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Can Your NAS Box Do AI and IoT?

January 23, 2018

QNAP is well known for delivering network attached storage (NAS) devices. They range from small boxes that handle a few drives to larger systems that can support a mix of solid state and hard disk storage designed for the enterprise. Systems like its new TS-1277 (Fig. 1) can pack eight 3.5-in drives and four 2.5-in drives.

It includes modular cooling support and PCI Express slots that peripheral cards like GPUs can be added to the mix. The TS-1277 runs an AMD Ryzen 7 1700 processor with a high-end graphics card installed.

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