back to article Guess who: Storage chip maker [blank] can't wait for all-storage-chip data centers

Intel is pushing the idea of an all-flash data center so it can make up for slowing processor revenue growth by selling 3D NAND and XPoint chips and SSDs. Here is a re-envisaged copy of a slide Jerry Xu, Intel's general manager for NVM (non-volatile memory) solutions in China, showed at the Huawei Storage Summit in Shenzhen, …

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    1. Steven Jones

      The only reason

      "One of the main reasons for not having an all flash datacentre is cost."

      The ONLY reason for for not having an all flash datacentre is cost. In every other area (environmental, performance, reliability, power consumption) flash wins out. Indeed, factor in the reduced power consumption/heat generation and the cost gap narrows, at least for anything like an enterprise drive.

  2. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

    So Tape

    as a backup medium dies AGAIN?

    1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

      Yeah, that tweaked my funny bone as well.

      This presentation was undoubtedly for the Fortune 1000 crowd who are looking at what their privacy-slurping datacenters will be in ten years.

      For the rest of the business world, tape storage is cheap, reliable and doesn't cost an arm and a leg to put in place.

  3. Your alien overlord - fear me

    1st slide, PCIe x4 is 100 microseconds. 2nd slide PCIe x4 is now 10 microseconds whereas PCIe x2 is now down to 100 microseconds. Huh? Someone cooking the figures? If so I suggest Intel don't hire VW staff for things like this.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Remember you are looking at latencies and apparently XPoint has far less latency. I want to get pricing but might as well wait two generations as enterprise demand prices me right out of the market.

    2. greatwhite1x

      The link isn't the source of the latency, the media is. Hence the lower latency when the media changes on the same link type in the 2nd slide.

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