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Intel Optane will use new 3D XPoint memory

In the opening keynote speech of the recent Intel Developer Forum, Intel Optane was announced, combining Intel and Micron’s new 3D XPoint memory “with the company’s advanced system memory controller, interface hardware and software IP”. Starting from 2016, Optane SSDs (Solid State Drives) will span a wide range of products, from pocketbooks to data centres. Optane… Read More


Samsung reveals 16TB SSD – ‘world’s largest’ storage drive for data centres

Samsung has this week announced the release of its new 3D vertical-NAND flash memory chip, which it claims is the world’s highest capacity computer storage device. The PM1663a drive, which has a formatted capacity of 15.36TB, has been designed exclusively for use in data centres and industries with huge demand for speed and capacity. The high-performance… Read More


New materials could provide high-density, energy-efficient memory storage

By Calvin Peat A team of scientists from Rice University have designed a new technology for solid-state memory storage, using tantalum oxide, which could potentially be a dramatic improvement on current technologies in terms of both the density of storage and the efficiency of energy consumption. The journal Nano Letters, of the American Chemical Society, has… Read More


EMC snaps up “game-changing” flash technology innovator, DSSD

Storage system specialist EMC made a headline grabbing opening to its annual get-together in Las Vegas this week with the announcement that it has bought the secretive ‘rack scale’ flash storage system innovator, DSSD. EMC’s chief marketing officer, Jeremy Burton, told the assembled customers, partners and observers that DSSD has been “quietly developing an entirely… Read More



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