HPE GreenLake Lightning Xeon core on/off switcheroo

HPE announced Silicon on-demand last week — the switching on and off of Xeon cores and Optane Persistent memory to make scaling up CPU power and Optane...

Your occasional storage digest with Veritas, Nasuni, NetApp, ArcServe and SUSE

There's a whole lot of data protection goodness this week, with new moves at Veritas, Arcserve and HYCU. We also have a NetApp ONTAP array telemetry...

Glory Days are over: The storage hardware startup era has ended

Opinion: The golden age of storage hardware startups is over and storage software rules the world. B&F is including hyper-converged infrastructure appliance vendors amongst...

MemVerge sees petabyte-size memory pools ahead with CXL bus

Interview: MemVerge co-founder and CEO Charles Fan believes we are transitioning  to an era of very big, petabyte-level CXL-connected memory pools. CPUs, GPUs and other accelerators will...

Intel teases short-ruler Optane drive with speed boost and NAND SSD to OCP

Intel is set to increase the speed of its Optane P5800X drive and label it the P5801X. And it's also working on the D7-P5520 NAND SSD.

Resistance is not futile, according to ReRAM startup Weebit Nano

Resistive RAM startup Weebit Nano has lifted the lid on its strategy to bring its ReRAM storage class memory to a fairly crowded market. B&F took a...

GridGain gets big speed boost from app-direct Optane

In-memory computing supplier GridGain is gaining 10x-100x speed boost by supporting Optane PMem and Intel’s AVX-512 instructions. GridGain provides an in-memory facility for running...

Ice Lake scales MemVerge in-memory SW to new heights

Updated Memory Machine software from MemVerge runs applications faster with support for Ice Lake CPUs and increased memory capacity. MemVerge CEO Charles Fan issued...

VAST Data exits hardware business, pivots to software subscriptions

VAST Data, the high performance storage startup, is to stop selling its own hardware. It will concentrate instead on selling software on a subscription basis, and...

We need to talk about Micron

Micron’s 3D XPoint withdrawal last week prompted much debate about the implications for Intel, the future of storage-class memory, the prospects for CXL, and the direction...

How Micron aims to compete with 3D XPoint

Micron aims to develop new storage-class memory products that compete with Intel's Optane - using technology based on Compute Express Link (CXL) Micron’s EVP...

Micron’s 3D XPoint departure is not good news for Intel Optane

Analysis. Micron’s decision, announced yesterday, to scrap 3D XPoint development and sell its Lehi fab, which makes XPoint chips for itself and Intel, has thrown a giant...

MemVerge delivers big genomic sequencing speed boost, with a little help from Optane

MemVerge has announced its BigMemory Optane-boosted DRAM system delivered a 25X increase in genomic sequencing speed at Analytical BioSciences. Analytical BioSciences (ABio) is a single...

IBM’s got a brand new pizza box – an entry-level FlashSystem

IBM has launched the pizza box-sized FlashSystem 5200, its most compact storage system to date. The company has further updated the 5000 line with new 5015 and...

GigaIO composability switch delivers shared Optane memory

GigaIO announced yesterday it is using silicon from Microchip in its FabreX PCIe 4.0 network fabric to dynamically compose server systems and share memory, including Optane, ...

Huawei is the big beast of 2020’s IO500

An Intel DAOS file system has leapfrogged WekaIO on the IO500 list, an annual league table of the fastest HPC file systems. This reverses Weka’s win over...

Hedge fund’s Intel shake-up call. What are the implications for Optane?

A New York hedge fund spoiled Intel's Christmas with calls for the company to get its act together. Dan Loeb, CEO of Third Point, said in a...