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Holy Toledo Batman! That's one fast SSD Intel P4800X

Discussion in 'Hard Drives and Solid State Drives' started by gigatexal, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. gigatexal

    gigatexal I'm here to learn

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    We have a smaller one in DemoEval. More soon.
     
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    Will the perf scale with size or is that NDA protected. Looking forward to your review.
     
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    much
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    :eek:
     
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    Yes, that's the ultimate (at this time) ZLOG (or Ceph OSD log, or DB log, or any other log, for that matter).
     
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    I am targeting Monday for our Optane piece.
     
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    that kind of perf at that depth make it a candidate for the ultimate drive. Low QDs are the norm on desktop use-cases and it'd soar there.
     
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    Low QDs is the norm on any system! Just like single thread cpu performance!
     
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    As much as they are targeting the enterprise in some ways these are best for single threaded high performance. Hopefully, they catch on in the prosumer market and prices come down quickly.
     
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    so it's monday ... i want to get my grubby fingers on that STH optane article plz?
     
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    @Stux we have two Optane systems setup in the lab. Personally, I think it is the best ZIL/ SLOG device around, however, you are going to run into other limitations quickly. For example, you really need a 40Gbps or faster fabric. Running FreeNAS is not optimal at those speeds. Great drive, but if you are not at the higher-end of the spectrum, just get a P3700. It was one of those projects that we realized that the P4800X was best suited to a higher-end demographic so we setup systems in DemoEval to let folks run their own workloads.

    The two drives we have have been transitioned to NVMeoF based solutions e.g. Trends for Flash Memory Summit 2017 - ServeTheHome where we showed our 70/30 mixed workload as shown at ISC17 in Germany this year.
    [​IMG]

    Availability is rough still. The large players are consuming so much of the supply that even adoption by major storage vendors seems to be slowed by supply concerns.
     
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    It’s really cool to see STH adopt tech at such a fast rate: already playing with NVMeoF is impressive.
     
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    Not really playing. The biggest issue is that 10GbE is not fast enough/ low enough latency for OPA.

    The value came in providing the solution to others.
     
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    Using these as a cache device in any way sitting in front of a sata SSD capacity tier seems to make a lot of sense.
    Intel added more sata to the latest scalable cpu, why ? Well I Guess this is one possible use.

    Outside of storage platforms I guess these drives will certainly find a home in DB servers etc where cores are $$ and I/O is king.
     
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    s/playing/providing
     
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