Samsung and Red Hat team up on next-gen memory software
Samsung Electronics and Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, have entered into a collaboration to develop software technologies for next-generation memory solutions.
The partnership will focus on the development and validation of open source software for existing and emerging memory and storage products, including NVMe SSDs, CXL memory, computational memory/storage (HBM-PIM, Smart SSDs) and fabrics.
The exponential growth of data driven by AI, AR and the fast-approaching metaverse is bringing disruptive changes to memory designs, requiring more sophisticated software technologies that better link with the latest hardware advancements. Which is also the reason for this collaboration.
"Samsung and Red Hat will make a concerted effort to define and standardize memory software solutions that embrace evolving server and memory hardware, while building a more robust memory ecosystem," says Yongcheol Bae, Executive Vice President and Head of the Memory Application Engineering Team at Samsung Electronics, in a press release. "We will invite partners from across the IT industry to join us in expanding the software-hardware memory ecosystem to create greater customer value."
This is the first time Samsung has joined forces with an open source software company. As an extension to this collaboration, Samsung will launch the Samsung Memory Research Cloud (SMRC), where the parties will develop and verify software solutions on diverse server environments.
"In the upcoming data-centric era, the integration of memory-centric hardware and software architectures will become increasingly essential, and for this purpose, Red Hat is happy to participate in the joint undertaking with Samsung," adds Marjet Andriesse, Senior Vice President and Head of Red Hat Asia Pacific.
Serving as an open collaboration hub, the SMRC aims enable customers and partners to evaluate new software products in configuring optimal combinations with memory hardware. Samsung plans to open its SMRC platform in the second half of this year and expects it to act as an ongoing catalyst for innovation in future IT systems.