Intel Shows 3D Xpoint Performance Comparison With NAND Based SSDs
Earlier this year, Intel and Micron Technology announced 3D Xpoint and talked a little about its features and performance. 3D Xpoint is going to use Optane brand and starting 2016, it will be available in DIMM and SSD form factors.
Although Intel is not sharing much about this but the company did talked about 3D Xpoint during a recent event. Brian Krzanich, chief executive officer at Intel brought us a few tests that showed the performance difference between Optane SSD stacked up against the P3700 NAND flash SSD.
“This is a huge performance improvement,” Krzanich said. “I think all of us, for any kind of I/O operations, that could see a 5X to 8X improvement in speed – that’s what we have been looking for. It is an improvement in both performance and latency. But there is really more to this technology. Intel Optane SSDs provide about 200X less variability, and that is an additional benefit that you can count on for your datacenter.”
Krzanich says that they wanted to show performance difference with live demos rather than slides. Intel believed that 3D Xpoint will change the way we see and think about data storage and memory.