INTEL OPTANE DC PERSISTENT MEMORY LAUNCHED
New offering allows OEMs and cloud service providers to offer their customers early access to the revolutionary memory technology
Chip maker Intel, has launched its beta programme for Intel Optane DC persistent memory.
According to the vendor, the programme allows original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and cloud service providers (CSPs) to offer their customers early access to Intel’s revolutionary memory technology and paves the way for general availability in the first half of 2019.
As part of the launch, global OEMs and CSPs have announced beta services and systems for early customer trials and deployments.
“Intel Optane DC persistent memory is a ground-breaking technology that helps address real problems our customers face. In the data-centric era, businesses need to move data faster, store more of it and process everything,” Lisa Spelman, Intel vice president and general manager, Intel
Xeon Products and Data Centre Marketing. “Delivered with nextgeneration Intel Xeon Scalable processors, this technology will transform critical data workloads, from cloud, databases and high-performance computing to in-memory analytics and content delivery networks.”
As a part of the launch, Intel announced unique capabilities delivered by Intel Optane DC persistent memory through two special operating modes – App Direct mode and Memory mode. Applications that have been specifically tuned can take advantage of App Direct mode to receive the full value of the product’s native persistence and larger capacity. In Memory mode, applications running in a supported operating system or virtual environment can use the product as volatile memory, taking advantage of the additional system capacity made possible from module sizes up to 512 GB without needing to rewrite software.
Intel Optane DC persistent memory represents a new class of memory architected to extract further value from data.
Intel Optane DC provides support for a breadth of applications.