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FMS 2014 - Viking Technology demos the ArxCis-NV NVDIMM technology

Viking Technology explains the ArxCis-NV architecture.

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Published Tue, Aug 12 2014 12:29 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:15 PM CST

Flash Memory Summit 2014 - NVDIMM was a hot topic at the Flash Memory Summit, and Viking Technology is leading the way in the NVDIMM space with their ArxCis-NV solution. NVDIMM allows the use of DRAM memory as a persistent memory. In the event of a power loss the NVDIMM flushes data from the DRAM down to NAND that is embedded on the device. This allows users to leverage the ultra-fast speed of DDR3 (and DDR4 in future versions) as a block storage device, yet still recover from any power loss event with the data intact.

FMS 2014 - Viking Technology demos the ArxCis-NV NVDIMM technology | TweakTown.com

Users can also leverage the ArxCis-NV as a memory space with their software applications. One of the advantages of using an NVDIMM from Viking is that it can be integrated into industry standard x86 servers via the DDR sockets. The ArxCis-NV is a DDR3 240-pin JEDEX pin compatible ECC registered DIMM with an integrated SSD for data backup. The speed of the device far outstrips any 12Gb/s or 6GB/s products, even when they are aggregated behind a RAID controller or HBA.

The ArxCix-NV can be used for the most bleeding-edge applications, such as a write cache or buffer, and also boosting metadata performance. We have a device in the lab now, and look to these pages soon for a performance breakdown!

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