal, virtual, or containerized environments. Backed by leading enterprise investors including Cisco Investments, Dell Technologies Capital, Intel Capital, and Micron, Lightbits is on a mission to make high-performance elastic block storage simple, scalable, and cost-efficient for any cloud.


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