Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. unveiled an array of next-generation memory and storage technologies during FMS.
Jin-Hyeok Choi, EVP, memory solution and product development, Samsung,
speaks at FMS in keynote, Memory Innovations Navigating the Big Data Era
Samsung spotlighted 4 areas of technological advancement driving the big data market – data movement, data storage, data processing and data management – and revealed its memory solutions addressing each field.
Petabyte storage: maximizing server utilization
To maximize data center efficiency in an increasingly data-driven world, the company introduced a next-gen storage technology, ‘Petabyte Storage‘. This solution will allow a single server unit to pack more than 1PB of storage, enabling server manufacturers to increase their storage capacity within the same floor space with a minimal number of servers. High server utilization will also help to lower power consumption.
Memory-semantic SSD: AI- and ML-optimized storage
The company announced its ‘Memory-semantic SSD‘ that combines the benefits of storage and DRAM memory. Leveraging Compute Express Link (CXL) interconnect technology and a built-in DRAM cache, Memory-semantic SSDs can achieve up to a 20x improvement in both random read speed and latency when used in AI and ML applications. Optimized to RW small-sized data chunks at faster speeds, the firm’s Memory-semantic SSDs will be for the growing number of AI and ML workloads that require fast processing of smaller data sets.
Telemetry: enabling more reliable data center management
As SSDs become moreadopted in data centers, technology to manage these storage drives with the highest degree of reliability is becoming increasingly critical. The company’s telemetry technology gathers human-readable metadata from key components inside customers’ SSDs such as NAND flash and DRAM as well as SSD controllers and firmware. Based on this set of telemetry information, data centers can detect and prevent any potential problems ahead of time, enabling a more reliable and efficient operation.
Updates to prior milestones
Additionally, the company informed its keynote audience of important product updates to previously-announced mobile storage and performance SSD milestones.
The industry’s first UFS 4.0 mobile storage, developed by the firm in May, is scheduled to enter mass production this month. It will be a critical component in flagship smartphones that require large amounts of data processing for features like high-resolution images and graphics-heavy mobile games, and will later be used in mobility, VR and AR.
PM1653 SSD open
The firm also announced market availability of 2 enterprise SSDs. Its PM1743, a CES 2022 Innovation Awards honoree, is an industry’s first PCIe 5.0 SSD, while the PM1653 is a first 24Gb SAS SSD, both in mass production. The company further highlighted its paradigm-shifting SmartSSD and CXL DRAM, which have been designed to avoid bottlenecks in current memory and storage architectures.
“The IT industry is facing a new set of challenges brought on by the explosive growth in big data, and this underscores the importance of a robust, cross-industry ecosystem,” said Jin-Hyeok Choi, keynote speaker and EVP, memory solution and product development. “We are committed to developing transformative memory technologies that can bring far-reaching changes in how we move, store, process and manage data for future AI, ML and HPC applications, as we navigate these challenging tides together with industry partners.”
Video: Samsung Electronics Unveils Next-Gen Memory Solutions at FMS 2022