Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 31 May 2018.
I'd complain about it being DC-only rather than available on consumer devices, but it's likely to cost an arm and a leg for the first-gen product and offer no functional benefits without all your software being re-architected - if it even can be, this isn't a magic make-everything-go-faster device - to take advantage of it. This isn't just a transparent cache you can plop into a system like consumer Optane Memory.
If you've time spare today, Intel's running a webinar on making a Linux box understand how to use the new Optane DC Persistent Memory to best effect - could be interesting!
On the developer site linked at the bottom of the article, 0900-1000 PST (which is, what, 5PM today?)
Direct link to the registration page.
I don't have any workloads that would benefit from PM on the CPU, certainly nothing on the desktop beyond "I have my entire system running from DIMMs! Muahahaha!" bragging rights.
I'd love to have a big pile of Optane on a GPU to hold massive point-cloud datasets, but that's kind of a you-need-a-POWER-based-system-with-NVLink-backplane-to-start-with problem (and getting Optane onto an NVLink host device is probably a nonstarter for now).
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