At IDF 2015 this year Intel has announced that their forthcoming 3D XPoint technology based products will be sold under a new brand for the company, Optane.

The Optane products will be available in 2016, in both standard SSD (PCIe) form factors for everything from Ultrabooks to servers, and in a DIMM form factor for Xeon systems for even greater bandwidth and lower latencies.  As expected, Intel will be providing storage controllers optimized for the 3D XPoint memory, though no further details on that subject matter were provided. This announcement is in-line with Intel and Micron’s original 3D XPoint announcement last month, which also announced that 3D XPoint would be out in 2016.

Finally, as part of the Optane announcement, Intel also gave the world’s first live 3D XPoint demonstration. In a system with an Optane PCIe SSD, Intel ran a quick set of live IOps benchmarks comparing the Optane SSD to their high-end P3700 SSD. The Optane SSD offered better than 5x the IOps of the P3700 SSD, with that lead growing to more than 7x at a queue depth of 1, a client-like workload where massive arrays of NAND like the P3700 traditionally struggle to achieve maximum performance.

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  • Pietje Bel - Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - link

    I mean: It wil about HALF (1/2) the price of DRAM per GByte!!!!!!
  • Shadowmaster625 - Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - link

    Wow we're seriously running out of names....
  • abhaxus - Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - link

    Could be worse... The improved version next year could be the iOptane, for maximum punography.
  • kyuu - Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - link

    Excited for the technology, but "Optane"? Hard to believe that some asshat in a marketing department actually gets paid to come up with this crap.
  • nandnandnand - Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - link

    It could be called Asspain and if the price is right I'll still buy it.
  • lilmoe - Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - link

    lol +1
  • AndrewJacksonZA - Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - link

    What's wrong with the name AsSpain? Is it some kind of Europe-envy? "We do it AsSpain does it!"
  • Shadow7037932 - Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - link

    Still better than the Agilent -> Keysight name change.
  • jimjamjamie - Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - link

    I don't see why they don't just go with something like Xpoint i7-8635E, at least it would be familiar bullshit
  • jjj - Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - link

    Too few details ,add some more.
    BTW Micron had a presentation on friday and they showed a roadmap (page 36 in the available pdf). Seems that gen will arrive rather fast at the end of 2016/start of 2017. I imagine they'll just add 2 more layer and no shrink given how fast it arrives.

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