Why Storage Matters for AI – Solidigm

During AI Field Day 4, Solidigm, alongside partner Supermicro, spotlighted the pivotal role of storage in AI, as discussed by Gina Rosenthal. Ace Stryker of Solidigm emphasized the need to shift from HDDs to solid-state drives, aligning with the trends of chip spending growth and the demand for higher storage in AI servers. Supermicro’s Wendell Wenjen and Paul McLeod further discussed the integration with WEKA and the importance of storage in AIOps, indicating that a substantial portion of Supermicro’s revenue is derived from AI-related ventures.

Composing a Harmonized Infrastructure With Solidigm and Supermicro

As data center workloads become more intensive, storage struggles to keep pace with CPU and memory in terms of speed and density increases. Composable infrastructure, like that offered by Solidigm, serves as an answer by presenting resources as and when they are needed, specifically the D5-P5430 Solidigm data center SSD. It’s a storage device that communicates via NVMe over PCIe gen 4.0 and is available in a U.2, E1.S, and E3.S form factor, with Solidigm using Enterprise Datacenter Standard Form Factor (EDSFF), a design that provides better density options than standard drive form factors while also being front-loading and hot-pluggable. This sponsored article by Andy Banta looks deeper at the Solidigm P5430 SSD family.

Solidigm and Supermicro Help Organizations Achieve Three Goals of Infrastructure Sustainability

Solidigm and Supermicro have collaborated on E3.S EDSFF SSDs to provide high-density NVMe QLC SSDs. Solidigm’s D5-P5430, which uses E3.S, EDSFF, and U.2 form factors, provides up to 30.72 TB per single SSD. The collaboration helps enterprises like hyperscalers and xSPs that need capacity-oriented storage to achieve three sustainability objectives, which include scaling storage density and reducing energy consumption. This sponsored article by Max Mortillaro explores the use case for the new P5430 SSD family.