Intel Optane – Challenges and Triumphs

At Storage Field Day earlier this year, Intel focused on their intel Optane memory solution and some of the successes and challenges they’ve had in implementing it. This isn’t the first time that delegate Dan Frith has seen Intel present on Optane, and he was refreshed with how direct they were about both the ups and downs of the product. Writing on his blog, Dan says that he enjoyed the presentation tremendously and the customer examples were powerful examples at what intel can do. If you haven’t yet, be sure to watch Intel’s presentations from Storage Field Day to get an idea of where Intel’s Optane has been and where it is going.


Presenters React to the Storage Field Day 21 Experience

Storage Field Day was our first event of 2021, and we think it went swimmingly! After the presentations, we spoke to each of the presenting teams to get their thoughts on their Storage Field Day appearances and we compiled some of their answers into a video.
A big thank you to Hammerspace, Intel, NetApp, Pliops, MinIO, Tintri, and Nasuni for making the event such a success! Check out their thoughts on Storage Field Day on the YouTube video or take a look at the many great presentations on our website.


Voices in Innovation – a Roundtable Discussion on Persistent Memory

Enrico Signoretti, Jason Collier, and Matt Leib join the Voices in Innovation podcast on Gigaom to talk about Tech Field Day Extra at Intel Memory and Storage 2020. On the podcast, they dig into Intel’s presentations and discuss Intel Persistent Memory. Head over to the Gigaom website to check out the podcast, and head to our website to look at Intel’s presentations from the event!


Storage Field Day 21 – Intel

Intel presented at Storage Field Day in January, where Barry Coombs joined us as a delegate. Barry created a doodle covering Intel’s presentation, including notes on Intel Optane Technology and how Intel plans to continue investing, developing, and scaling the Intel Optane business. To see what else Barry included in his doodle covering Intel’s presentation, visit Tech Doodles!


Is Hardware Innovation Accelerating – Hardware vs. Software Innovation (Round 6)

As he looks at the IT Industry, Ray Lucchesi sees something changing. As a delegate at the first ever AI Field Day late last year, he got to see several sponsors present on their latest innovations in the field. In an ongoing segment on his blog, RayOnStorage, Ray looks at the differences between hardware and software innovation. As part of his post, he considers some of the incredible progress being made in hardware like neuromorphic chips, including those that Ray saw BrainChip present on. Ray writes that Intel is also helping to push the hardware innovation forward with their work. Be sure to check out Ray’s full analysis, as well as BrainChip and Intel’s presentations from AI Field Day on our website!


Intel Memory and Storage Moment 2020 – Intel Optane Announcements

Max Mortillaro was a delegate at Intel Memory and Storage Moment 2020 in December and follows the event with an exploration of Intel’s Optane announcements. Max recognizes that 2020 has been a pivotal year for Intel and is excited about Optane/Persistent Memory, as he notes that this technology promises a brave new world 5-10 years from now. To find out what else Max had to say about Intel’s latest announcements at this Tech Field Day Exclusive with Intel Memory and Storage, visit TECHunplugged!


Intel Memory Storage 2020 Briefing

Barry Coombs had the opportunity to attend the Tech Field Day Exclusive with Intel Memory and Storage as a delegate in December and interact directly with the Intel team as they recapped their keynote sessions. In his latest edition of Tech Doodles, Barry highlights the presentations including Intel’s six pillars, utilizing Optane in conjunction with DRAM, and Intel’s DAOS software. If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out our website to watch all the videos from the Tech Field Day Exclusive with Intel Memory and Storage!


Faster, Bigger, Better – Intel Launches New Optane and 3D NAND SSDs

Bart Heungens attended Intel Memory and Storage Moment 2020 and recapped the big announcements made during this event. Bart notes that the most impressive announcement was the Intel Optane SSD P5800X! For more of Bart’s thoughts on Intel’s news and why he is so impressed with P5800X, visit his blog!


Architecting AI Infrastructure

As a delegate at the first ever AI Field Day earlier this year, Gina Rosenthal helped to pioneer Tech Field Day into a new topic area! On 24×7 IT Connection, she writes about several the presenters she saw including BrainChip, Red Hat, Intel, MemVerge, and VAST Data. Gina notes that with the pool of professionals building AI infrastructures growing, there is an increased need for education around architecting those infrastructures. Our thanks to Gina for being on the delegate panel at AI Field Day, we hope you check out her deep dive!


Intel Memory & Storage Moment 2020

It was a pleasure to team up with Intel on the Intel Memory & Storage Moment 2020! At the event, delegate Barry Coombs saw keynotes from the Intel team on a variety of topics including several key product announcements. In his latest version of TechDoodles, Barry artistically recaps day one of IMS20. Check out his doodle and then head over to the Intel website to see the Day 1 keynotes!


Tomversations: Episode 11 – Data Processing Units (DPUs)

In the latest episode of Tomversations, Tom Hollingsworth takes us through the various types of chips that you might find in modern computing, from the workhorse x86 CISC chips favored by Intel to the specific ASICs and FPGAs that help in purpose-built devices. Along the way, Tom helps frame the discussion around DPUS and why they’re not just for networking traffic any more.


Network Field Day 23: Intel’s Performance-Enhancing Ethernet Chip Technologies

At Networking Field Day, delegate Pete Welcher was impressed with Intel’s presentation highlighting the new features in the powerful Intel 800 series Ethernet chips and NIC’s. Pete writes about Intel’s four main presentation topics including ADQ, NVMEoF, DDP, and Barefoot Networks. For the full analysis of Intel’s presentations check out Pete’s post and for the videos of their presentations head over to the Tech Field Day website!


Telemetry Troubles Solved With Intel Ingenuity

Hyperscalers have no way to track telemetry. Or should I say had? Tom Hollingsworth of Gestalt IT investigates Barefoot Networks’ answer to the problem


Storage Field Day and the Direction of Travel

The presenters at Storage Field Day in August had a concrete understanding of what practitioners actually want and need. Or so says Paul Stringfellow, one of our twelve delegates who attended the virtual event. He writes summaries of the great work being done and information presented by Nebulon, Qumulo, Cisco, and Intel, and notes how each sponsor is listening to the needs of IT professionals everywhere. Check out the presentations from each of these companies on the Tech Field Day website!


Network Field Day 23 Overview, or Throw Out Your Net Management Tools, They’re Obsolete!

There is a network management revolution going on, and legacy systems are no longer going to cut it. Airvine, Apstra, Arista, Boradcom, Catchpoint, Cisco, Intel, IP Fabric, Juniper Networks and Path Solutions came together at Network Field Day 23 to showcase how each of their products is making waves in the network management space. Peter Welcher, Network Field Day 23 delegate and tech expert came to the conclusion that it is time to modernize company’s network management tools, or die, based on what he saw at the event.


Intel Optane and the DAOS Storage Engine

There’s no doubt that Intel’s Distributed Asynchronous Object Storage (DAOS) engine is fast, but other than speed what does it have going for it? Storage Field Day delegate Dan Frith digs into Intel’s latest offering and highlights some of the exciting pieces of it including simple scalability and its open source nature. Check out Dan’s analysis of the Intel DAOS offering on his blog and check out the Intel team presenting at Storage Field Day.


106: Greybeards Talk Intel’s New HPC File System With Kelsey Prantis, Senior Software Eng. Manager, Intel

At Storage Field Day, delegate Ray Lucchesi had the opportunity to see Intel present on their new Optane Persistent Memory (PMEM) technology. In the latest episode of his podcast, GreyBeards On Storage, he talks with Intel’s Senior Software Engineering Manager Kelsey Prantis about Intel’s DAOS (Distributed Architecture Object Storage), a new HPC (high performance computing) file system. Ray writes that “DAOS represents the birth of a new generation of HPC storage.” Check out Ray’s GreyBeards On Storage podcast to hear their informative conversation!


Looking Forward to Network Field Day 23

Pete Welcher posted about our September Networking Field Day event over on LinkedIn. He’s looking forward to the event overall, but the highlight of this article are his thoughts about the presenting companies. He mentions Arista, Cisco, Juniper Networks, and Palo Alto, which he calls “four of the top five” networking companies. He’s also keen on seeing Apstra, Broadcom, Catchpoint, Intel, PathSolutions, and VMware, though the latter is not able to present at this event this time.


Intel Regains IO500 HPC Bragging Rights From WekaIO

Chris Mellor saw Intel’s presentations at Storage Field Day and was intrigued by their use of their open source file system DAOS. In Blocks and Files, Chris writes about Intel taking the first and third place slots in the IO500 benchmarks, in part because of their DAOS system. Be sure to check out Chris’s post and Intel’s presentations at Storage Field Day on our website!


Intel Is Still a Formidable Force

Chin-Fah Heoh saw the videos of Intel presenting at Storage Field Day and was impressed with their progression in terms of storage technologies. Chin-Fah writes that their Intel’s Optane technology has been a true game changer. If you haven’t yet, be sure to take a look at Intel’s presentations on their Optane technologies the Tech Field Day website!