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Storage technology insights zone

Read these blogs to get the latest data center storage insights from Micron’s storage technical experts.



Storage technical resources zone

Whether you build on leading-edge open-source or industry titan software, these technical briefs, white papers and more are sorted by workload type to help get you production-ready in a flash.


Storage technology insights zone

Blogs with insights direct from Micron’s data center storage technical experts.

Micron 9400 NVMe SSDs Explore Big Accelerator Memory Using NVIDIA Technology

Dataset training sizes continue to grow and larger models may not fit into system memory. In this situation, data loaders need to access models located on flash storage. One such method is a memory mapped file stored on SSDs. This is where Big accelerator Memory (BaM)* and the GPU-Initiated Direct Storage (GIDS)* data loader come in.
Micron, NVIDIA, and AI Results >

WEKA storage with the Micron 6500 ION SSD supports 256 AI accelerators

Most AI training data lives on shared storage. This blog describes the amazing results observed when we tested 30TB Micron 6500 ION NVMe SSDs in a WEKA storage cluster using the MLPerf Storage benchmark in an AI workload.
SC'23 Amazing AI Scaling: Weka + Micron 6500 ION >
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FMS ’23: ATS/ATC support for Performance SSDs

Address Translation Service (ATS) and Address Translation Cache (ATC) are well-understood system concepts, but their usage in NVMe storage is still novel. This blog discusses some strategies Micron has developed to scope the use of ATS/ATC in our high performance NVMe SSDs.
See how ATS/ATC supports SSD performance >
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Scanning the horizon for the peak of AI performance

What happens when Artificial Intelligence (AI) experts combine innovative software-defined storage (SDS) with high performance NVMe SSDs? Good things. Fast and scalable things.
Scanning AI performance peak >
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Micron 7500: Mainstream NVMe for the real world

The Micron 7500 NVMe™ SSD has low and consistent latency, which enables rapid, reliable responsiveness for demanding data center workloads. This blog discusses performance and latency for the Micron 7500 across a range of mixed read/write workloads and block sizes, demonstrating its best-in-class QoS versus competitive SSDs.
Micron 7500 SSD mixed workload QoS and performance >
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Real life workloads allow more efficient data granularity and enable very large SSD capacities

Growing SSD capacity and increased power consumption require a more modern data map granularity. In the past the industry was hesitant to make any changes that would negatively impact SSD life. Recent and focused data from real applications shows that this may not be the case and that there is a path towards a more efficient mapping.
Understanding large indirection units for high-capacity SSDs >
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The Micron 9400 NVMe SSD is the top PCIe Gen4 SSD for AI storage

Characterizing the storage workload for AI Training systems faces two unique challenges that the MLPerf Storage Benchmark Suite aims to address: the cost of AI accelerators and the small size of available datasets. This blog shows how the MLPerf Storage benchmark addresses both.
MLPerf storage benchmark on Micron 9400 NVMe >
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Storage for AI training: MLPerf Storage on the Micron® 9400 NVMe™ SSD

MLPerf Storage tool is extremely helpful in benchmarking storage for various models by reproducing realistic AI workloads. Read this blog to read up on how Micron is testing using MLPerf to test storage for AI workloads
Benchmarking AI storage with MLPerf >

Storage technical resource zone

Micron brings decades of experience in solution design and workload collaboration with industry software leaders. Whether you build on leading-edge open-source or industry titan software, these resources get you production-ready in a flash.

Technical assets by workload

Technical briefs, white papers and more give you a lab-proven starting point for your next project.
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Micron’s industry-leading memory and storage technologies enable the latest generation of faster, intelligent global infrastructures that make artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and generative AI possible. As AI data use continues to explode storage becomes more central to system performance. Learn how the Micron 9400 and NVIDIA GDS work together to improve performance to enhance the efficiency and responsiveness of your GPU deployments.

Also learn how Micron makes AI possible with technology that’s powering a new generation of faster, more intelligent global infrastructures.

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SQL Server workloads call for storage with fast input/output (I/O) performance, speedy throughput and high endurance to manage the demands of today’s modern applications. Micron’s portfolio of SSDs enable efficient, optimized analytics platforms. 

We tested a wide variety of SQL Server configurations and built a guide to optimize Microsoft SQL Server analytics workloads with Micron SSDs, DRAM and software configurations to maximize your return on investment (ROI).

Also, read how the Micron 6500 ION and XTR SSDs optimize SQL Server analytics workloads with unbeatable value and performance.
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NoSQL workloads such as social media platforms, content management systems and real-time analytics demand storage that is scalable, high performing and reliable.

We conducted tests on a variety of NoSQL analytics workloads and compared them to competing solutions. Micron SSDs demonstrated superior performance, including:

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Ceph is a scalable, simple, open-source storage software package for modern data-centric applications such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics and emerging cloud solutions.

Read how Micron combines Ceph’s software-defined storage innovation with Micron’s advanced technology. Our testing found the Micron 6500 ION SSD provides a true alternative to HDDs for Ceph deployments. We also found that erasure coding paired with Micron 7450 SSDs offers impressive performance and low cost to improve TCO on your next Ceph deployment.
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Micron and WEKA bring the performance of Micron NVMe™ SSDs together with WekaFS™ to energize your data-intensive applications. We have written this technical brief to help you understand which Micron NVMe SSD and server configuration is the right choice for your deployment.

Also read this blog to find out more about the benefits for your business in working with Micron, WEKA, AMD and Supermicro.
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VMware® provides a set of server design recommendations for VMware® vSAN ReadyNode™ configurations. These all-flash VMware vSAN platform designs provide predictable high performance that’s easy to deploy and manage.

Micron data center SSDs offer ReadyNode-certified storage options that enable state-of-the-art data center efficiencies for VMware vSAN solutions. Also read how Micron SSDs improve storage performance with Lenovo® ThinkAgile™ VX VX Series Servers using VMware vSAN ESA.
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RocksDB is a high-performance embedded database key-value store, optimized for multiple CPU cores and for efficient use of fast storage like Micron NVMe SSDs for I/O-bound workloads. Read below how Micron data center SSDs outperform leading competitors in RocksDB performance.

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In a cloud multi-tenant architecture, a tenant that monopolizes shared resources like storage, network or compute is called a “noisy neighbor.”

Read how the Micron 9400 SSD is the best performance SSD for noisy neighbor environments, so workloads perform their best no matter the neighborhood

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