Sandia National Labs and Lewis Rhodes Labs maintain a research partnership dating from 2010. Initial neuromorphic development efforts in cyber security evaluated a novel intrusion detection system. Research within a Grand Challenge resulted in an application that led to the NPU, now applied to the problem of search in Big Data. See Sandia Labs News.
Lewis Rhodes Labs is a Xilinx Application Partner. NPUsearch technology is implemented within the SmartSSD behind a python-based API to build a self-searching storage appliance.