Optane Memory

Pete Wright pete at nomadlogic.org
Tue Jun 9 19:42:05 UTC 2020

On 6/9/20 11:39 AM, Donald Wilde wrote:
> On 6/8/20, Jerry <jerry at seibercom.net> wrote:
>> I am seriously thinking about purchasing another PC to play around
>> with. My question is does FreeBSD support Intel's Optane Memory? It
>> seems like it needs an Intel driver to work, or at least it does on a
>> Window's machine. I have only been looking into the potential speed
>> increases and not all of the other technical details.
>> I already purchased one PC recently that FreeBSD 12.x will not work on,
>> <https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=237666>, and I don't
>> want to be bit in the ass a second time.
> I'd like to know this too. In-memory-space Optane should only be a
> matter of supportin gthe timings of Optane and its write cycle, which
> is much like FLASH. Another question would be about Optane-based
> accelerator/caching boards that Intel has been selling.
> I haven't worked for Intel for several years now, so I do not know if
> these are still current products but it seems so from a cursory
> search. The caching products alone should really speed up web and
> network servers, so IMHO this is a must-have for FreeBSD.
I haven't had a chance to touch these boards yet physically but IIRC 
they get presented to the linux kernel as a nvme device.  so there is a 
chance it may work already?  i'd be interested to see if anyone else has 
had a chance to play with one of these.


Pete Wright
pete at nomadlogic.org

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