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Nvidia plots invasion of the storage controllers

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Nvidia is adding storage controller functions to its BlueField-2 SmartNIC card and is gunning for business from big external storage array vendors such as Dell, Pure and VAST Data. Update:...

To infinitesimal and beyond! Micron extends DRAM roadmap

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Micron has updated its DRAM roadmap from three to four cell shrink stages, enabling more DRAM capacity per wafer and lowering costs per GB. The US chipmaker intends to shrink...

APU maker claims 100x speedup vs. Xeon for big data similarity search

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Similarity search, a key concept in data science, enables researchers to analyse huge volumes of unstructured data that is not accessible by conventional query search engines. The technique entails...

Western Digital, Microsoft and all that DNA storage jazz

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Western Digital, Microsoft, Twist Bioscience and Illumina have set up the DNA Data Storage Alliance to develop a commercial DNA archival storage ecosystem. They will devise an industry roadmap,...

Message in a space capsule: Art works preserved in DNA break free of...

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Art works stored on DNA data storage will be fired into Space in 2022. The pieces by three members of the all-female Beyond Earth collective, are responses to human...

Taiwain’s UMC pleads guilty to Micron IP theft

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Taiwan-based UMC (United Microelectronics Corp.) has pleaded guilty in a San Francisco court to trade secret theft from Micron and will pay a $60m fine.  Prosecutors dropped charges of economic espionage...

Mainframe downcycle: IBM’s storage revenues slump in Q3

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IBM’s storage revenues dipped 20 per cent in Big Blue’s third 2020 quarter, driven down by adverse mainframe cycle dynamics. The company reported Q3 revenues of $17.6bn, down 2.6 per...

Bits and bytes in bacteria: DNA data storage in living cells

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Chinese scientists in Tianjin University have stored and retrieved 445KB of digital data from living E. coli bacteria cells and say E.coli represents a stable DNA storage medium. Up until...