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Tear Down These Walls: How CXL Could Reinvent the Data Center

The move to heterogenous computing will require shifting some … interconnects to a more performant industry standard interface enabling new capabilities like memory tiers, pooled memory, and even the convergence of memory and storage. And to unshackle architectural innovation and choice, we need an open standard with broad industry acceptance. Enter the Compute Express Link (CXL). CXL is an open interface that standardizes a high-performance interconnect for data-centric platforms – it provides the ability to connect CPUs to XPUs, storage, memory and networking, enabling increased degrees of freedom for platform architecture via the ability to build more optimized infrastructures.

ScaleFlux Claims Flash Storage <1¢/Gigabyte/ Year with Micron QLC

SAN JOSE – May 26, 2021 – ScaleFlux, Inc., maker of computational storage at scale, today announced it has expanded its Computational Storage Drive (CSD) portfolio to include quad-level cell (QLC) NAND Flash storage from Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MU). These new QLC drives — with integrated compression — are designed to improve the affordability […]

Micron Updates Memory and Storage Strategy – Commits to CXL, Ends Development of 3D XPoint

BOISE, Idaho, March 16, 2021 — Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MU), today announced updates to the company’s portfolio strategy to focus on memory and storage for the data center. Micron will increase investment in new memory products that leverage the Compute Express Link (CXL), the recently introduced industry standard interface that enables flexible connection between […]

Micron Delivers 1α DRAM Technology

Boise, Idaho, Jan. 26, 2021 – Micron Technology today announced volume shipment of 1α (1-alpha) node DRAM products that the company said are built using advanced DRAM process technology and offering improvements in bit density, power and performance. “This milestone reinforces Micron’s competitive strength and complements its recent breakthroughs with the world’s fastest graphics memory […]

HPC Predictions 2021: Quantum Beyond Qubits; the Rising Composable and Memory-Centric Tide; Neural Network Explosion; 5G’s Slow March

Annual technology predictions are like years: some are better than others. Nonetheless, many provide useful insight and serve as the basis for worthwhile discussion. Over the last few months we received a number of HPC and AI predictions for 2021, here are the most interesting and potentially valid. Let’s check in 12 months from now […]

Industrial Servers Ramp Up AI for Robotic Arms

Ramping up AI technology holds the key to deploying robotic arms at-scale. This case study from our friends over at Advantech explores the benefits of augmenting robotic arms with AI. It also explains how AI-ready industrial servers differ from a typical server found in a data center and looks at the partnership between Advantech and Micron for memory and storage powering AI in smart manufacturing.

Micron Acquires Machine Learning Startup from Purdue

Micron has acquired FWDNXT, a machine learning software and hardware startup that spun out of Purdue. Micron is integrating FWDNXT’s artificial intelligence hardware and software technology with its advanced memory to explore deep learning solutions for data analytics, particularly in IoT and edge computing. “Purdue provided the entrepreneurial resources to help me achieve my vision of taking our work on machine learning and deep learning technology to a much wider audience where we can have a bigger impact,” said Eugenio Culurciello, Micron fellow and chief machine learning architect.

Micron steps up Memory Performance and Density with DDR5

Today Micron Technology announced that it has begun sampling DDR5 registered DIMMs, based on its industry-leading 1znm process technology, with key industry partners. DDR5, the most technologically advanced DRAM to date, will enable the next generation of server workloads by delivering more than an 85% increase in memory performance. DDR5 doubles memory density while improving reliability at a time when data center system architects are seeking to supply rapidly growing processor core counts with increased memory bandwidth and capacity.

Micron Unveils World’s Fastest Datacenter SSD

Today Micron Technology announced a breakthrough in nonvolatile memory technology with the introduction of the world’s fastest SSD, the Micron X100 SSD. “Micron’s innovative X100 product brings the disruptive potential of 3D XPoint technology to the data center, driving breakthrough performance improvements for applications and enabling entirely new use cases,” said Micron Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer Sumit Sadana.

Micron Starts Volume Production of 1z Nanometer DRAM Process Node

Today Micron Technology announced advancements in DRAM scaling, making Micron the first memory company to begin mass production of 16Gb DDR4 products using 1z nm process technology. “The optimized balance between power and performance will be a key differentiator for applications including, among others, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, 5G, mobile devices, graphics, gaming, network infrastructure and servers.”