Samsung and Xilinx have joined forces to create the first Samsung SmartSSD Computational Storage Drive (CSD).
Samsung developed an ‘adaptive’ SSD for computational storage using an FPGA from Xilinx. The SmartSSD CSD can be used to create a variety of scalable accelerators that solve a wide range of problems in data centers. What does this mean? Data processing for functions such as encoding, database management, searching or video transcoding can be accelerated with speeds up to 10 times faster The platform is designed to allow easy creation of custom applications taking advantage of Vitis unified software and accelerated libraries. It is said that there is up to 60% less cost in video transcoding thanks to these units.
The SmartSSD CSD is a solid-state memory with physical storage capacities of up to 4 TB, it can even go up to 12 TB or more when using transparent compression.
Inside the unit is the Xilinx Kintex UltraScale + FPGA chip , which provides more than one million system logic cells and approximately 2,000 DSPs and 330 LUTs. The consumption of the unit is 25 W.
CSD SmartSSDs are now available for pre-sale and will begin shipping to buyers in January through Xilinx and its authorized resellers. You can see more information on the official Xilinx page.