by Adam Armstrong

Samsung Announces SSD & RAM Support For AMD EPYC 7002

Today Samsung Electronics, Ltd., announced that its Samsung PM1733 PCIe Gen4 Solid State Drive (SSD) and high density RDIMM and LRDIMM DRAM for the AMD EPYC 7002 Generation Processors. Since AMD launched its second generation EPYC Processor (codenamed Rome and also known as EPYC 7002), several vendors have announced support for the promising new technology. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Marvell Expands Its NVMe-oF Ethernet SSD Technology

Today at FMS 2019, Marvell announced that it is expanding its NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) portfolio. The company is announcing that its NVMe-oF SSD converter controller is powering Toshiba’s new native NVMe-oF Ethernet SSD. Marvell is also announcing a new NVMe-oF Ethernet SSD controller that it says can speed time to market for SSD makers while driving adoption of Ethernet Bunch of Flash (EBOF) architectures.

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by Adam Armstrong

Xilinx Expands Its Alveo Portfolio At FMS 2019

Today at FMS 2019, Xilinx, Inc. announced that it is expanding its Alveo data center accelerator card portfolio with the launch of the Alveo U50. Xilinx states that the U50 is the first low profile adaptable accelerator with PCIe Gen 4 support. The company goes on to state that the card can supercharge a broad range of critical compute, network and storage workloads on any server or any cloud. Xilinx will be showcasing the Alveo U50 and other product demonstrations in booth 313 at Flash Memory Summit (FMS) 2019, taking place August 6-8 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif.  

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by Adam Armstrong

Smart IOPS Introduces Unobtanium FN SSD

Today Smart IOPS announced its new NVMe SSD geared towards the Storage Class Memory (SCM) market, Unobtanium FN. The new SSDs leverage Toshiba’s XL-Flash technology and come in capacities ranging from 800GB to 3.2TB. Smart IOPS will be demoing Unobtanium FN at Flash memory Summit 2019 from August 6 to August 8, at Booth Number 609.

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by Adam Armstrong

Liqid Releases New Honey Badger Gen4 NVMe

Today at the Flash Memory Summit, Liqid announced what it is calling the world’s fastest NVMe storage, Liqid Element LQD4500 PCIe Add-In-Card (AIC) or Honey Badger. The Element LQD4500 is a FHFL AIC that is ultra-thin and is based on Liqid’s award-winning composable fabric and software. The NVMe takes advantage of Gen 4 PCIe specifications and can deliver up to 4 million IOPS of random performance, over 24GB/s of throughput and less than 20ms. The device will be available in capacities as high as 32TB.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Introduces XFMEXPRESS Form Factor

Today Toshiba introduced a new form factor for NVMe memory devices, the XFMEXPRESS. The new form factor will be for flash memory devices and fall in between the M.2 and BGA categories. While there is a slew of potential use cases for such a form factor, it will be of particular interest to OEMs of embedded devices.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Announces Its Storage Class Memory, XL-FLASH

Today Toshiba memory America, Inc. announced the launch of its Storage Class Memory (SCM) solution, XL-FLASH. XL-FLASH is based off of Toshiba’s BiCS FLASH 3D flash memory technology with 1-bit-per-cell SLC. The new SCM technology aims to bring high performance to the enterprise while cost-effectively reducing latency. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Western Digital Launches 2 New NVMe SSD Families At FMS

Today at FMS 2019, Western Digital Corp (WDC) announced two new NVMe SSD families that leverage the company’s 96-layer 3D flash, the Ultrastar DC SN640 and Ultrastar DC SN340. The new drives are built for mixed-use-case workloads or very read-intensive applications, respectively. Aside from the NAND, the new drive families also leverage the company’s in-house SSD controller designs, firmware development and vertical integration. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Burlywood TrueFlash Insight Announced

Today Burlywood announced its TrueFlash Insight solution. This solution analyzes traffic down to the drive controller level to see exactly how the flash storage is being used. Once is sees just how the flash is being used it can deliver an application-optimized environment that provides better performance, more efficient use of flash and longer drive life.

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by Adam Armstrong

Memblaze To Debut PBlaze5 X26 At FMS

Today Memblaze announced it will be showcasing its new NVMe SSD at Flash Memory Summit next week, the Memblaze PBlaze5 X26. This new SSD is based on Toshiba’s XL-FLASH technology and its Enhanced Namespace Management technology. The Drive is stated to have ultra-low latency, high QoS advantages, while providing fast and stable performance. Memblaze will be showcasing the technology in their booth (#614) August 6-8 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California during FMS.

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