Anobit recently announced new benchmarks for its Genesis series of solid state drives (SSDs) at EMC World. Based on industry-standard multi level cell (MLC) NAND, Genesis series SSDs deliver more than over 30,000 IOPS (random read/write), while meeting endurance requirements of 10 complete, random disk rewrites per day for five years, according to Anobit.
The Genesis series SSDs are based on the company's patented MSP technology which extends standard MLC endurance from approximately 3,000 read/write cycles to over 50,000 cycles. Anobit reports that its MSP technology is the first technology to simultaneously achieve the low latencies and high endurance of single level cell (SLC) combined with the cost and density benefits of MLC NAND.
Capacity: 200 and 400 GB
Interface: SATA 3 Gbs/SAS/FC
Sustained sequential read: 245 MB/s
Sustained sequential write: 200 MB/s
MTBF: 1.5M hours
Endurance - 4 Terabytes write per day for 5 years over all data patterns and under worst-case conditions
Native support for 512 byte, 520 byte and 528 byte block sizes
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.