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[TH] Intel Optane DIMMs Coming Second Half Of 2018

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Intel has ;went silent on its 3D XPoint DIMMS for quite awhile, a lot of people thought they killed them off. appears now that they have some scale with the 900p they are ready to bring the DIMms to market.
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Intel finally set a date for Optane DIMMs, saying during a presentation at the USB Global Technology Conference that we'd see them sometime in the second half of 2018, a mere three years after Intel and Micron made the historic 3D XPoint announcement. These DIMMs will function as a memory-mapped device, but with much higher density than DDR4 memory.


http://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-optane-dimms-timing-2018,35928.html
post #2 of 14
This is still going to take a while getting to home consumers:
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Indeed, during discussions at Intel's IDF the prior year, company executives noted that the memory-mapped devices would be mechanically and electrically DDR4 compatible, but that they would require a new (proprietary) interface. The company confirmed at the time that 3D XPoint would not be JEDEC-compliant, at least in the shorter term.

That interface will come with a new mobo, only when Intel says so.

Functioning as a memory mapped device is big though. No loading to memory, more like reading straight from virtual memory all of the time. It will likely operate faster than a ramdisk that is pretending to be a hard drive.

I'm trying to make my freshly installed 900p act like that now by giving it a giant pagefile.
post #3 of 14
I'm glad I work in a data center, hopefully they bring it here soon (I'll probably see it in early 2019) LOL this is very exciting news.
post #4 of 14
The ultimate pagefile. I'm excited. Damn 2018 is going to be an expensive year for me with everything I want to do.
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The ultimate pagefile. I'm excited. Damn 2018 is going to be an expensive year for me with everything I want to do.
i know.... definitely down for some Optane lol
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I don't know. Just seems like Optane was designed with law enforcement / government agencies in mind; more so than consumers. It works by retaining data, after all. At least, that's how I understand it.
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I don't know. Just seems like Optane was designed with law enforcement / government agencies in mind; more so than consumers. It works by retaining data, after all. At least, that's how I understand it.
better to wait it out until theres enough benchmarks to prove their worth, as it is its more like an experimental platform with no solid roadmap of whats to come.
furthermore, theres no telling how Optane DIMMs would work out when compared to other means, specially when Samsung is getting ready to pick up their pace.
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I don't know. Just seems like Optane was designed with law enforcement / government agencies in mind; more so than consumers. It works by retaining data, after all. At least, that's how I understand it.

You know you can encrypt memory, right? wink.gif
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This is still going to take a while getting to home consumers:
That interface will come with a new mobo, only when Intel says so.

Functioning as a memory mapped device is big though. No loading to memory, more like reading straight from virtual memory all of the time. It will likely operate faster than a ramdisk that is pretending to be a hard drive.

I'm trying to make my freshly installed 900p act like that now by giving it a giant pagefile.

They said a few years ago that X-Point DIMMs would require specific Xeon processors, so not even mobo.
    
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I don't know. Just seems like Optane was designed with law enforcement / government agencies in mind; more so than consumers. It works by retaining data, after all. At least, that's how I understand it.

You're scared of non-volatile memory? What about your hard drive? Secret NSA weapon?
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