Intel has unveiled a fast and responsive solid state drive for data centers. The Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X Series is designed to boost scale per server and accelerate applications.
The solid state drive provides industry leading capabilities such as high throughput, low latency, high endurance and a high quality of service. The Optane series of Solid State Drives by Intel offers good performance at low queue depth.
The drives remain responsive even under heavy load, and consistently delivers highly predictable and fast service. The drives will allow data center operators to increase the capacity of the same data centers. The Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X expands the reach of cloud computing solutions, and is designed to be used for emerging applications such as artificial intelligence, electronic trading, machine learning and medical scans.
The Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X with Intel Memory Drive Technology increases the size of memory pools, or allows a portion of the DRAM to be displaced. The drive is designed to seamlessly integrate into the memory subsystems and presents itself as DRAM to the operating system.
The drives are available immediately to Intel customers in the early ship program. More variants, in terms of capacity and form factors are expected to be available from the second half of 2017.