A Prompt Report on the Performance of Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Module

Takahiro HIROFUCHI  Ryousei TAKANO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E103-D   No.5   pp.1168-1172
Publication Date: 2020/05/01
Publicized: 2020/02/25
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2019EDL8141
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Computer System
non-volatile memory,  NVM,  Optane DC PM,  DCPMM,  

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In this prompt report, we present the basic performance evaluation of Intel Optane Data Center Persistent Memory Module (Optane DCPMM), which is the first commercially-available, byte-addressable non-volatile memory modules released in April 2019. Since at the moment of writing only a few reports on its performance were published, this letter is intended to complement other performance studies. Through experiments using our own measurement tools, we obtained that the latency of random read-only access was approximately 374 ns. That of random writeback-involving access was 391 ns. The bandwidths of read-only and writeback-involving access for interleaved memory modules were approximately 38 GB/s and 3 GB/s, respectively.