February 3, 2010

No Flash in the Pan

Matthew Dublin

In 2009, a number of early adopters in HPC got behind flash storage.

The gap between CPUs and I/O performance is only widening as the speed at which hard disk drives move data onto the CPU approaches its limit. Over the last few years, with a definite rush of momentum throughout 2009, a growing list of storage vendors that includes EMC, Fusion-io, IBM, Intel, Sun Microsystems, and Texas Memory Systems have all begun offering heavy-duty flash storage solutions with terabytes of capacity for large-scale computing applications.

Full story at GenomeWeb

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