Intel has continued to convey huge improvements in its SSD know-how, this time unveiling a singular “ruler” SSD, with a ginormous 32 TB of storage. Other than its unorthodox design, it additionally takes the accolade of being the world’s densest SSD.
The brand new Intel SSD DC P4500 makes use of 3D NAND know-how, stacking as much as 64 layers of reminiscence cells on prime of one another to assist create a product which resembles a 12-inch ruler. In knowledge facilities, as much as 32 such SSDs will be joined collectively to kind an enormous petabyte of storage.
Higher Than Standard 1 PB Options
One other additional advantage is its low energy consumption, which is simply one-tenth that of a traditional onerous drive when positioned within the 1 PB resolution.
It additionally emits half the warmth of a traditional SSD, which might convey substantial price financial savings in relation to deploying cooling options. The eccentric design itself has its makes use of, consuming simply 1/20th the house in comparison with the competing storage options.
Wayne Allen, director of information middle storage pathfinding at Intel, says,
A brand new kind issue itself isn’t all that thrilling, usually. However as a result of [the ruler] impacts every thing about server design and helps enhance efficiency and attain new ranges of density, it’s a giant deal. We’re redesigning the info middle with this — that’s probably the most enjoyable a part of it for me.
Already in Use
Firms equivalent to IBM, Microsoft and Tencent are already utilizing Intel’s new SSD for cloud and knowledge middle operations, nonetheless, it stays to be seen whether or not they disrupt the patron market markedly in a extra appropriate kind (at a foot of size, it possible received’t discover a manner inside most PC’s anyway).
With Samsung additionally set to provide its terabit-chip SSDs, it’s clear the market is prepared for some upheavals.
By way of Intel Newsroom