SMART Modular to Highlight Benefits of Persistent Memory use in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Systems at SC19

by donpedro

SMART Modular Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of SMART Global Holdings, Inc., and a leader in specialty memory, storage and hybrid solutions including memory modules, Flash memory cards and other solid state storage products.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) applications are being developed for the enterprise and consumer markets at an exponential rate, but few developers are aware that persistent memory can play a critical role in optimizing access to large data sets.

AI and ML technologies create highly demanding IO (input and output) and computational performance for GPU accelerated Extract, Transform, Load (ETL). The key challenge developers must overcome is to reduce the overall time to discovery and insight within data-intensive applications. Varying IO and computational performance is driven by bandwidth and latency. Therefore, the high-performance data analytics needed by AI and ML applications can be addressed by persistent memory solutions that offer the highest bandwidth and lowest latency.

Non-Volatile Dual-Inline Memory Modules (NVDIMMs) are an ideal solution for AI and ML storage servers. Data intensive ETL and checkpointing workloads can use the persistent memory region within main memory (the NVDIMM) to operate at DRAM latencies (<100ns) and DRAM bandwidth (25.6GB/s), to increase efficiency and eliminate performance bottlenecks within AI and ML applications.

When: November 18-21, 2019

Where: SC19 (SuperComputing 2019), Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO. SMART is located within the Penguin Computing booth #1343.

SMART will showcase its DDR4 NVDIMM solutions along with its entire line of specialty memory products for AI and ML applications.

To learn more about SMART’s persistent memory solutions, please visit

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