Micron, Intel Prepare to Launch 3D XPoint Memory

August 16, 2016

Micron Technology used last week’s Flash Memory Summit to roll out its new line of 3D XPoint memory technology jointly developed with Intel while demonstrating the technology in solid-state drives. Micron claimed its Quantx line delivers PCI Express (PCIe) SSD performance with read latencies at less than 10 microseconds and writes at less than 20 microseconds. Read more…

By George Leopold

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

Panasas Opens New Windows for Wider HPC View

March 11, 2014

Like many other storage companies with roots in HPC, Panasas is leveraging its history in some of the most demanding environments to bridge the technical to com Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Intelligent Application of SSDs to Accelerate HPC Workloads

October 1, 2012

In most industries today, (whether it is financial services, manufacturing, academic research, healthcare and life sciences, or energy exploration) data analysis, modeling, and visualization efforts are critical to success. To gain a competitive edge, most organizations are incorporating ever-large data sets and more variable data formats into these computational workflows to help derive better information upon which to make smarter decisions. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Panasas Unveils New Storage Appliance with SSD Acceleration

September 17, 2012

Panasas has launched ActiveStor 14, the company's fifth-generation storage applicance aimed at high performance computing. The new offering adds solid state drives (SSDs) to what has been almost exclusively a hard disk-based (HDD) NAS storage line-up. The inclusion of SSDs into the company's flagship offering is further proof that flash memory has become a mainstream storage technology for accelerating HPC workloads. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Amazon Debuts Flash-Based Instance Type

July 20, 2012

This week cloud giant Amazon Web Services announced a new EC2 instance type for applications that need low-latency access to high-speed solid-state disks (SSDs). Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

SSD: The Solid State Dilemma

June 12, 2012

Solid state storage provides a great many benefits for big data and cloud applications, but the technology has an achilles heel. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

Flash Memory Shrinking Into Obscurity?

February 22, 2012

Reducing the size of NAND memory has some serious downsides. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

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