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Gartner releases 2022 storage hype cycle

Gartner’s latest storage and data protection hype cycle is an amazingly long report and, this being Gartner, the basic idea is treated to exhaustive analysis by a...

Interview: Micron likes 3D DRAM and 3D NAND – and loves CXL

How does Micron view the world of CXL (Computer eXpress Link)? Blocks & Files had the opportunity to talk about this with Ryan Baxter, a Micron senior...

Kioxia updates XL-FLASH storage-class memory with MLC tier

Kioxia exhibited second-generation storage class memory flash at the FMS 2022 event in Santa Clara, with a lower cost per GB than gen 1.

Intel at 3D exit point: Alas poor Optane, I knew it well

After dismal client PC and unexpectedly low server CPU sales Intel boss Pat Gelsinger has fulfilled his infamous “I never want to be in memory” statement and...

Nvidia thoughts on composability – tail latency limits CXL

The world of composable systems is divided between PCIe/CXL-supporting suppliers, such as Liqid, and networking suppliers such as Fungible. And then there is Nvidia, which has depended...

CXL memory pools: Just how big can they be?

CXL 2.0 will enable memory pooling, which sounds great, but a bit vague. How big can the memory pools be? There is no firm answer yet, but...
Storage news ticker

Storage news ticker – June 21

Spectra Logic has updated its Vail data management software, delivering access and placement of data across multi-site and multi-cloud storage:  A fully qualified on-premises...

Boffins design NAND and persistent memory in single SSD reference architecture

Academic researchers have designed a reference architecture SSD, with both NAND and persistent memory inside, for use in database logging and replication. Such logging...

DiRAC’s Liqid pours GPUs into servers for cosmological research simulation runs

Durham University’s DiRAC supercomputer is getting composable GPU resources to model the evolution of the universe, courtesy of Liqid and its Matrix composability software.

VAST Data flash cost heading below nearline disk

VAST Data is making data reduction improvements to get its per-TB cost down to nearline disk levels and looks set to plunge below that level with coming...