Samsung partners with Red Hat to develop next-gen memory-related software

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Samsung and Red Hat announced extensive collaboration on 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; compute memory/storage (HBM-PIM, Smart SSD) and fabrics — in building a broad ecosystem for tightly integrated memory hardware and software.

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 connect to the latest hardware advancements.

“Samsung and Red Hat will make a concerted effort to define and standardize memory software solutions that embrace the evolution of server and memory hardware, while creating a more robust memory ecosystem,” said Yongcheol Bae, vice president Executive and Head of Memory Applications Engineering Team at Samsung Electronics. “We will invite partners from across the IT industry to join us in building the software-hardware memory ecosystem to create greater customer value.”

“In the coming data-centric era, the integration of memory-centric hardware and software architectures will become increasingly critical, and to that end, Red Hat is pleased to participate in the joint venture with Samsung. “, added Marjet Andriesse, Senior Vice President. and head of Red Hat Asia-Pacific.

This new partnership marks the first time Samsung has teamed up with an open source software company to drive IT market engagements. As a continuation of this strategic collaboration, Samsung will launch the Samsung Memory Research Cloud (SMRC), where the two companies will develop and test software solutions on various server environments.

Serving as an open collaboration center, the SMRC will allow customers and partners to evaluate new software products by configuring optimal combinations with memory hardware.

Companies will also participate in open source communities such as the Linux Foundation to ensure that their software technology is fully supported in Red Hat Enterprise Linux and with other open source software stacks.

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 computing systems.

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