Intel officially introduced a series of new technology milestones, and emphasized its continuous investment and firm commitment to promote the progress of memory and storage technology in the data centric computing era, including providing customers with unique Intel Pentium technology and Intel 3D NAND solutions for cloud, artificial intelligence and network edge applications.
Rob Crooke, senior vice president and general manager of nonvolatile storage solutions division of Intel, said: “Today’s world is generating data at an amazing speed, making it more and more difficult for various enterprises to process data efficiently. The ability to obtain value from all this data will be the key to success or failure, and Intel’s driving force in this field is to realize breakthrough frontier innovation in memory and storage hierarchy.”
Rob Crooke, senior vice president and general manager of nonvolatile storage solutions division of Intel, shared Intel’s memory storage strategy and vision with global media on the 2019 Intel memory storage day.
At the conference, Intel officially announced that it would operate a new aoten technology development line at its factory in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, and announced that the second generation Intel aoten data center level persistent memory code named “Barlow pass” would be released together with the next generation Intel Xeon scalable processor in 2020. In addition, Intel took the lead in demonstrating 144 layer QLC (four level unit) NAND for data center level solid-state disks, which is also expected to be launched in 2020.
A large amount of data generated by the machine usually needs real-time analysis to give full play to the value of the data, and this demand has highlighted a big gap in the memory storage hierarchy — among them, the DRAM capacity is not large enough and the solid-state disk speed is not fast enough. This blank is where Intel aoteng data center level persistent memory can do a lot. If a larger data set is needed, this gap can be filled by interconnecting aoteng technology with the storage interface.
In addition, the speed of hard drives is increasingly unable to support data centric computing requirements – which is where the combination of Intel aoten technology and QLC NAND plays a role. Overall, Intel aoteng technology is a unique combination of materials, structure and performance that can not be matched by any memory and storage technology at present.
At present, many customers, including Microsoft, are applying Intel memory and storage solutions. Among them, Microsoft is making significant improvements to its client operating system to support many new functions and features brought by Intel aoteng persistent memory, such as fast boot and game loading. Intel also demonstrated the next-generation single port aoteng technology solid-state disk for key enterprise customers, which is expected to be available in 2020.