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...

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...
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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...