Fungible Inc: Why you need DPUs for data-centric processing

A flurry of add-on processor startups think there is a gap between X86 CPUs and GPUs that DPUs (data processing units) can fill. Advocates...

Liqid and Broadcom deliver PCIe 4.0 CI developer kit

Composable infrastructure firm Liqid has produce a reference design kit with Broadcom for solutions that use PCIe 4.0 fabric for connectivity. Liqid’s composable infrastructure...

Will NVMe become the universal block storage access protocol?

Facebook’s virtual OCP summit earlier this month hosted two provocative presentations that suggested NVMe could become a universal block access protocol. How realistic is this prospect?

Dell pours Liqid fuel into AMD EPYC 7442 dragster

We already knew Liqid’s PCIe 4.0 SSD was fast - and now Liqid with Dell help has proved it. Liqid makes composable systems using...

Compute Express Link triumphs in the post-PCIe bus war

The Compute Express Link (CXL) bus has won the post-PCIe war and will enable disaggregated systems technology. Alex McDonald, EMEA Chair of the SNIA,...

Fungible aims to slay the CPU bogeyman with composable microprocessor

Fungible Inc, a US composable systems startup, wants to front-end every system resource with its DPU microprocessors, offloading security and storage functions from server CPUs.

Storage revenue growth eludes HPE

HPE’s latest quarterlies show storage revenues down while hyperconverged and composable systems revenues rose. The overall results for Q4 of HPE's fiscal 2019 are...

Liqid composes Western Digital OpenFlex storage within and across racks

At the SC19 event Composable systems startup Liqid announced it can compose servers with Western Digital’s OpenFlex storage both within and across racks in a data centre,...

Your occasional storage digest, featuring HPE, Swiftstack and more

HPE has updated its two composable systems offerings while Swiftstack has upped the scale and performance of its object storage software. There's host of other announcements to...

Porsche gains Synergy in drive to HPE GreenLake

Spot the odd ones out: Carrera, Cayman, Boxster, Macan, Cayenne, Synergy, GreenLake. Easy; Synergy and GreenLake aren’t Porsche cars - but they are being used by Porsche’s...

Pensando bags big bucks to take on AWS Nitro

MPLS, the renowned Cisco spin-in quartet, are back in town with their latest startup, an edge computing company called Pensando Systems that seeks to out-do Amazon Nitro....

Liqid adds memory extension tech to composable system

Liqid’s composable systems can now compose up to 16TB of Liqid Memory, enabling larger applications to reduce IO and execute much faster. A composable...

Enterprise buying slowdown clips HPE storage wings

HPE storage revenues dipped five per cent Y/Y to $844m in its third 2019 quarter results, confirming NetApp’s enterprise buying slowdown signal as Trumponomics around China affect...

Liqid unleashes the Honey Badger PCIe 4 SSD. It’s fast.Very fast

Liqid has added the LQD4500, its first PCIe 4.0 SSD to its composable systems line-up. This is possibly the world's fastest SSD. Internally, Liqid calls...

Western Digital upgrades NVMe SSDs, recruits composable allies

Western Digital has refreshed its NVMe SSD, composability and storage server products. The company has added 96-layer 3D NAND data centre drives, almost quadrupling...

Torrid end to torrid year for Western Digital

It's been a hard year for Western Digital but things look like getting better. Western Digital’s fourth fiscal 2019 quarter saw depressed revenues and...

DriveScale gives Toshiba SSDs fungible seal of approval

Toshiba’s CD5 and CM5 NVMe data centre SSDs are certified for use with DriveScale composable infrastructure. This infrastructure composes servers on demand from pools...

Read this! The composable infrastructure evaluation guide

The Evaluator Group has published an evaluation guide to composable infrastructure and its suppliers. The guide defines composable infrastructure as a "comprehensive, rack-scale...