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...

Italy’s biggest bank uses Optane DIMMs and in-memory software to speed apps

Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy’s largest bank, is using Optane hardware with MemVerge and Hazelcast system software to enlarge the effective memory pool for its servers and make applications...

Storage news ticker  – May 24

Edge-to-cloud file services supplier CTERA has announced a partnership with cloud storage supplier Wasabi Technologies to provide integrated file and object data service for mid-sized companies. The...

Intel has Optane chip hoard with no plans to develop tech

Intel has no 3D XPoint manufacturing capability, no plans to start XPoint manufacturing, and made no public commitment to develop third or fourth-generation XPoint media. SK hynix...

CrossBar tries to secure embedded ReRAM IoT market

ReRAM developer CrossBar is separating itself from other ReRAM pioneers by concentrating on the near invincibility of its chips against external content-detection threats. Update;...

Seagate object storage used in exascale computing projects

Seagate’s CORTX object storage was used for high-performance research projects in the European Union’s SAGE Exascale computing initiative. SAGE, started in 2015,  is one...
Intel Stratix FPGA

Intel FPGA used to hook non-x86 processors to Optane PMem

SMART Modular’s Kestral Optane Memory card connects to non-x86 processors with an Intel Stratix FPGA, which contains Optane controller functions. Kestral is an add-in...

SMART brings Optane memory to AMD and Arm

SMART brings Optane memory to AMD and Arm

Intel’s not updating XPoint media for gen 3 Optane products

Intel will use existing gen 2 3D XPoint media in its third generation Optane SSDs and Persistent Memory products, and gen 4 Optane devices will likely be...