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Coming in 2016: 3D Xpoint Memory - 1000x faster than Flash Storage

Posted by HPE Storage Specialist on Jul 28, 2015

Here at Global One Technology, our main purpose is to provide drives, memory, and other server parts to help customers upgrade the capacity and performance of their current servers, but we always have an eye toward the future of technology, specifically in the storage industry.

It seems that technology advances happen fairly incrementally, but once in awhile there will be a breakthrough that has "game-changing" potential.

Today, Intel and Micron announced at a press conference a new chip technology that they claim will be 1000x faster than the current standard NAND flash memory.

Highlights from the press release:

  • Intel and Micron begin production on new class of non-volatile memory, creating the first new memory category in more than 25 years.
  • New 3D XPoint™ technology brings non-volatile memory speeds up to 1,000 times faster1 than NAND, the most popular non-volatile memory in the marketplace today.
  • The companies invented unique material compounds and a cross point architecture for a memory technology that is 10 times denser than conventional memory2.
  • New technology makes new innovations possible in applications ranging from machine learning to real-time tracking of diseases and immersive 8K gaming.

Read more about this important development here.