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Slidecast: IBM Packs Flash into DIMM Slots with X6 Server Line

In this slidecast, Kevin Murray from IBM introduces the company’s new X6 line of servers. Able to accommodate solid-state Flash drives in their DIMM memory slots, the new systems are designed to deliver significant improvements in the performance and economics of x86-based systems for analytics and the cloud.

Integrated eXFlash memory-channel storage — an industry first, this DIMM-based storage provides up to 12.8 terabytes of ultrafast flash storage close to the processor, increasing application performance by providing the lowest system write latency available, essential for analytics applications. X6 can provide significantly lower latency for database operations, which can lower licensing costs and reduce storage costs by reducing or eliminating the need for external SAN/NAS storage units.

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