Samsung Electronics Develops Second-Generation SmartSSD Computational Storage Drive With Upgraded Processing Functionality

Cuts pro짯ces짯sing time by over 50%, ener짯gy con짯sump짯ti짯on by up to 70% and CPU uti짯liza짯ti짯on by up to 97% com짯pared to con짯ven짯tio짯nal SSD drives

Sam짯sung Elec짯tro짯nics, the world lea짯der in advan짯ced memo짯ry tech짯no짯lo짯gy, today announ짯ced that it has suc짯cessful짯ly deve짯lo짯ped a second gene짯ra짯ti짯on of its pio짯nee짯ring SmartSSD.

The new pro짯prie짯ta짯ry com짯pu짯ta짯tio짯nal sto짯rage incor짯po짯ra짯tes data pro짯ces짯sing func짯tion짯a짯li짯ty within a high-per짯for짯mance SSD. Unli짯ke exis짯ting SSDs, Samsung셲 SmartS짯SD can pro짯cess data direct짯ly, ther짯eby mini짯mi짯zing data trans짯fers bet짯ween the CPU, GPU and RAM. This tech짯no짯lo짯gy can avo짯id the bot짯t짯len짯ecks that often occur when moving data bet짯ween sto짯rage devices and CPUs, resul짯ting in mark짯ed짯ly impro짯ved sys짯tem per짯for짯mance and much hig짯her ener짯gy efficiency.

The SmartS짯SD is play짯ing an incre짯asing짯ly important role, espe짯ci짯al짯ly with the growth of next-gene짯ra짯ti짯on tech짯no짯lo짯gies such as AI, machi짯ne lear짯ning and 5G/6G, which requi짯re lar짯ge amounts of data processing.

Lever짯aging soft짯ware and intellec짯tu짯al pro짯per짯ty (IP) deve짯lo짯ped by cus짯to짯mers, along with in-built Arm cores, Samsung셲 second-gene짯ra짯ti짯on SmartS짯SD enables much more effi짯ci짯ent data pro짯ces짯sing. Com짯pared to con짯ven짯tio짯nal data cen짯ter solid-sta짯te dri짯ves, pro짯ces짯sing time for scan-hea짯vy data짯ba짯se queries can be slas짯hed by over 50%, ener짯gy con짯sump짯ti짯on by up to 70% and CPU uti짯liza짯ti짯on by up to 97%.


Sin짯ce its deve짯lo짯p짯ment in 2020 through the joint efforts of Sam짯sung and AMD, the first-gene짯ra짯ti짯on SmartS짯SD is being sup짯pli짯ed to glo짯bal IT com짯pa짯nies inclu짯ding video com짯mu짯ni짯ca짯ti짯ons plat짯form pro짯vi짯ders. The first-gene짯ra짯ti짯on SmartS짯SD was reco짯gni짯zed as an Inno짯va짯ti짯on Awards Hono짯ree at CES 2021 for its out짯stan짯ding per짯for짯mance and ener짯gy efficiency.


Com짯mer짯cia짯liza짯ti짯on of the first-gene짯ra짯ti짯on SmartS짯SD, in col짯la짯bo짯ra짯ti짯on with AMD, estab짯lished that the com짯pu짯ta짯tio짯nal sto짯rage mar짯ket has gre짯at poten짯ti짯al, said Jin-Hyeok Choi, Exe짯cu짯ti짯ve Vice Pre짯si짯dent and Head of Memo짯ry Solu짯ti짯on Pro짯duct & Deve짯lo짯p짯ment at Sam짯sung Elec짯tro짯nics. 쏻ith the upgraded pro짯ces짯sing func짯tion짯a짯li짯ty of the second-gene짯ra짯ti짯on SmartS짯SD, Sam짯sung will be able to easi짯ly address incre짯asing cus짯to짯mer needs in the data짯ba짯se and video trans짯co짯ding sec짯tors, as we expand the boun짯da짯ries of the next-gene짯ra짯ti짯on sto짯rage market.


Powered by Xilinx Ver짯sal꽓 Adap짯ti짯ve SoCs from AMD, second-gene짯ra짯ti짯on Sam짯sung SmartS짯S짯Ds enable impro짯ved CPU effi짯ci짯en짯cy and great짯ly redu짯ced ener짯gy con짯sump짯ti짯on by effi짯ci짯ent짯ly inte짯gra짯ting the com짯pu짯ting and sto짯rage func짯tions in data cen짯ters, said Sina Sol짯ta짯ni, Cor짯po짯ra짯te Vice Pre짯si짯dent of Sales, AECG, Data Cen짯ter and Com짯mu짯ni짯ca짯ti짯on Group at AMD. 쏛s data-inten짯si짯ve appli짯ca짯ti짯ons con짯ti짯nue to grow, second-gene짯ra짯ti짯on Sam짯sung SmartS짯S짯Ds will deli짯ver the supe짯ri짯or per짯for짯mance and effi짯ci짯en짯cy requi짯red for this expan짯ding market.


Sam짯sung Elec짯tro짯nics is lea짯ding efforts to stan짯dar짯di짯ze SmartS짯SD tech짯no짯lo짯gy through clo짯se col짯la짯bo짯ra짯ti짯on with the Sto짯rage Net짯wor짯king Indus짯try Asso짯cia짯ti짯on (SNIA) and with NVM Express, while see짯king to expand the boun짯da짯ries of SmartS짯SD devices through tech짯no짯lo짯gi짯cal vali짯da짯ti짯on for a wide varie짯ty of applications.