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...

Incremental storage media density magic meant flash chipped away at disk in 2020

All storage media technologies saw increased density in 2020 - tape, disk, flash, persistent memory and even DNA. However QLC flash advances meant the nearline disk...

Intel launches three new Optane drives. One is world’s fastest data centre SSD

Intel has launched three new Optane drives, all faster than their predecessors, including one it dubs “the world’s fastest data centre SSD”. Speaking at...

Micron to duke it out with Optane on memory

Micron told the Sanford C. Bernstein Operational Decisions Conference last week that it has 3D XPoint SSD and memory DIMM roadmaps. This will take the company into...

Intel optimises Ice Lake Servers for the ‘convergence of HPC and AI’

Intel’s Ice Lake servers will unblock storage performance by reading data faster and loading it into a larger memory space. Storage writes are quicker too - that’s...

Optane PMem ‘dramatically outperforms’ rival SCMs, says Hazelcast

Interview; Storage IO slows down applications and there is nothing you can do about it, except by not doing it. In-memory computing accelerates applications to sprint speed...
Speedy Gonzales

How to get started with Intel Optane – and utilise your hardware to its...

Sponsored If you take your data centre infrastructure seriously, you’ll have taken pains to construct a balanced architecture of compute, memory and storage precisely tuned to the...

Watch out Samsung: SK hynix confirms buy of Intel’s NAND fab and SSD business

South Korean memory semiconductor supplier  SK hynix will pay $9bn to buy Intel's NAND foundry and SSD business, it has been confirmed. SK...

ESG validates WekaIO’s file system with benchmark trio: NetApp and Intel have individual wins

Analyst and consultancy firm ESG has validated WekaIO’s scale-out, parallel file system performance in three benchmarks - SPEC SFS 2014, IO-500, and STAC-M3 - finding it generally...
Janus

Optane in the membrane: How Intel’s memory-storage technology faces two ways

Analysis Like the Roman god Janus, Intel’s Optane technology faces two ways, to memory and to storage, and that has made adoption harder, because it is neither...

Flash Memory Summit 2020: Tech hints on computational storage, ruler drives and Smart...

The annual Flash Memory Summit has gone virtual and a freshly unveiled agenda provides tantalising hints about what’s coming and what may not be coming down the...

3D XPoint patent suit against Micron and Intel is allowed to proceed

A US lawsuit filed two years ago by the liquidator of a bankrupt patent company against Intel and Micron has been allowed to proceed. The ruling issued...

Intel tech and Lightbits Labs make NVMe/TCP faster

Lightbits Labs is working with Intel to make its NVMe/TCP all-flash arrays almost as fast as RoCe and InfiniBand options, which require much more expensive cabling.

Is Intel making a profit (at last) from Optane?

Intel may have reached breakeven point or better with Optane storage-class memory products. So says the tech analyst Jim Handy, of Objective Analysis, who basing this observation...

NetApp posts strong Q1, plots big re-organisation

NetApp has pulled off a strong first quarter, posting revenues up five per cent y/y to $1.3bn and net income of $77m. CEO George...

Intel Alder Stream Optane SSDs deliver ‘multiple millions of IOPS’

Intel has teased out some more details for the upcoming Barlow Pass PMEM 200 Optane DIMMs and Alder Stream Optane SSDs. These are the second generation versions...