The newly introduced 2nd generation Samsung SmartSSD significantly reduces the load on your CPU. Thanks to new technology, data computation is reduced by over 50 percent, while CPU load is reduced by 97 percent compared to traditional SSDs.
Samsung 2nd generation SmartSSD unveiled
Unlike regular SSDs, the 2nd generation Samsung SmartSSD is able to handle data processing internally and directly, minimizing data transfers between the CPU, GPU and RAM.
As such, the technology is said to reduce bottlenecks that often occur when moving large amounts of data between storage solutions and CPUs. Which, according to the manufacturer, results in noticeably better system performance and significantly higher energy efficiency.
“SmartSSD plays an increasingly important role, especially in the growth of next-generation technologies such as AI, machine learning and 5G/6G that require large amounts of data processing,” writes the manufacturer.
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CPU is almost not stressed
Inside the Samsung SmartSSD works a Xilinx Versal Adaptive SoCs from AMD, which takes care of much of the computing work. Thanks to software and “intellectual property (IP)” developed by customers, the 2nd generation SmartSSD performs amazingly in conjunction with the ARM compute cores.
AMD had only made the largest purchase in the company’s history with its acquisition of Xilinx in February 2022. Xilinx is the world’s largest designer of programmable logic chips – called field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
Compared to ordinary data center SSDs, the processing time of demanding database calculations is reduced by over 50 percent. With 70 percent less energy consumption and a reduction in CPU load of up to 97 percent.
Or, in short, the smart SSD storage solution almost completely bypasses processors during processing at a fraction of the power consumption.
“As compute-intensive applications gain traction, Samsung’s 2nd generation SmartSSDs deliver superior performance and efficiency needed for this growing market,” reveals Sina Soltani, corporate vice president of sales, at AMD.
Samsung plans to establish SmartSSD technology as a standard in the future by working closely with the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and with NVM Express.