Intel today introduced the SSD 910 series, which is a PCIe solid state drive designed for server applications for things like cloud computing, virtualization, and online transactions. There are two sizes: 400GB and 800GB. Speeds are extremely fast, as well.
So we get it: it's an SSD with huge storage space. But it's PCIe, so it has to perform well, right? Right. Intel reports sequential read/write of 2/1 GB/s (yes, gigabytes per second). 4K IOPS are up to 180,000 for read and 75,000 for write.
Roger Peene, director of data center SSD marketing for the Intel Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group, said,
"The Intel SSD 910 Series is a complete solution that delivers on all fronts: highperformance, endurance and reliability, making it ideal for replacing I/O-intensive HDDs. As a leader in SSD technology, data center IT professionals can have confidence in a tier-one, easy-to-install SSD solution backed by Intel quality, reliability and technical support.
"Supermicro works closely with leading technology companies so we can offer our customers Data Center Optimized (DCO) server solutions with the highest performance and highest efficiency," said Tau Leng, general manager of High Performance Computing at Super Micro Computer Inc. "With the Intel SSD 910, server systems can achieve higher levels of CPU utilization to take advantage of increased processing power from advanced products like the Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 Series. This is yet another example of working with Intel to test and qualify products, so we can lower our customers' total cost of ownership and reduce their time-to-market."
It's awesome, no doubt, but how much is it? At $1,929 for the 400GB model and $3,859 for the 800GB model, it will run you quite the pretty penny if you want it, but if you have the money laying around this would make an amazing addition to any computer even if it isn't a server. You can read the press release here.