Samsung launches 800GB Z-SSD for supercomputing


SZ985 boasts a ultra-low latency of 16 microseconds. Samsung Electronics has launched an 800GB solid state drive, the SZ985 Z-SSD, aimed at supercomputing, the firm announced. The new offering boasts five times less latency than of NVMe SSDs and is aimed at high-speed cache data and log data processing, the company said. The single port, four-lane Z-SSD comes with Z-NAND with 10 times higher cell read performance than 3-bit V-NAND. It has an ultra-low latency controller with 1.5GB LPDDR4 DRAM that allows 1.7 times faster random read performance at 750,000 IOPS and a write latency of 16 microseconds, five times less than NVMe SSD PM963.