SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Plexistor today announced a breakthrough in using persistent memory over fabric (PMoF). Persistent memory can now be dis-aggregated and shared across multiple servers using Plexistor's PMoF Brick running on commodity hardware. PMoF makes it possible to achieve near-memory speed and operational simplicity without sacrificing persistency.
Benchmarks performed on a Mellanox infrastructure over 100GbE using Plexistor's PMoF Brick demonstrated record performance: more than 1.6 million random 4KB IOPS at less than 6µs with throughput of 7GB/sec. This is over an order-of-magnitude better than the recently announced rack-optimized Flash storage DSSD appliance, which offers 100µs latency.
Plexistor's PMoF Brick architecture is designed to fully utilize emerging persistent memory technologies, such as Intel® Optane™, providing higher performance for workloads like NoSQL databases and big data analytics. The solution also leverages traditional Flash technologies and auto-tiering software in order to provide a seamless and cost-effective solution for the enterprise.
"Those who follow the evolution of memory will find that our PMoF Brick is a stunning development for the new in-memory workloads, as well as unprecedented low latency," said Plexistor CEO Sharon Azulai. "In businesses and industries where 'fast' means an increase in revenue, the PMoF Brick technology can change the economics of enterprise computing."
Working with Mellanox, the market leader for RDMA and 100GbE networking infrastructure, Plexistor demonstrated it can easily handle millions of remote writes per second at latencies as low as a few microseconds utilizing Mellanox ConnectX4 NIC and a Spectrum switch. This advancement in persistent memory dis-aggregation offers far lower costs and simpler management than any other available architecture capable of delivering equivalent performance.
"We are excited to be the first to demonstrate how persistent memory fits in the Rack-Scale Design (RSD)," said Dr. Amit Golander, Plexistor's chief technology officer. "Our collaboration with Mellanox proves that PMoF is a very viable solution for efficient utilization of shared resources to deliver both low latency and ease of operations."
Plexistor has built a new storage solution to converge memory and storage to support the new workloads that demand memory and fast storage. The solution delivers ultra-low latency storage and huge memory experience, enabling applications to run large data sets at near-memory speed. Plexistor was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, with its R&D in Herzliya, Israel. For further information, visit www.plexistor.com.
Editors note: Plexistor will demonstrate the new technology to the public for the first time at the upcoming Intel Developer Forum 2016, August 16-18 at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco.