Chip Shot: New Intel Cache Acceleration Software and SSDs Bring New Life to HDD-based Server Storage

Today Intel announced its Intel® Cache Acceleration Software for Linux* (with Windows version already available) that provides a multi-level cache and utilizes both Intel SSDs as well as DRAM to improve the I/O performance throughput of existing HDD based storage by up to 50 times. This will enable solid-state drive level of speed for read intensive workloads without migration costs in use cases including database, virtualization, cloud and big data. The solution can be easily integrated in any existing storage server infrastructure to take full advantage of the caching technology.