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DDN Reports Growing Momentum Leading into SC15


Today DDN announced the highest bookings quarter in the company’s history with double-digit year-over-year growth.

Radio Free HPC Looks at 3D XPoint Non-Volatile Memory


In this video, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the newly announced 3D XPoint technology from Intel and Micron. “3D XPoint ushers in a new class of non-volatile memory that significantly reduces latencies, allowing much more data to be stored close to the processor and accessed at speeds previously impossible for non-volatile storage.”

Intel and Micron Announce 3D XPoint Non-Volatile Memory

3D Xpoint™ technology is up to 1000x faster than NAND and an individual die can store 128Gb of data.

Today Intel Corporation and Micron Technology unveiled 3D XPoint technology, a non-volatile memory that has the potential to revolutionize any device, application or service that benefits from fast access to large sets of data. Now in production, 3D XPoint technology is a major breakthrough in memory process technology and the first new memory category since the introduction of NAND flash in 1989.

Video: NVM Express Introduction and Tutorial


NVM Express is a specification for accessing solid-state drives (SSDs) attached through the PCI Express (PCIe) bus. “NVM” stands as an acronym for non-volatile memory, which is used in SSDs. As a logical device interface, NVM Express has been designed from the ground up, capitalizing on the low latency and parallelism of PCI Express SSDs, and mirroring the parallelism of contemporary CPUs, platforms and applications. By allowing parallelism levels offered by SSDs to be fully utilized by host’s hardware and software, NVM Express brings various performance improvements.

Video: Application Experiences on DDN’s IME Burst Buffer


“The DDN Infinite Memory Engine (IME) unleashes a new I/O provisioning paradigm. This breakthrough, software defined storage application introduces a whole new new tier of transparent, extendable, non-volatile memory (NVM), that provides game-changing latency reduction and greater bandwidth and IOPS performance for the next generation of performance hungry scientific, analytic and big data applications – all while offering significantly greater economic and operational efficiency than today’s traditional disk-based and all flash array storage approaches that are currently used to scale performance.”

Video: Prototyping Byte-Addressable NVM Access


In this video from the 2015 OFS Developer’s Workshop, Bernard Metzler presents: Prototyping Byte-Addressable NVM Access.

Open Fabrics Workshop to Focus on Application Performance, NVM, and SoCs

Open Fabric Alliance

Today the Open Fabrics Alliance announced that their upcoming International OFS Developers’ Workshop will center around three major themes: Applications Performance, Non-Volatile Memory, and Systems-on-a-Chip (SoCs).

NVM as a Disruptive Technology


NVM is coming. In this series of videos from the OpenFabrics International Developer Workshop 2014, Jim Ryan and Doug Voight describe Non-Volatile Memory as a disruptive technology for HPC.