January 11, 2016 Mark Funk
In the previous article on Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s future system, called The Machine, we talked about the organization of its basic building block, a node of compute and storage as seen again below. Each node had processors, volatile memory, non-volatile memory, and both direct memory linkage and traditional communications interconnects. Both types of memory are byte addressable from the processor’s point of view, which is very handy.
We also observed that, if they were equal in speed, the inclusion of both volatile and non-volatile memory would seem redundant. If accessed with the same speed, does it really matter for data …Read more