It has been14 years since our first introduction to so many of today’s KIOXIA team and might you believe we could have imagined that we would be seeing SSDs in space back then? You bet we did! Just today, the NG-20 mission rocket took off into space to update the HPE Spaceborne Computer-2 with KIOXIA SSDs on the International Space Station.
The HPE Spaceborne Computer-2 consists of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Edgeline and Proliant servers which will conduct scientific experiments aboard the space station with over 130TB of data storage on KIOXIA SSDs. What is just a bit concerning to me is that I just realized how old I am and how far we have come. One of my first PCs way back in the ’80s was a Hewlett Packard Vectra dual drive that I don’t believe even had a hard drive as swapping disks was the norm back then.
Specifically, this data center is now fitted with KIOXIA RM Series value SAS, PM6 Series enterprise SAS and XG Series NVMe SSDs to to perform various high-performance computing (HPC) workloads in space, including real-time image processing, deep learning, and scientific simulations. “The convergence of memory technology and space exploration are set to take scientific discovery and innovation beyond the confines of Earth,” said Caesar Ichimura, Chief Marketing Officer, KIOXIA Corporation. “KIOXIA is proud to be a part of this mission, taking science and information technology to the next level.”
Congratulations to KIOXIA on such an amazing step forward!!!