StorPool, an Intel customer, runs slide rule over Optane DIMMs

Optane DIMM performance looks good for large databases and virtual machines (VMs) in memory mode and could be useful for metadata storage and write-back caching in app-direct...

Intel launches Optane-accelerated QLC flash drive

Intel has made a dual non-volatile media drive that offers fast and slow access to a terabyte of data. The Optane-NAND gumstick format H10...

Is Optane DIMM endurance good enough? Quick answer…Yes, Intel has delivered

Update; April 9, 2019 - Intel statement added as final section. After the dust has settled from Intel’s monster gen 2 Xeon, Optane, Ethernet...

Intel announces Optane DIMM support with Gen 2 Xeon SP processors and QLC ruler

As expected Intel has updated its Xeon processor line and shone a bright light on Optane DIMM (DC Persistent Memory) general availability. It’s also...

MemVerge virtualizes DRAM and Optane DIMMs into single clustered memory pool

Startup MemVerge is developing software to combine DRAM and Optane DIMM persistent memory into a single clustered storage pool for existing applications to use with no code...

NetApp adds MAX Data supports for new Intel Xeons and Optane DIMMs

NetApp’s updated v1.3 MAX Data supports new Intel Xeon CPUs and Optane DC Persistent Memory in the host servers to which it feeds data from ONTAP arrays. 

AMD gets Western Digital Memory Extension tech for EPYC Optane battle

AMD has announced it’s using Western Digital’s Memory Extension technology to provide servers with greater effective memory capacity and so take on Optane DRAM extension technology.

MLC DRAM makes fully autonomous vehicle technology achievable

Dateline: April 1, 2019. Researchers at a secret Google facility have implemented multi-level cell DRAM, demonstrating 2 bits/cell (MLC) with a roadmap to 3 and 4 bits/cell,...

A potted history of all-flash arrays

Fourteen years ago Violin Memory began life as an all-flash array vendor, aiming to kick slower-performing disk drive arrays up their laggardly disk latency butt. Since then...

MemVerge harnesses Optane memory to make Apache Spark run faster

MemVerge a stealth-mode startup, based in Silicon Valley, is developing shared pools of external Optane DIMM memory to make Spark and similar applications run faster than servers with local drives.

Intel gets ready to go live with servers with 12TB Optane

Expect Intel to announce on April 2 that server makers will ship 4-socket, 112-core servers with up to 12TB of Optane memory, from July onwards.

Formulus Black formulates in-memory speed-up servers

Formulus Black has developed a way to make X86 servers run faster through a data reduction method that effectively enlarges server memory. Its software...

Dell blabs mid-range storage box details – but not to us

Earlier this month we asked Dell EMC to discuss the features of its upcoming unified mid-range storage server. The company declined our request, saying it was...

Intel builds 4-socket servers with 12TB Optane DIMMs to aid virtual machine expansion

Intel thinks servers will require greater Optane DIMM memory capacity to enable them to run more virtual machines. And it expects systems with this capacity to enter...

WD keeps fast flash Optane substitute in the wings

Western Digital is developing lower latency flash drives that are faster and more expensive than ordinary 3D NAND but slower and cheaper than DRAM.

The Optane Persistent Memory mystery. Can it last the course?

When Intel announced Optane memory technology in July 2015 it claimed endurance was 1,000 times greater than NAND, At the time this was taken to mean NAND endurance limitations...

What will Dell EMC’s unified mid-range storage box look like? Let’s not find out…

Blocks & Files tested out some ideas about Dell EMC’s upcoming unified mid-range storage box, the PowerTo-be-decided, with Dell EMC and got precisely nowhere.

Mid-range confusion crimps Dell EMC storage revenues

Dell EMC this week posted its fourth consecutive quarter of storage growth and anticipates a revenue boost from the upcoming unified mid-range array. Revenues...