Smart Modular Brings Optane Memory to AMD EPYC Servers

Smart Modular Brings Optane Memory to AMD EPYC Servers

One of the advantages that servers based on Intel’s 2nd and 3rd Generation Xeon Scalable processors have over AMD EPYC-powered machines is support for Optane Persistent Memory modules that can be used to expand main memory capacity relatively cheaply–something that is important for many applications. But Smart Modular has developed a card that can add Optane PMMs to any…

New Platform Lets GPUs and FPGAs Use Intel Optane Memory Modules

New Platform Lets GPUs and FPGAs Use Intel Optane Memory Modules

Liqid, MemVerge, and Intel have developed a platform solution that allows to pool and orchestrate system memory and storage-class memory (SCM) like Intel Optane Persistent Memory (PMem) modules together and then use these ultra-large memory pools with CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, and other accelerators. The solution supports not only existing PMems, but also future memory hardware from Intel, and upcoming CXL accelerators.  DRAM is fast,…

Intel Reveals Optane SSD P1600X: Entry-Level Boot & Caching SSDs

Intel Reveals Optane SSD P1600X: Entry-Level Boot & Caching SSDs

Intel has released its new datacenter Optane SSD designed specifically for boot, caching, and logging workloads. The Optane SSD P1600X product line does not boast huge capacities, yet its performance and extreme endurance promise to ensure high reliability and cost efficiency required for workloads.  Intel’s Optane SSD P1600X family includes drives featuring 58GB and 118GB capacities, enough…

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Intel: 3.2TB Optane SSD P5800X Due This Year

Intel’s Optane SSD P5800X introduction late last year included four models with different capacities. So far, the company has brought the 400GB, 800GB, and 1.6TB SKUs to market, but the flagship 3.2TB model still isn’t available and Intel recently removed the product listing from its website. That is a bit surprising because Intel recently reaffirmed its commitment…