Tag: solid state drives
What comes after NAND flash memory?
There has been a lot of interest among the enterprise datacenter crowd lately in a relatively old technology: solid state drives (SSDs). Today’s flash drives are faster and cheaper than their predecessors, and are almost certain to assume a place in the standard enterprise IT architect’s toolkit. But it seems that they have quite a bit of potential in HPC too, though not (just) in the way you might think.
David Flynn, the CTO of SSD start-up Fusion-io, provides some insight into why Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is joining the company as chief scientist.
Solid-state drives are destined to take a prominent role in storage infrastructure, but several issues remain unresolved.