This week Western Digital has announced its entry into the In-Memory Computing Segment with introduction and unveiling of the new WD Ultrastar Memory Drive. The drive is drop-in ready and PCIe-device compatible with most Intel x86 servers, available in 1TiB, 2TiB and 4TiB. A 1U server can typically support up to 24TiB of system memory using the Ultrastar DC ME200 drive for in-memory compute clusters.
Supported server interfaces include NVMe U.2 and PCIe AIC (add-in-card) HH-HL, and the Ultrastar memory drive is currently available and sampling with select customers. Ashish Nadkarni, group vice president, IDC explained little more.
“Today’s requirement for faster analytics, data processing, cloud services and high-performance computing (HPC) is increasing demand for in-memory computing across a variety of industries, including healthcare, telecommunications and IT, and retail. By expanding in-memory capacity, the Ultrastar memory drive helps alleviate the high cost of adding extra DRAM, as well as addresses the physical limitations of available DIMM slots, where scaling is either cost-prohibitive or nearly impossible.”
Mark Grace, senior vice president of Devices, Western Digital adds :
“As a storage infrastructure leader, we’re constantly innovating and delivering solutions that address new ways of capturing, preserving, accessing and transforming data. The new Ultrastar memory drive is a natural addition to our world-class data center portfolio, addressing growing customer demand for business acceleration and real-time data processing within in-memory platforms. Leveraging our proven technology leadership, data center expertise and economies of scale, we are providing a new paradigm to in-memory computing relative to the size, scale and cost-effectiveness of the solution.”
For more details on the WD Ultrastar Memory Drive jump over to the official Western Digital website by following the link below.