Intel Optane DC Persistent MemoryArticle
A New Class of Memory Technology
Lenovo and Intel have a robust history of innovation forged through a partnership that goes back 25 years. Together we have tackled the world's most demanding IT challenges.
Intel's latest breakthrough reengineers the storage/memory hierarchy for even greater productivity. Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory is now available. This technology is a significant advancement for the Intel Xeon® Scalable Platform and is included with the second-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors included in Lenovo ThinkSystem servers.
Intel Optane DC persistent memory represents a new class of memory and storage technology explicitly architected for data center usage. It offers three main benefits:
- Significantly lower latency than fetching data from system storage
- High capacities
- Affordable cost
Using Lenovo ThinkSystem servers running applications that are tuned for Intel Optane DC Persistent memory will result in lower data latency compared to solid-state drive technology. When data is stored closer to the processor on nonvolatile media, applications can see significant overall improvement in performance.
Lenovo supports Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory in the recent refreshes of our high-performance ThinkSystem servers where customers are most likely to implement solutions with this new offering. This includes our 8-socket, 4-socket, and many of our 2-socket servers.
Lenovo supports Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory in key ThinkSystem servers where customers are most likely to implement solutions with this new offering. Support is with servers that have second-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. The following table lists support.
|Servers with second-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors||Support for Optane DC Persistent Memory|
|4-Socket and 8-Socket High Performance Servers|
|2-Socket GPU Rich Server|
|ThinkSystem SR670||No current plans to support|
|ThinkSystem SD650 Direct Water Cooled||Supported|
|2-Socket Mainstream Servers|
|2-Socket Value Servers|
|ThinkSystem SR550||No current plans to support|
|ThinkSystem SR530||No current plans to support|
|2-Socket Tower Server|
|ThinkSystem ST550||No current plans to support|
|ThinkSystem SR250||No current plans to support|
|ThinkSystem SR150||No current plans to support|
|ThinkSystem ST250||No current plans to support|
|ThinkSystem ST50||No current plans to support|
For more information
For more information, see these resources:
- Lenovo Press product guide on Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory
- Lenovo Press video walkthrough
- Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory
- Intel Optane Technology web page:
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