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HPE Persistent Memory for HPE servers with Intel Xeon Scalable processors wows at HPE Discover

HPE and Intel discuss new HPE Persistent Memory at HPE Discover Madrid.

Persistent Memory 11 at Madrid_blog_ .jpgAt HPE Discover 2018 Madrid in November, HPE celebrated a world where everything computes with thousands of technology professionals from around the world. Attendees enjoyed hundreds of technical, business, and training sessions, interviews, demonstrations, and workshops about AI, HPC and Big Data analytics, Hybrid Cloud, the Internet of Things, and dozens of other topics.

One such topic was persistent memory. HPE is a pioneer in the development of persistent memory, introducing the industry’s first complete DDR4 nonvolatile DIMM solution in 2015. HPE is now partnering with Intel to introduce a new persistent memory solution in 2019. On the first day of Discover, HPE kicked off a joint presentation with Intel® to introduce HPE Persistent Memory for HPE servers using Intel Xeon Scalable processors.

The presentation, called Disrupting the Storage/Memory Hierarchy, was given by Tom Lattin, HPE ProLiant and Cloudline Systems Product Management director, and Pawel Skowron, Intel Data Center Group’s Memory and Storage Solutions representative. The presentation highlighted HPE’s contributions as pioneers in the persistent memory category and introduced our relationship as Intel’s lead OEM vendor of Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory.

This initial presentation was just one of many sessions and discussions on HPE Persistent Memory. An HPE representative spent quite a bit of time in the Intel booth, showing a video demonstration of an HPE ProLiant DL560 Gen10 server loaded with a 10 TB database. The system was loaded with 12 TB of HPE Persistent Memory configured as storage to show the benefits of storing on persistent memory instead of on a hard drive. The demonstration illustrated nine queries using a 2017 Microsoft SQL server not optimized for persistent memory versus a 2019 Microsoft SQL server optimized for persistent memory. The return was better on 2019.

HPE also participated in a very popular “meet the experts” session in the Intel booth on the basics of persistent memory. As Discover attendees watched the demo and listened to the sessions, many said they began to recognize that this technology is the next step to providing their mission-critical workloads with more flexibility to configure safely and strategically.

Based on feedback from attendees, HPE and Intel customers seemed eager to understand how they can best leverage the operational agility, faster insights, and business continuity that HPE Persistent Memory will provide.

To watch a recording of the joint HPE/Intel presentation entitled Disrupting the Storage/Memory Hierarchy, visit


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