Whomp. Intel's promised fatter Optane drive arrives
Offers advice on getting better Optane benchmark boosts
The 750GB version of Intel's Optane P4800X product is becoming available this month, doubling the current 375GB capacity.
There are two form factors for the 750gig product: the current half-height, half-length add-in card (AIC) and a hot-swappable 2.5-inch U.2 drive.
Intel has also posted four blogs discussing Optane performance:
- Optimising hardware for Optane SSD benchmarking,
- Tuning the performance of Optane SSDs on Linux,
- Configuring VMware ESXi for Optimized Benchmarking of Optane SSDs, and
- Benchmark Considerations on Windows OS.
These blogs provide tuning suggestions to get the most out of Optane drives in benchmarking environments.
The last one says: "Most benchmarks tests use very high queue depth to achieve results, however, this is not how real workloads behave. They are normally random in nature with low queue depth.... Intel Optane storage devices can achieve latencies in the microseconds range, so it is very important to tune the system to achieve the best possible result." ?