The evolution of the data center is a key concern for the storage industry. IBM has taken a new tact with its SystemX solution that 1.6TB of solid state storage per exFlash pack. Maximum of 4.8TB of solid state storage in a SystemX chassis.
To do this, they partnered with SMART Modular Technologies. I found a really good video explaining the product development on YouTube, embedded below, if this is of interest to you.
If you have worked with SystemX or SMART's SSDs, or have a question for the community on this, please sound off below.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.