How would your life change if you could do things hundreds of times faster? If the wait went away? What if your storage device was that much faster? You could unleash the power of your processor instead of it working at a fraction of its power. Eliminating that bottleneck requires better storage memory that is fast, inexpensive, and non-volatile. 3D XPoint™ technology has the potential to revolutionize big data, high-performance computing, virtualization, storage, cloud, gaming, and many other applications.
When it comes to memory performance, low latency is the key. Where NAND latency is measured in tens of microseconds, 3D XPoint™ technology is measured in tens of nanoseconds.
To make 3D XPoint™ technology inexpensive, we packed lots of capacity into a tiny footprint. By slicing submicroscopic layers of materials into columns each containing a memory cell and selector, then connecting them with an innovative cross point structure of perpendicular wires.
Non-volatile memory (NVM) is the next era of computer memory, capable of retrieving stored data even after a power outage. Examples of non-volatile memory include 3D NAND, solid-state drives, and 3D XPoint™ technology.
Intel® Optane™ and 3D NAND SSDs, coupled with Intel® DIMMs based on 3D XPointTM technology, will enable outstanding, cost-effective data center performance, completely transforming today's storage media pyramid.
Using Moore’s Law as a guide, Intel strives to outdo current technology by supporting end-to-end solutions and designing system architecture that meets impending needs while exceeding current ones. See how innovative technologies such as Intel® Solid State Drives are leading to a future of endless possibilities.
By stacking layers of data storage cells vertically, 3D NAND technology creates denser storage than traditional two-dimensional memory. Increasing the storage capacity brings significant cost savings, lower-power usage, and the reliability, speed, and overall performance.
Discover the Intel® Solid State Drive (Intel® SSD), and options for the data center, professionals, and consumers. Unlike hard disk drives, Intel SSDs feature flash memory with no moving parts for leading performance, ruggedness, and high levels of reliability.
Technology claims are based on comparisons of latency, density and write cycling metrics amongst memory technologies recorded on published specifications of in-market memory products against internal Intel specifications.
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