The Kove® engineering team regularly evaluates current and emerging solid state media, such as Flash, Phase Change Memory, and Memristors, among many others.
No one debates that DRAM provides the lowest latency, highest performance media. RAID controllers, Ethernet NICs, spinning disk and Flash devices, all use DRAM buffers. Server main memory uses DRAM because it can satisfy the demanding requirements of the CPUs.
Kove® memory meshes use DRAM for uncompromising performance. Application illustrations include large scale in-memory computing, big data analytics, graphs, in-memory databases, stock exchanges, proprietary trading applications, and transaction processing.
Other technologies optimize for capacity, with resulting performance tradeoffs that make them inapplicable for use as actual computer memory. Consider:
Kove® memory meshes use DRAM.
Unlike spinning disk and Flash, the Kove® XPD® family will not meaningfully degrade performance, whether at 10% occupancy or at 95% occupancy. Short stroking is not necessary. Unlike local memory, Kove® memory meshes scale to the full 64 bit address space, scaling right across box boundaries whenever necessary, linearly scaling performance and capacity.
Specifically, the Kove® XPD® product line provides consistent IOPS for variable I/O patterns, world record-setting bandwidth, and the lowest available real world latency performance.
The Kove® XPD® technology just works, and when performance matters it just works better.