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Is Your Application Performance Too Slow? Consider Computational Storage

The modern workload set has fundamentally changed the nature of and also how we handle data sets. Previously, critical business applications were typically driven by the processing of large, monolithic databases that were comprised of large files. Today, more and

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New eBook: Taking The Load off Networks with Computational Storage

The data center is a series of networks. There are networks that connect servers to users and networks that connect storage to servers. Even within servers and storage there are networks to connect CPU to IO devices like flash drives

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Lightboard Video: Does the SSD Architecture Really Matter?

It is easy to get caught up in the maximum performance potential of solid-state drives (SSDs), especially as we move into the era of non-volatile memory express (NVMe) access protocols. However, in reality, applications and service level agreements (SLAs) cannot

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Solving the New Storage Performance Problem

NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) flash drives thrust storage media from the position of the worst performing component of the data center to the best. The technology’s low latency however, exposes other bottlenecks that went previously undetected. The new storage performance

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Are Storage Infrastructures Fixing the Wrong Problem? – Formulus Black Briefing Note

When the CPU needs data, the role of the storage system is to transfer information into main memory so the CPU can process it. The memory channels between the CPU and main memory is very fast and the number of

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Enabling Intel Optane for Modern Applications – MemVerge Briefing Note

Workloads, from a performance perspective, are polarizing. Many workloads have all their performance demands met by the typical all-flash array. At the other pole however is a group of applications that need more performance that what even NVMe based storage

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Use Cases for Computational Storage

Previously, Storage Switzerland has discussed the value of computational storage, or adding compute power directly to storage media to enable data to be processed in place, in serving modern workloads – as well as its impact on future forward data

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15 Minute Friday Webinar: Rethinking Storage Performance for Modern Applications

Modern applications process large segments of data, often in parallel. These applications need to match patterns across a multitude of object and vectors or regularly update multiple indices as they change over time. Storage IO and network latency quickly become

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Impact of Computational Storage on Data Center Design

Previously, Storage Switzerland defined computational storage as an architecture that enables data to be processed within the storage device in lieu of being transported to the host server’s central processing unit (CPU). Computational storage reduces the input/output (I/O) transaction load

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What is Computational Storage?

Modern workloads such as analytics of data generated at the edge require vast amounts of data to be processed in parallel. As discussed in our previous blog, the advent of solid-state drive (SSD) storage media has caused the interface between

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