Wednesday, April 14th 2021

KIOXIA PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs Now Qualified for NVIDIA Magnum IO GPUDirect Storage

KIOXIA today announced that its lineup of CM6 Series PCIe 4.0 enterprise NVMe SSDs has been successfully tested and certified to support NVIDIA's Magnum IO GPUDirect Storage. Modern AI and data science applications are synonymous with massive datasets - as are the storage requirements that go along with them. Part of the NVIDIA Magnum IO subsystem designed for GPU-accelerated compute environments, NVIDIA Magnum IO GPUDirect Storage allows the GPU to bypass the CPU and communicate directly with NVMe SSD storage. This improves overall system performance while reducing the impact on host CPU and memory resources. Through rigorous testing conducted by NVIDIA, KIOXIA's CM6 drives have been confirmed to meet the demanding storage requirements of GPU-intensive applications.

Large AI/ML, HPC modeling and data analytics datasets need to be moved and processed in real-time, pushing performance requirements through the roof," said Neville Ichhaporia, vice president, SSD marketing and product management for KIOXIA America, Inc. "By delivering speeds up to 16.0 gigatransfers per second throughput per lane, our CM6 Series SSDs enable NVIDIA's Magnum IO GPUDirect Storage to work with increasingly large and distributed datasets, thereby improving overall application performance and providing a path to scaling dataset sizes even further."
"Customers run modern AI and data applications on NVIDIA-accelerated computing to successfully develop and deploy these advanced workloads," said Rob Davis, vice president of Storage, NVIDIA Networking. "With NVIDIA Magnum IO GPU Direct storage, KIOXIA's CM6 Series offers customers a fully tested storage solution that they can trust."

As the inventor of NAND flash and the first company to publicly demonstrate PCIe 4.0 SSDs, KIOXIA has established itself as a leader in developing PCIe and NVMe SSDs. Dual-ported for high-availability, KIOXIA's CM6 Series of SSDs are PCIe 4.0 and NVMe 1.4-compliant and feature a 2.5-inch 15 mm Z-height (U.2) form factor. Available in capacities up to 30.72 terabytes (TB), CM6 drives deliver throughput performance of up to 6.9 GB/s and up to 1.4M IOPS (input/output operations per second).
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