Can AI functions be programed into NAND? Just how much computational power can storage have? And, what will it require to protect information when it’s everywhere available throughout gadgets, the edge and the cloud?
These concerns are simply a peek into Dr. Siva Sivaram’s Flash Memory Top (FMS) keynote. As president of innovation and method at Western Digital, next-generation options are Siva’s daily typical. And, his FMS keynote combined 3 of Western Digital’s brightest innovation minds to discuss what’s next.
What’s next is various. There is an influential, fundamental shift occurring with information architecture. The general-purpose processor that has actually been at the center of conventional information architectures can’t maintain. After more than a half-century trajectory of doubling speed and abilities (likewise called Moore’s Law), squeezing more transistors onto small semiconductors has merely end up being too complicated and pricey.
However there’s more to the Moore’s Law story. “There is one location where Moore’s Law lives and kicking … which remains in flash [and storage],” Siva discussed.
Storage is at the heart of this architectural shift. It’s where information lives: in the billions of linked gadgets out there, as a vital part of reasoning at the edge, and the most significant part making it possible for the cloud’s massive facilities. As brand-new architectures increase to record worth from information at every phase, storage has actually ended up being a chauffeur of modification.
So, what will the next years appear like? Enjoy why this is various: