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

Excelero Debuts NVEdge

Today Excelero announced its new block storage software that its states can create NVMe all-flash arrays from high-availability servers, Excelero NVEdge. Excelero, as it frequently does, claims that its new solution can create the world’s fastest NVMe AFA performance, with the numbers they claim being 2.7 million IOPS on a 100Gb link. Even though they promise high performance, they state they can hit it while still providing enterprise storage features for simplified deployment, efficiency and operation.

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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 Michael Rink

Intel Announces 56 Core Single-Socket Cooper Lake Processor

Today Intel announced that its future Intel Xeon Cooper Lake processor family will have server-centric versions with up to 56 cores per socket. The new processors have built-in, AI training acceleration.

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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

Intel Expands Its FPGAs With HPE

Today Intel announced a new high-performance FPGA Programmable Acceleration Card, the Intel FPGA PAC D5005. Currently, Intel is working with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) providing the new card for this ProLiant DL380 Gen10 server. The combination of the two technologies is aimed at address computing-intensive markets such as streaming analytics, media transcoding, financial technology and network security.

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by Michael Rink

Dell Announces Disk Library for Mainframe 5.1

Today Dell EMC announced Disk Library for mainframe (Dlm) 5.1 at the SHARE 2019 conference. Disk Library for mainframe is Dell EMC's virtual tape library for IMB z systems and Unisys ClearPath Dorado mainframes. Dell EMC (EMC Corporation prior to their acquisition by Dell in 2016) provides data center services and products including servers, storage, and converged infrastructure.

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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 Announces Two New Ultrastar Storage Server Platforms

Today at FMS 2019, Western Digital announced two new server platforms, the Ultrastar Serv24-4N four-node NVMe all-flash, and the Ultrastar Serv24+6 hybrid storage server platforms. The company builds off of its proven track record to provide customer with these new building blocks for high-performance, data-intensive software-defined storage (SDS), hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), and edge environments.

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