ULLtraDIMM SSD Overview. Rob Callaghan June 9 th, 2014

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1 ULLtraDIMM SSD Overview Rob Callaghan June 9 th, 2014 c 1

2 A Global Leader in Flash Storage Solutions Rankings Trailing 4 Qtr Financials* Global Operations Leading Retail Brand $6.2B $3.6B $0.7B Revenue Net Cash* R&D Investment 5,500 Employees #1 Global Retail Revenue Share SanDisk Client & Retail SSDs Approved Supplier to All Leading PC Manufacturers Qualified at 6 of the Top 7 Server & Storage OEMs All Leading Smartphone & Tablet Manufacturers use SanDisk Enterprise SSDs and Storage Software *Financials as of Q4, 13. Net Cash = [Cash + cash equivalents + short-term & long-term marketable securities] less [debt at maturity value] as of the end of Q4, 13. Headcount as of Jan., 14. NPD Estimate, Nov., 13. Estimates of the memory card & USB markets from NPD (Nov. 13) and GfK Retail and Technology, Sep., 13. 2

3 Enabling Flash Storage from Wafer to Software NAND TECH NAND DIE SCALE ASSY, TEST & CONTROLLER FLASH MGMT PACKAGING SSD SOFTWARE Close to Half of Industry Bit Output Together with manufacturing partner Toshiba Fabs: World class NAND capacity World-Leading Innovator 4,900 + Patents Patents as of Oct., 13; NPD Estimate, Nov., 13. Gartner: NAND Flash Supply & Demand, WW 1Q 12-4Q 14, 3Q 13. Update Dec., 13. 3

4 The Path to Ultra Low Latency & Scalable Performance Latency (µsec) 1 s 10 s 100 s 1000 s SAS/SATA/FC PCIe DDR Flash Storage on the high speed memory bus ,000 1,000,000 IOPS 4

5 Creating a New Storage Interface This is a SATA DIMM This is DRAM with battery backup Flash Flash Flash Flash Flash Flash Flash Flash This is DDR3 directly to flash 5

6 Scalable I/O Performance, Constant Latency (K) IOPS G 1600G 800G 400G Number of ULLtraDIMM TM Devices Latency (us) Demonstrated At Open Compute Summit in January 2014 IBM socket Server Running RHAT 6.3 6

7 The World s First Flash Storage Device on the ory nel ory nel Interface Enterprise Class Reliability, Endurance & Support Cost Effective 7

8 ULLtraDIMM Combines MCS with Storage Guardian Technology Enterprise level endurance with MLC 5 year warranty Enterprise Class Reliability Back up power circuitry Full Data Path Protection 2M hrs MTBF Ultra Low Latency, High Performance 7µs write latency 135K Read IOPS 45K Write IOPS Scalable, Cost Effective Media 200, 400 GB Scalable architecture Latest flash technology (19nm MLC) ory nel Interface DDR3 protocol Configured as block device (through device driver) 8

9 Guardian Technology TM is Key Enabler Base 19nm MLC NAND 0.5 DWPD 0.5 DWPD Deep Flash Characterization Understanding Flash Capability Up to 10 DWPD Aggregated Flash Management Use Each Flash Device to its Full Capability 19nm MLC NAND Advanced Signal Processing Optimizing Flash Settings Over Product Life Endurance enhanced MLC NAND 10 DWPD Value Based High Performance High Endurance Enterprise Class SSD 9

10 ULLtraDIMM Series Usage Model Capacity Form Factor Endurance (Random) MTBF Warranty ULLtraDIMM Ultra low latency + scalable IOPS 200GB 400GB RDIMM 10 DWPD 1.5M Hours 5 years 10

11 Utilizing Existing Server Infrastructure DDR3 Interface & Protocol Scalable I/O & Capacity Example: IBM x3850 X6 server Scalable up to 32 ULLtraDIMM s Up to 12.8TB capacity >4.5M IOPS in a single server 11

12 IBM Redpaper Near Linear Scaling Lower is better 12

13 Software Architecture User space Applications Management Software Kernel space OS Stack Block Layer Hardware BIOS/UEFI MCS Kernel Driver MCS Firmware Flash Controller Firmware Diablo SanDisk OEM 3rd Party 13

14 ULLtraDIMM Population Schema Examples DIMM slots # of UD s # of RDIMMs Core0 Core2 Core4 Core6 CPU0 CPU2 Core0 Core2 Core4 Core6 Core1 Core3 Core5 Core7 Core1 Core3 Core5 Core7 Flash Capacity Core0 Core2 Core4 Core6 Core0 Core2 Core4 Core6 Core1 Core3 Core5 Core7 CPU1 CPU3 Core1 Core3 Core5 Core7 DRAM Capacity Read IOPS Write IOPS GB 352GB 300K 130K TB 320GB 600K 260K TB 256GB 1.2M 520K Operates from 800 1,600 MT/s Supports 1600MT/s Interoperable with standard RDIMM in the same channel Can be populated to support many different performance points Minimum Requirement = 1 RDIMM in the system Recommended population: 1 ULLtraDIMM per channel Matched with 1 RDIMM per channel 14

15 Bus Utilization Q&A Does ULLtraDIMM utilize the memory bus for FTL or other flash management? No, Using its embedded processors, ULLtraDIMM performs all flash management on the device itself and only transfers on DDR3 bus after its internal data processing is complete houg. Analogous to a host bus adapter Does the ULLtraDIMM slow down the memory bus No, but ULLtraDIMM is limited by memory population guidelines (no different than an RDIMM) ory controller will map out a slow device if it does not meet expected performance It is possible but can be mitigated by adding more parallel data processing by adding additional ULLtraDIMMs Can the ULLtraDIMM run slower than optimal under situations where its internal buffer gets saturated? It is possible but can be mitigated by adding more devices for additional parallel processing 15

16 SanDisk BIOS Modification for UlltraDIMM TM Why BIOS modifications are required for UlltraDIMM TM (UD) Need to manage UD differently when detected (i.e. not as a standard DRAM) ory reservation (E820) and type (MTRR) tables need UD awareness Initialization of UD hardware ACPI table updates BIOS modification guide contains following 4 high-level steps MRC changes: disable memory test and interleaving of UD E820 table: UD address space marked as reserved MTRR table: UD address space marked as write-back Training Sequence : SanDisk UD Training to be uploaded into UEFI ACPI table: entries needed to expose UD to the OS device driver 16

17 CPU Utilization SanDisk is in the process of finalizing the CPU usage based on production level hardware and software General guideline is to assign one Hyper thread for Two ULLtraDIMMs (or ~200K to 270K iops max) Core Core Core Core H1 H2 H1 H2 H1 H2 H1 H2 Core Core Core Core H1 H2 H1 H2 H1 H2 H1 H2 17

18 ULLtraDIMM Series Usage Model Capacity Form Factor Endurance (Random) MTBF Warranty ULLtraDIMM Ultra low latency + scalable IOPS 200GB, 400GB RDIMM 10 DWPD 1.5M Hours 5 years Software Drivers Linux RedHat Linux SuSe Microsoft Windows Vmware ESX 6.3 SLES 11 SP1 2008R2 5.1U1 6.4 SLES 11 SP U2 6.5 SLES 11 SP R

19 Benefits to Applications Financial Services Database/Cloud Virtualization Blade Server In ory Compute* Block device Low, predictable latency Fast Interactive Data Analysis Block device/ memory extension* Increase Transactions per Second cached consolidation Block device Increased VMs per Node Faster response times per VM Block device Utilizes empty DIMM slots Enables high density storage blades ory extension Reduce response times for analytics queries * Future roadmap 19

20 Benefits to Applications Latency sensitive Write intensive Read intensive Bandwidth intensive IOPS intensive Good for Ulltradimm OLTP database No SQL database Virtual Desktop High Frequency Trading Web 2.0 Lowest latency SSD solution in the market Near linear Scalability in IOPS and bandwidth with parallel processing architecture 20

21 E-trading Performance Using ULLtraDIMM Use ULLtraDIMM as primary storage for messages and events Architecture Enables: Reduced Transaction Latency Increased Transaction Throughput Lower Transaction Latency Jitter ULLtraDIMM latency approaches RAMDisk performance using low cost 19nm MLC NAND 21

22 Reduced Latency Enables Real-Time Analytics The Application Has Become the Bottleneck in E-Trading 22

23 Example: Blade Servers Requires dedicated blade server slot Decreases server efficiency Custom Form Factor Enables high density, high performance storage Block and memory expansion storage Improves blade server efficiency 23

24 Summary First enterprise-class SSD that utilizes the memory bus ULLtraDIMM takes advantage of the 12GB/s memory bus lanes Lowest latency SSD in the market Parallel architecture allows high IOPS and bandwidth performance 24

25 Thank You! SanDisk is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. ULLtraDIMM is a trademark of SanDisk Enterprise IP LLC. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be the trademarks of their respective holder(s). *1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user capacity less. c 25

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