삼성전자, 데이터센터 전용 고성능 SSD 양산
성능, 전력 효율, 보안 등을 각각 최고 수준의 솔루션으로 제공
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Samsung Electronics mass-produces high-performance SSD for data centers
Provides performance, power efficiency, security, etc. each with the highest level of solution
[Introduction of the case / Reporter Park Yeon-pa] = Samsung Electronics is mass-producing high-performance SSD PM9A3 E1.S for data centers that meet the standards of the OCP (Open Compute Project).
OCP is an organization that sets standards for hardware and software necessary for efficient data center development and operation by global data center related companies.
This product is the industry's first SSD for data centers based on the 6th generation V-NAND, supports OCP's NVMe Cloud SSD standard, and provides the highest level of performance, power efficiency and security, respectively, required by the data center.
In particular, as the power efficiency is at the highest level in the industry, data center operation costs can be reduced, and the carbon reduction effect, which is a hot topic recently, can be expected.
The power efficiency of the PM9A3 E1.S supports 283MB/s per 1 watt (W) based on continuous write performance, which is about 50% higher than the previous generation, the 5th generation V-NAND-based PM983a M.2. If all HDDs (Hard Disk Drives) shipped for servers around the world in 2020 are replaced with PM9A3 E1.S 4TB, the amount of power that can be saved for one year reaches 1484GWh.
This is greater than the amount of electricity consumed for housing in Seoul for a month during the summer, when electricity is used. In August 2020, Seoul's residential power consumption is 1412GWh (Korea Electric Power Corporation's Power Data Open Portal System). The continuous write speed of the PM9A3 E1.S is 3000MB/s, which is about twice as fast as the previous generation, and also increases the random read speed (750K IOPS) and random write speed (160K IOPS) by 40% and 150%, respectively. done.
This product provides not only basic security functions such as user data encryption, but also various security solutions such as anti-rollback and secure boot. Anti-rollback is a function that prevents the download of the firmware of the weaker version of the security, and the'PM9A3 E1.S' saves the history of the firmware found to be a security vulnerability separately and prevents it from being processed normally when the corresponding version is downloaded.
This SSD is basically designed to prevent unauthorized access, but it has further enhanced security by adding a secure boot function.
Secure boot checks the digital signature inside the SSD during the boot process so that booting can only be performed if it is recognized normally.
"The PM9A3 E1.S is an NVMe SSD that implements the industry's highest power efficiency based on the 6th generation V-NAND," said Park Cheol-min, product planning team at Samsung Electronics' memory division. "It will be the best solution for large-scale data center customers." We will cooperate with various participating customers to create SSD standards for data centers.”
NVMe SSD is a PCIe interface-based SSD standard, and is suitable for processing as it can achieve up to 6 times more speed than SATA interface.
“The OCP NVMe Cloud SSD provides a very important clue to solving the recent technical challenges in data centers,” said Ross Stenfort, head of Facebook's OCP SSD. “In particular, this product of Samsung Electronics requires large-scale expansion. It meets the SSD requirements for data center environments.”
Starting with the mass production of the PM9A3 E1.S, Samsung Electronics plans to continue to cooperate with global data center companies to lead the securing and standardization of next-generation technologies to keep pace with the full opening of the 5G era and the transition to a hyper-connected lifestyle.
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