Samsung aims to kill server CPUs with this special new SSD

At this week’s OCP Global Summit, Samsung disclosed more information about a new type of solid state drive (SSD) it’s working on – one that only makes sense in a data center context, for now.

When it comes to flash memory, the most common configuration in data centers worldwide is JBOF (or just a bunch of flash), which uses NVMe SSD storage attached to PCIe switches, processors and NICs (network interface cards). There are two rather significant issues with this system, to do with the lack of scalability of the storage controller and limited bandwidth; a classic case of too many middlemen. 

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