Samsung Electronics develops a new second generation SmartSSD computational storage unit with updated processing capabilities
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (here for more information), is the world leader in advanced memory technology. Today he announced that he has successfully developed a second generation of his pioneering he SmartSSD. The new proprietary computational storage incorporates data processing capabilities within a high-performance SSD. Unlike existing SSDs, the SmartSSD di Samsung it can process data directly, thus minimizing data transfers between CPU, GPU and RAM. This technology can avoid the bottlenecks that often occur when moving data between storage devices and CPUs; resulting in improved system performance and much higher energy efficiency.
SmartSSD is playing an increasingly important role, especially with the growth of next generation technologies such as AI, machine learning and 5G / 6G, which require large amounts of data processing. Leveraging software and intellectual property (IP) developed by customers, together with integrated core arm, Samsung’s second generation SmartSSD enables much more efficient data processing. Compared to traditional data center solid-state drives, the processing time for scan-heavy database queries can be reduced by more than 50%il energy consumption up to 70% and theCPU usage up to 97%.
Since its development in 2020 thanks to the joint efforts of Samsung and AMD, the first generation SmartSSD has been supplied to global IT companies, including video communications platform providers. The first generation SmartSSD was awarded as Innovation Awards Honoree at CES 2021 for its exceptional performance and energy efficiency.
Below are the new statements regarding the computational storage unit from Samsung.
The commercialization of the first generation SmartSSD, in collaboration with AMD, has established that the computational storage market has great potential,
he has declared Jin-Hyeok ChoiExecutive Vice President e Head of Memory Solution Product & Development di Samsung Electronics. Che ha poi aggiunto:
With the upgraded processing functionality of the second generation SmartSSD, Samsung will be able to easily meet the growing needs of customers in the fields of database and video transcoding, as we expand the boundaries of the next generation storage market.
Sina SoltaniCorporate Vice President Sales, AECG, Data Center and Communications Group at AMD, stated that:
Powered by AMD’s Xilinx Versal Adaptive SoC, Samsung’s second generation SmartSSDs enable improved CPU efficiency and significantly reduced power consumption by efficiently integrating processing and storage functions in data centers.
As data-intensive applications continue to grow, second generation Samsung SmartSSDs will deliver the superior performance and efficiency required for this growing market.
Samsung Electronics is leading efforts to standardize SmartSSD technology through close collaboration with Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and with NVM Express. While seeking to expand the boundaries of SmartSSD devices through technology validation for a wide variety of applications.
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