IBM Puts 3D XPoint on Notice with 3 Bits/Cell PCM Breakthrough

May 18, 2016

IBM scientists have broken new ground in the development of a phase change memory technology (PCM) that puts a target on competing 3D XPoint technology from Intel and Micron. IBM successfully stored 3 bits per cell in a 64k-cell array that had been pre-cycled 1 million times and exposed to temperatures up to 75∘C. A paper describing the advance was presented this week at the IEEE International Memory Workshop in Paris. Phase-change memory is an up-and-coming non-volatile memory technology... Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

DDN Flashes New All-flash Arrays for Enterprise Use Cases at Scale

May 17, 2016

DDN, a high-end storage standard bearer, this morning joined the ranks of storage vendors offering new all-flash technology with the launch of Flashscale, a family of all-flash, scale-out and scale-up products designed for read, write and mixed workloads for enterprise data analytics, web scale cloud and HPC environments. Available in August, the SFA14KXi (the first model number within the Flashscale family) is targeted at organizations demanding storage platforms that deliver high performance capacity and latency across massive stores of data types and applications, including analytics and database acceleration in Hadoop environments ... Read more…

By Doug Black

The Evolving Memory Market

August 28, 2013

The market for computer memory is entering a period of punctuated evolution as a result of several forces, including the continued growth of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, as well as growth in the cloud data centers and communication networks that serve data to mobile users. HPC workloads also play a part in the changing memory landscape. Read more…

By Alex Woodie

Justifying the Cost of SSDs

September 6, 2011

While SSDs are expensive, prices are falling and some users are seeing remarkable returns from their investment. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Trestles Crosses into Flash Territory

July 19, 2011

The San Diego Supercomputer Center is home to a potential proving ground for flash-based systems. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Nimbus Goes After HPC Market with Disk-Priced Flash Array

July 20, 2010

Nimbus Data Systems has unveiled its new high-density enterprise flash memory system, delivering 10 terabytes of solid state capacity per 2U shelf. The S1000 can scale up to 250 TB per system and is being priced to challenge spinning disk appliances head on. For HPC and other enterprise users looking to turbo-charge performance of terascale-sized data sets, Nimbus offers a compelling case for making the switch to flash technology. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Back to the Future: Solid-State Storage in Cloud Computing

May 28, 2010

Solid-state devices based on Flash and PCIe are emerging as a new class of enterprise storage option -- Tier-0. Tier-0 is an optimized storage tier specifically for high performance workloads, which can benefit the most from using flash memory. Read more…

By Steve Campbell

Geeking Out on SSD Hardware Developments

February 10, 2010

Where no NAND has gone before. Read more…

By Jeffrey B. Layton

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