Intel started showing off persistent memory in 2018, before launching formally in April of 2019. PMem was initially targeted toward high-performance database use cases. Here the massive expansion of memory within a server was beneficial for those workloads, but the persistence was icing on the cake, removing the need to rehydrate a large RAM footprint after a system reboot. PMem has come a long way in a short time, Intel recently launched the second iteration of PMem, the
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