Intel® Memory Drive Technology is a revolutionary software that extends system memory transparently. Combined with an Intel® Optane™ Solid State Drive (SSD), Intel® Memory Drive Technology transparently integrates the SSD into the memory subsystem and makes it appear like DRAM to the OS and applications. Intel® Memory Drive Technology increases memory capacity beyond DRAM limitations and delivers DRAM-like performance in a completely transparent manner to the operating system and application. In addition, no changes are required to the OS or applications.
The combination of cost-efficiency and increased capacity means enterprises can break through today’s memory limits, enabling new possibilities—like accessing higher-capacity, in-memory datasets to deliver better, faster analytics insight. As an example, cloud providers can reduce capital cost for memory when enabled to oversubscribe workloads with greater overall capacity. Or, high-performance computing centers can increase large memory datasets to improve research and scientific results, and test new simulations quickly and cost-efficiently.
Deliver more aﬀordable memory pools by displacing a portion of DRAM. By pairing the DRAM with the high-performing non-volatile memory of the Intel® Optane™ SSD, data centers can more cost-eﬀectively execute workloads that require high-end memory configurations with much lower DRAM capacity installed, saving on both Capex, and Opex costs.
Grow your memory footprint beyond the DRAM capacity. Together, the DRAM and the Intel® Optane™ SSD emulate a single volatile memory pool. Intel® Memory Drive Technology intelligently determines where data should be located in the pool to maximize performance, enabling servers to deliver performance across many workloads—even when DRAM is only supplying one-third to one-tenth of the memory pool capacity.