Samsung Electronics introduced a large number of next-generation memory solutions at the ‘Flash Memory Summit 2022’ held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in the United States on the 2nd (local time).
※ Flash Memory Summit 2022: The world’s largest flash memory industry conference held annually in the United States (8/2~8/4)
Jinhyuk Choi, vice president of Samsung Electronics’ Memory Business Division Solution Development Department, gave a keynote speech on the day of ‘Memory Innovations Navigating the Big Data Era’.
Samsung Electronics is expanding its services such as artificial intelligence (AI), metaverse, Internet of Things (IoT), automotive, and 5G and 6G, resulting in an explosive increase in data and changes in the industrial landscape centered on data. He explained that the phenomenon of ‘Data Gravity’ is taking place.
Samsung Electronics emphasizes the need for innovative development of memory technology to move, store, process, and manage such a large amount of data. Byte storage’, △ ‘Memory-Semantic SSD’ optimized for artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) △ ‘Telemetry’ for stable storage management ‘ and introduced next-generation memory solutions.
※ Peta-: 10 to the 15th power (thousand trillion)
□ ‘Petabyte storage’ that increases the space utilization of the server system
Samsung Electronics announced that it is collaborating with global companies to develop various form factors and stack structure technologies for high-capacity SSDs, and through this, it is possible to realize petabyte-class storage systems.
Petabyte storage has dramatically improved storage capacity, enabling customers to efficiently build systems by processing vast amounts of data with the minimum number of servers.
In addition, it has the advantage of minimizing energy use through efficient server operation.
□ ‘Memory Semantic SSD’ based on CXL interface optimized for AI/ML
Samsung Electronics also unveiled a ‘Memory Semantic SSD’ based on the CXL next-generation interface.
※ CXL (Compute Express Link): A newly proposed interface to more efficiently utilize the accelerator, memory, and storage device used together with the CPU in a high-performance computing system.
The ‘Memory Semantic SSD’ is expected to be an optimal solution in fields that use a lot of small data, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.
The memory semantic SSD transmits data through the CXL interface, while the internal DRAM cache memory supports reading and writing of small-sized data more effectively.
‘Memory Semantic SSD’ can improve random read speed and response speed up to 20 times compared to general SSD in artificial intelligence and machine learning.
□ ‘Telemetry’ for stable storage management
With the explosive increase of data, the storage required for data centers is also increasing, and accordingly, technology to manage each storage more stably is becoming more important.
Samsung Electronics’ ‘Telemetry’ technology is a technology that prevents risks by detecting abnormalities that may occur in the environment where SSDs are used in advance.
By analyzing the SSD’s metadata, as well as devices such as NAND flash, DRAM, and controller mounted inside the SSD, it is possible to detect possible issues in advance and support customers’ stable server operation.
※ Metadata: Data that describes the properties of data such as documents, music files, and photos. Metadata is essential to find and use desired information more quickly.
In addition, Samsung Electronics announced in May that it plans to mass-produce UFS 4.0 memory, which it developed for the first time in the industry from this month.
Samsung Electronics’ UFS 4.0 memory is expected to be a key solution for flagship smartphones that require fast, large-capacity processing such as high-resolution content and high-capacity mobile games. .
※ UFS (Universal Flash Storage)
In addition, Samsung Electronics introduced the industry’s first mass-produced PCIe 5.0-based enterprise server SSD ‘PM1743’, 24G SAS-based SSD ‘PM1653’, smart SSD, and CXL DRAM.
※ PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect express)
※ SAS (Serial Attached SCSI)
Jinhyeok Choi, Vice President of Solution Development Department of Samsung Electronics’ Memory Business Unit, said, “The explosive growth of data is a great challenge to the industry, and to overcome this, it is important to establish an industry ecosystem.” We will continue to lead various markets such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and high-performance computing through innovative semiconductor solutions suitable for the field.”