Intel’s first Optane SSD: 375GB that you can also use as RAM | Ars Technica


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3D XPoint finally has (limited) commercial availability.
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12 weeks ago by twleung
A 3D XPoint wafer. Intel Intel announced today the first Optane-branded product using its new 3D XPoint memory: the catchily named Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X.…
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march 2017 by wahoo5
3D XPoint is a new kind of persistent solid state memory devised by Intel and Micron. Details on how the memory actually works remain scarce—it's generally believed to use some kind of change in resistance to record data ... [SSD] it's a datacenter-oriented part, built for applications with high read/write loads, looking for low latency ... 3D XPoint is byte addressable ... Intel has developed something it calls "Memory Drive Technology" that allows the P4800X, when used in conjunction with an appropriate chipset and processor (which means you'll have to use a Xeon processor), can be used as if it were RAM. Optane's latency and bandwidth are both worse than that of DRAM, but the density is higher, and the price substantially lower

Memory Drive Technology uses a middleware layer that boots before, and is transparent to, the operating system, and it combines regular DRAM with the SSD to make a single large pool of volatile memory. For most workloads, this will be slightly slower than if the same amount of DRAM were being used, but the cost should be substantially lower, and the power consumption modestly improved.
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march 2017 by zephyr777
Intel announced today the first Optane-branded product using its new 3D XPoint memory: the catchily named Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X. It's a 375GB SSD on a PCIe card. Initial limited availability starts today, for $1520, with broad availability in the second half of the year. In the second quarter, a 750GB PCIe model, and a 375GB model in the U.2 form factor will be released, and in the second half of the year, a 1.5TB PCIe card, and 750GB and 1.5TB U.2 stick, are planned.
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march 2017 by toddhoff
3D XPoint finally has (limited) commercial availability.
Intel announced today the first Optane-branded product using its new 3D XPoint memory: the catchily named Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X. It's a 375GB SSD on a PCIe card. Initial limited availability starts today, albeit with no price attached, with broad availability in the second half of the year. In the second quarter, a 750GB PCIe model, and a 375GB model in the U.2 form factor will be released, and in the second half of the year, a 1.5TB PCIe card, and 750GB and 1.5TB U.2 stick, are planned.
3D XPoint is a new kind of persistent solid state memory devised by Intel and Micron. Details on how the memory actually works remain scarce—it's generally believed to use some kind of change in resistance to record data—but its performance characteristics and technical capabilities make it appealing for a wide range of applications.
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march 2017 by rgl7194
Intel announced today the first Optane-branded product using its new 3D XPoint memory: the catchily named Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X. It's a 375GB SSD on a PCIe card. Initial limited availability starts today, for $1520, with broad availability in the second half of the year.
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march 2017 by linkt
RT : Incredible new hardware:

Byte addressable, persistent.

I want to build a new machine just to buy one of those.
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march 2017 by mjr5749
Incredible new hardware:

Byte addressable, persistent.

I want to build a new machine just to buy one of those.
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march 2017 by dshaw
Incredible new hardware:

Byte addressable, persistent.

I want to build a new machine just to buy one of those.
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march 2017 by crlane
Ooooooo 3D xpoint finally shipped! And (some) real perf numbers finally!
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march 2017 by briantrice
Think of all the performance optimisations that you can now avoid simply by throwing money at the problem. </s>
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march 2017 by ngpestelos
looks like the memristor memory is here
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march 2017 by bobpoekert
When I see the phrase "Middleware… transparent to the OS" I know this isn't going to end well:
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march 2017 by antifuchs
Exciting! 3D XPoint has limited commercial availability now:
(Intel's "Optane")
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march 2017 by rb2k
RT : Intel’s first Optane SSD: 375GB that you can also use as RAM by
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march 2017 by vdm