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My Coffee, IoT & 5G: Latency Demand Continues

by Field Insight on August 27, 2018

I was having coffee with a friend of mine a few weeks ago and he was talking about some new phone coming out that would be 5G ready.  Now, I’m not a big “phone” guy and my friend is not in any a “Technology” guy, at least not that he realizes. As a....

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Stanford Talk on Flash Memory Design

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on March 15, 2012

Back to school day. Over at Stanford they have a speaker series that has been going on for the last few... decades, called the  Stanford University Department of Electrical Engineering Computer Systems Colloquium, known to many simply as EE380. The....

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Flash in the Data Center - Part 3 - What about PCIe Cards?

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on September 30, 2011

  Part 1 (Garbage Collection) and Part 2 (Commodity SSDs) What about PCIe cards? Another option is to pack as much flash as possible onto a PCIe card to sit in a high speed slot on a server.  Because of their much higher interface speeds, PCIe cards....

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Flash in the Data Center? Part 2 - Why not off the shelf SSDs?

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on September 30, 2011

In my last post I discussed a few of the technical aspects of flash that make it a unique storage media, particularly the complexity of garbage collection. Here we take a look at flash packaging and how that impacts architectural decisions. For this....

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Flash in the Data Center? Part 1 – Roll your own and Garbage Collection

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on September 26, 2011

Flash is coming to the data center. Contrary to perception 18 months ago, now this seems to be accepted as ‘common knowledge.’ There is still much discussion around what that flash will look like and in what form it will be consumed. I plan to write....

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