SEOUL, Korea, August 3, 2022 — Samsung Electronics, a leader in advanced memory technology, today unveiled a series of memories during the 2022 Flash Memory Summit to be held at the Santa Clara (California) Convention Center on August 27, 2022 and next-generation storage technologies presented 2-4. In a keynote titled “Memory Innovations Navigating the Big Data Era,” Samsung highlighted four areas of technological advances driving the big data market – data movement, data storage, data processing and data management – and showcased its leading storage solutions for each area before .
Petabyte Storage: Maximize server utilization
To maximize data center efficiency in an increasingly data-driven world, Samsung has introduced next-generation storage technology, “Petabyte Storage”. The new solution will allow a single server unit to pack more than a petabyte of storage, allowing server manufacturers to greatly increase their storage capacity in the same footprint with a minimal number of servers. High server utilization also helps reduce power consumption.
Storage Semantic SSD: AI and ML optimized storage
Samsung announced its “memory semantic SSD” that combines the advantages of mass storage and DRAM memory. Leveraging Compute Express Link (CXL) interconnect technology and an onboard DRAM cache, memory semantic SSDs can achieve up to a 20x improvement in both random read speed and latency when used in AI and ML applications. Optimized for reading and writing small blocks of data at significantly faster speeds, Samsung’s storage semantic SSDs are ideal for the growing number of AI and ML workloads that require very fast processing of smaller data sets.
Telemetry: Enables more reliable data center management
As SSDs become more common in data centers, the technology to manage these storage drives with the highest level of reliability becomes increasingly important. Samsung’s telemetry technology collects human-readable metadata from key components in customers’ SSDs, such as NAND flash and DRAM, as well as SSD controllers and firmware. Based on this broad set of telemetry information, data centers can identify and prevent potential problems early, enabling more reliable and efficient operations.
Updates to previous milestones
Additionally, Samsung updated its keynote audience on major product updates for previously announced mobile storage and high-performance SSD milestones.
The industry’s first UFS 4.0 mobile storage, developed by Samsung in May, is slated to go into mass production this month. The new UFS 4.0 will be a crucial component in flagship smartphones that require large amounts of data processing for features such as high-resolution images and graphics-heavy mobile games, and will later be used in mobility, VR and AR.
Samsung also announced the market availability of two enterprise SSDs. Winner of the CES 2022 Innovation Awards, the PM1743 is the industry’s first PCIe 5.0 SSD, while the PM1653 is the first 24G SAS SSD, both of which are now in mass production. The company also highlighted its paradigm-shifting SmartSSD and CXL DRAM, designed to address bottlenecks in current memory and storage architectures.
“The IT industry is facing a new set of challenges driven by the explosive growth of big data, and this underscores the importance of a robust, cross-industry ecosystem,” said Jin-Hyeok Choi, keynote speaker and executive vice president of Memory Solutions and Product development at Samsung Electronics. “We are committed to developing transformative storage technologies that can bring about sweeping changes in how we move, store, process and manage data for future AI, ML and HPC applications as we work with industry partners through them navigate challenging tides.
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