Patents by Inventor Brian Gold

Brian Gold has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10372617
    Abstract: A method of applying an address space to data storage in a non-volatile solid-state storage is provided. The method includes receiving a plurality of portions of user data for storage in the non-volatile solid-state storage and assigning to each successive one of the plurality of portions of user data one of a plurality of sequential, nonrepeating addresses of an address space. The address range of the address space exceeds a maximum number of addresses expected to be applied during a lifespan of the non-volatile solid-state storage. The method includes writing each of the plurality of portions of user data to the non-volatile solid-state storage such that each of the plurality of portions of user data is identified and locatable for reading via the one of the plurality of sequential, nonrepeating addresses of the address space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: John Davis, John Hayes, Brian Gold, Shantanu Gupta, Zhangxi Tan
  • Patent number: 10360214
    Abstract: Ensuring reproducibility in an artificial intelligence infrastructure that includes one or more storage systems and one or more graphical processing unit (‘GPU’) servers, including: identifying, by a unified management plane, one or more transformations applied to a dataset by the artificial intelligence infrastructure, wherein applying the one or more transformations to the dataset causes the artificial intelligence infrastructure to generate a transformed dataset; storing, within the one or more storage systems, information describing the dataset, the one or more transformations applied to the dataset, and the transformed dataset; identifying, by the unified management plane, one or more machine learning models executed by the artificial intelligence infrastructure using the transformed dataset as input; and storing, within the one or more storage systems, information describing one or more machine learning models executed using the transformed dataset as input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Gold, Emily Watkins, Ivan Jibaja, Igor Ostrovsky, Roy Kim
  • Publication number: 20190171594
    Abstract: A method of applying a data format in a direct memory access transfer is provided. The method includes distributing user data throughout a plurality of storage nodes through erasure coding, wherein the plurality of storage nodes are housed within a single chassis that couples the storage nodes as a cluster, each of the plurality of storage nodes having nonvolatile solid-state memory for user data storage. The method includes reading a self-describing data portion from a first memory of the nonvolatile solid-state memory and extracting a destination from the self-describing data portion. The method includes writing data, from the self-describing data portion, to a second memory of the nonvolatile solid-state memory according to the destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: John Hayes, Shantanu Gupta, John Davis, Brian Gold, Zhangxi Tan
  • Patent number: 10275285
    Abstract: Data transformation caching in an artificial intelligence infrastructure that includes one or more storage systems and one or more graphical processing unit (‘GPU’) servers, including: identifying, in dependence upon one or more machine learning models to be executed on the GPU servers, one or more transformations to apply to a dataset; generating, in dependence upon the one or more transformations, a transformed dataset; storing, within one or more of the storage systems, the transformed dataset; receiving a plurality of requests to transmit the transformed dataset to one or more of the GPU servers; and responsive to each request, transmitting, from the one or more storage systems to the one or more GPU servers without re-performing the one or more transformations on the dataset, the transformed dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Gold, Emily Watkins, Ivan Jibaja, Igor Ostrovsky, Roy Kim
  • Patent number: 10275176
    Abstract: Data transformation offloading in an artificial intelligence infrastructure that includes one or more storage systems and one or more graphical processing unit (‘GPU’) servers, including: storing, within the storage system, a dataset; identifying, in dependence upon one or more machine learning models to be executed on the GPU servers, one or more transformations to apply to the dataset; and generating, by the storage system in dependence upon the one or more transformations, a transformed dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Gold, Emily Watkins, Ivan Jibaja, Igor Ostrovsky, Roy Kim
  • Publication number: 20190121566
    Abstract: Data transformation offloading in an artificial intelligence infrastructure that includes one or more storage systems and one or more graphical processing unit (‘GPU’) servers, including: storing, within the storage system, a dataset; identifying, in dependence upon one or more machine learning models to be executed on the GPU servers, one or more transformations to apply to the dataset; and generating, by the storage system in dependence upon the one or more transformations, a transformed dataset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: BRIAN GOLD, EMILY WATKINS, IVAN JIBAJA, IGOR OSTROVSKY, ROY KIM
  • Publication number: 20190121889
    Abstract: Ensuring reproducibility in an artificial intelligence infrastructure that includes one or more storage systems and one or more graphical processing unit (‘GPU’) servers, including: identifying, by a unified management plane, one or more transformations applied to a dataset by the artificial intelligence infrastructure, wherein applying the one or more transformations to the dataset causes the artificial intelligence infrastructure to generate a transformed dataset; storing, within the one or more storage systems, information describing the dataset, the one or more transformations applied to the dataset, and the transformed dataset; identifying, by the unified management plane, one or more machine learning models executed by the artificial intelligence infrastructure using the transformed dataset as input; and storing, within the one or more storage systems, information describing one or more machine learning models executed using the transformed dataset as input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: BRIAN GOLD, EMILY WATKINS, IVAN JIBAJA, IGOR OSTROVSKY, ROY KIM
  • Publication number: 20190121673
    Abstract: Data transformation caching in an artificial intelligence infrastructure that includes one or more storage systems and one or more graphical processing unit (‘GPU’) servers, including: identifying, in dependence upon one or more machine learning models to be executed on the GPU servers, one or more transformations to apply to a dataset; generating, in dependence upon the one or more transformations, a transformed dataset; storing, within one or more of the storage systems, the transformed dataset; receiving a plurality of requests to transmit the transformed dataset to one or more of the GPU servers; and responsive to each request, transmitting, from the one or more storage systems to the one or more GPU servers without re-performing the one or more transformations on the dataset, the transformed dataset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: BRIAN GOLD, EMILY WATKINS, IVAN JIBAJA, IGOR OSTROVSKY, ROY KIM
  • Publication number: 20190095240
    Abstract: A method for a transactional commit in a storage unit is provided. The method includes receiving a logical record from a storage node into a transaction engine of a storage unit of the storage node and writing the logical record into a data structure of the transaction engine. The method includes writing, to a command queue of the transaction engine, an indication to perform an atomic update using the logical record and transferring each portion of the logical record from the data structure of the transaction engine to non-persistent memory of the storage unit as a committed transaction. A storage unit for a storage system is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: John Hayes, Brian Gold, Shantanu Gupta, Robert Lee, Hari Kannan
  • Publication number: 20190065391
    Abstract: A method of applying an address space to data storage in a non-volatile solid-state storage is provided. The method includes receiving a plurality of portions of user data for storage in the non-volatile solid-state storage and assigning to each successive one of the plurality of portions of user data one of a plurality of sequential, nonrepeating addresses of an address space. The address range of the address space exceeds a maximum number of addresses expected to be applied during a lifespan of the non-volatile solid-state storage. The method includes writing each of the plurality of portions of user data to the non-volatile solid-state storage such that each of the plurality of portions of user data is identified and locatable for reading via the one of the plurality of sequential, nonrepeating addresses of the address space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: John Davis, John Hayes, Brian Gold, Shantanu Gupta, Zhangxi Tan
  • Patent number: 10198380
    Abstract: A method of applying a data format in a direct memory access transfer is provided. The method includes distributing user data throughout a plurality of storage nodes through erasure coding, wherein the plurality of storage nodes are housed within a single chassis that couples the storage nodes as a cluster, each of the plurality of storage nodes having nonvolatile solid-state memory for user data storage. The method includes reading a self-describing data portion from a first memory of the nonvolatile solid-state memory and extracting a destination from the self-describing data portion. The method includes writing data, from the self-describing data portion, to a second memory of the nonvolatile solid-state memory according to the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: John Hayes, Shantanu Gupta, John Davis, Brian Gold, Zhangxi Tan
  • Patent number: 10185506
    Abstract: A method of applying scheduling policies is provided. The method includes distributing user data throughout a plurality of storage nodes through erasure coding, wherein the plurality of storage nodes are housed within a single chassis coupling the storage nodes as a cluster. The method includes receiving operations relating to a non-volatile memory of one of the plurality of storage nodes into a plurality of operation queues. The method includes evaluating each of the operations in the plurality of operation queues as to benefit to the non-volatile solid-state storage according to a plurality of policies. For each channel of a plurality of channels coupling the operation queues to the non-volatile memory, the method includes iterating a selection and an execution of a next operation from the plurality of operation queues, with each next operation having a greater benefit than at least a subset of operations remaining in the operation queues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: John Hayes, Shantanu Gupta, John Davis, Brian Gold, Zhangxi Tan
  • Patent number: 10140149
    Abstract: A method for a transactional commit in a storage unit is provided. The method includes receiving a logical record from a storage node into a transaction engine of a storage unit of the storage node and writing the logical record into a data structure of the transaction engine. The method includes writing, to a command queue of the transaction engine, an indication to perform an atomic update using the logical record and transferring each portion of the logical record from the data structure of the transaction engine to non-persistent memory of the storage unit as a committed transaction. A storage unit for a storage system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: John Hayes, Brian Gold, Shantanu Gupta, Robert Lee, Hari Kannan
  • Patent number: 10114757
    Abstract: A method of applying an address space to data storage in a non-volatile solid-state storage is provided. The method includes receiving a plurality of portions of user data for storage in the non-volatile solid-state storage and assigning to each successive one of the plurality of portions of user data one of a plurality of sequential, nonrepeating addresses of an address space. The address range of the address space exceeds a maximum number of addresses expected to be applied during a lifespan of the non-volatile solid-state storage. The method includes writing each of the plurality of portions of user data to the non-volatile solid-state storage such that each of the plurality of portions of user data is identified and locatable for reading via the one of the plurality of sequential, nonrepeating addresses of the address space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: John Hayes, Shantanu Gupta, John Davis, Brian Gold, Zhangxi Tan
  • Publication number: 20180088820
    Abstract: A non-volatile solid-state storage is provided. The non-volatile solid state storage includes a non-volatile random access memory (NVRAM) addressable by a processor external to the non-volatile solid state storage. The NVRAM is configured to store user data and metadata relating to the user data. The non-volatile solid state storage includes a flash memory addressable by the processor. The flash memory is configured to store the user data responsive to the processor directing transfer of the user data from the NVRAM to the flash memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: John Davis, John Hayes, Brian Gold, Shantanu Gupta, Zhangxi Tan
  • Publication number: 20180024877
    Abstract: A method for storing data in a storage system having solid-state memory is provided. The method includes determining portions of the solid-state memory that have a faster access rate and portions of the solid-state memory that have a slower access rate, relative to each other or to a threshold. The method includes writing data bits of erasure coded data to the portions of the solid-state memory having the faster access rate, and writing one or more parity bits of the erasure coded data to the portions of the solid-state memory having the slower access rate. A storage system is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Brian Gold, John Hayes, Robert Lee
  • Patent number: 9836245
    Abstract: A non-volatile solid-state storage is provided. The non-volatile solid state storage includes a non-volatile random access memory (NVRAM) addressable by a processor external to the non-volatile solid state storage. The NVRAM is configured to store user data and metadata relating to the user data. The non-volatile solid state storage includes a flash memory addressable by the processor. The flash memory is configured to store the user data responsive to the processor directing transfer of the user data from the NVRAM to the flash memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: John Hayes, Shantanu Gupta, John Davis, Brian Gold, Zhangxi Tan
  • Patent number: 9817576
    Abstract: A method for updates in a storage system is provided. The method includes writing identifiers, associated with data to be stored, to storage units of the storage system and writing trim records indicative of identifiers that are allowed to not exist in the storage system to the storage units. The method includes determining whether stored data corresponding to records of identifiers is valid based on the records of the identifiers and the trim records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: John Hayes, Brian Gold, Robert Lee
  • Patent number: 9817750
    Abstract: A method for storing user data is provided. The method includes distributing the user data throughout a plurality of storage nodes through erasure coding, wherein the plurality of storage nodes are housed within a single chassis that couples the storage nodes as a cluster, each of the plurality of storage nodes having nonvolatile solid-state memory for user data storage. The method includes performing analytics on user data and grouping portions of the user data according to results of the analytics. The method includes writing the user data to blocks of flash memory in the non-volatile solid-state memory, wherein each block receives portions of the user data grouped according to at least one of the results of the analytics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: John Hayes, Shantanu Gupta, John Davis, Brian Gold, Zhangxi Tan
  • Patent number: 9811457
    Abstract: A method for managing flash memory is provided. The method includes determining at least one property of a data and determining to which type of a plurality of types of flash memory to write the data, based on the at least one property of the data. The plurality of types of flash memory includes at least two types of flash memory having differing numbers of bits per cell. The method includes writing the data to a flash memory of the determined type. A nonvolatile memory manager and a system are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: John Davis, Ethan Miller, Brian Gold, John Colgrove, Peter Vajgel, John Hayes, Alex Ho