Samsung and Red Hat team up on next-gen memory software

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The partnership will focus on the development and validation of open source software for existing and emerging memory and storage products, including NVMe SSDs, CXL memory, compute memory/storage (HBM-PIM, Smart SSD ) and fabrics.

The exponential growth of data driven by AI, AR, and the fast approaching metaverse is bringing disruptive changes to memory designs, requiring more sophisticated software technologies that better connect to the latest hardware advancements. This is also the reason for this collaboration.

“Samsung and Red Hat will make a concerted effort to define and standardize memory software solutions that encompass the evolution of server and memory hardware, while creating a more robust memory ecosystem,” said Yongcheol Bae, vice president executive and head of the memory applications engineering team at Samsung Electronics, in a press release. “We will invite partners from across the computing industry to join us in developing the software-hardware memory ecosystem to create greater customer value.”

This is the first time that Samsung has partnered with an open source software company. As a continuation of this collaboration, Samsung will launch the Samsung Memory Research Cloud (SMRC), where the parties will develop and verify software solutions on various server environments.

“In the coming data-centric era, the integration of memory-centric hardware and software architectures will become increasingly critical, and to that end, Red Hat is pleased to participate in the joint venture with Samsung. added Marjet Andriesse, Senior Vice President and Head of Red Hat Asia Pacific.

Serving as an open collaboration hub, the SMRC aims to enable customers and partners to evaluate new software products by configuring optimal combinations with memory hardware. Samsung plans to open its SMRC platform in the second half of this year and expects it to act as an ongoing catalyst for innovation in future computing systems.

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