Intel Optane SSD P5800X series delivers high throughput and low latency
Intel Optane SSD P5800X series can accelerate access to the large and complex datasets that enterprises and cloud service providers (CSPs) need to run their high-demand workloads.
Demanding workloads are held back by legacy storage
Today’s data-intensive workloads demand low latency and high throughput to help drive predictive business decisions. IT organizations must try to meet those demands within ever-more-constrained budgets.
DRAM and NAND have historically acted as the performance buffer between compute and capacity storage, but they both leave an ever-widening gap for the modern, scaled-out data center. DRAM can be too expensive to scale, which means that density might fall further behind relative to the CPU-core growth rate. NAND offers capacity with lower cost and greater scalability, but even fast NAND solid state drives (SSDs) are no longer adequate for data-driven applications that need to predictively access and process data or act as a buffer to today’s multi-gigabit Ethernet network connections.
Closing the performance gap
The Intel Optane SSD P5800X series delivers low latency, high quality of service (QoS), fast throughput, and high endurance. These high-capacity SSDs fill the critical storage performance gap, making them ideal for caching or data tiering. Unlike NAND SSDs, Intel Optane SSDs use write-in-place technology, which enables them to read and write simultaneously without performance degradation.
Figure 1. Intel Optane SSDs fill the storage gap between NAND SSDs and memory
Blazing fast performance
The PCIe 4.0–compliant Intel Optane SSD P5800X series delivers consistent low-latency performance for applications that need to access and process data in real time. The drives can also act as buffers to fast Ethernet network interface card (NIC) connections.
The Intel Optane SSD P5800X series can reach up to 1.5M input/output operations per second (IOPS) of random read or random write performance at low queue depths (QDs). The PCIe bus is designed as a bidirectional bus, with both reads and writes. Because of this, the Intel Optane SSD P5800X series can achieve greater-than-specification-sheet performance—up to 2M IOPS—under 70/30 random mixed workloads (see Figure 2).1 Compared to the Samsung PM1735 NVM Express (NVMe) NAND SSD, the Intel Optane SSD P5800X series delivers up to 2.2x higher KIOPS at 70/30 random mixed workloads.1
Figure 2. The Intel Optane SSD P5800X series delivers better IOPS for more efficient network saturation1
The Intel Optane SSD P5800X series also has a unique 512B random read capability designed specifically for memory/DRAM offload of metadata use cases, and it is capable of reaching up to 5M IOPS, even in mixed-workload scenarios.
What It Means
Up to 2.2x greater1 4 KB block bandwidth with bi-directional read/write capability versus a Samsung PM1735 NVMe NAND SSD
Up to 2.7x higher2 IOPS at low QDs, compared to a Samsung PM1735 NVMe NAND SSD
Up to 3.2x greater3 performance per watt in a 70 percent read/30 percent write workload versus a Samsung PM1735 NAND SSD
Up to 5.1x greater3 performance per watt in a 30 percent read/70 percent write workload versus a Samsung PM1735 NVMe NAND SSD
Why It Matters
It’s all about getting more for less. The Intel Optane SSD P5800X series delivers the performance density needed to achieve desired storage performance levels with fewer storage devices. This approach can help potentially save money or precious slots in disaggregated storage architecture. If you’re looking to expand your host memory capability, Intel Optane technology’s small-block random read performance and low latency also enable greater memory expansion using the PCIe bus with sparse datasets in artificial intelligence (AI) training and inferencing use cases. If you compare how many SSDs are needed to saturate a 100 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) network, you can realize 3x to 6x more-efficient saturation with the Intel Optane SSD P5800X series.4 This has the added benefit of freeing up PCIe slots, which can enable data center footprint reduction or capacity expansion within the node.
Table 1. Number of SSDs to saturate a 100 GbE network
Using the Intel Optane SSD P5800X series for caching or tiering can help dramatically reduce input/output (I/O) bottlenecks. The Intel drives deliver up to 5.1x greater performance per watt in a 30 percent read/70 percent write workload, as compared to a Samsung PM1735 NVMe NAND SSD.3 The ability to greatly improve write-intensive workload performance can help save power and reduce operating expenses (OPEX).
Unrivaled low random read latency
The low-latency Intel Optane SSD P5800X series delivers near-nanosecond response times under any workload, maintaining consistent read response times, regardless of the write throughput.
Near-nanosecond latency means improved application response times. With its bidirectional capability, the low latency of the Intel Optane SSD P5800X series remains consistent until saturation. Latency is improved even more by being able to read smaller 512B data chunks.
For industries like financial services, this capability means businesses can get faster time to insight for fraud detection, analytics, compliance, market modeling, and securities market transactions.
Consistent, Predictable Quality of Service (QoS)
In an environment of fast-growing data and demanding customer requirements, data centers need predictable application performance.
What It Means
Up to 21x better5 five-nines response times, compared to a Samsung PM1735 NVMe NAND SSD
Up to 93% lower6 latency on a 4K random read workload, compared to a Samsung PM1735 NVMe NAND SSD
Up to 147x lower7 read response time under an increasing write workload, compared to a Samsung PM1735 NVMe NAND SSD
Up to 8.8x higher8 throughput on a mixed 70 percent read/30 percent write workload, compared to a Samsung PM1735 NVMe NAND SSD
Up to 95% lower9 latency at 600K IOPS, compared to a Samsung PM1735 NVMe NAND SSD
Why It Matters
The Intel Optane SSD P5800X series delivers predictable low latency and consistent I/O command completion times, resulting in dependable QoS.
These SSDs are ideal for critical applications with demanding latency requirements or for customers with strict service-level agreements (SLAs).
High endurance for lower storage costs and less downtime
Greater endurance means longer life for storage media. By using Intel Optane SSDs as a caching or tiering layer for write-heavy workloads, the life of lower-cost NAND storage media can be extended, and costs can be reduced through less maintenance requirements and downtime.
What It Means
Up to 67% higher10 endurance versus the Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X NVMe NAND SSD
Up to 20x better11 extended life for NAND capacity storage drives
Why It Matters
Intel Optane SSDs are designed for mixed workload environments, and they can withstand the kind of intense traffic typically demanded of memory. Their extremely high endurance makes them ideal for write-intensive applications or as a tiering layer in storage architecture.
Intel Optane SSD P5800X series delivers incredible versatility
Choose the Intel Optane SSD P5800X series as a caching or high-performance tiering layer, as extended memory to augment host memory in AI use cases, or to store large files locally for higher performance in electronic design automation (EDA) use cases. Intel Optane SSDs can help you achieve a scalable data center with cost-effective, performance-dense solutions that include the following benefits:
- Extended memory: 512B read capability enables using a PCIe storage device as extended memory for metadata or sparse data in large datasets.
- Fast caching (temporarily copy or hold the hottest data): The write buffer accelerates time-to-durability, and the read cache accelerates application performance.
- Intelligent tiering (data placement): Intelligent data placement enables you to deploy multiple tiers for cost optimization.