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Samsung and Red Hat collaborate on memory software solutions, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Marjet Andriesse, senior vice president and head of Red Hat Asia Pacific; and Yongcheol Bae, executive vice president and head of the memory applications engineering team at Samsung Electronics. (from left to right)

NEW DELHI: South Korea’s Samsung Electronics announced on Wednesday that it is collaborating with Red Hat, an open-source solutions provider, 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; computer memory/storage (HBM-PIM, smart SSDs) and fabrics,” Samsung said, adding that the companies aim to create an ecosystem of “tightly integrated” memory hardware and software.

The exponential of data driven by artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and the rapidly 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.

The announcement of the partnership comes a day after the Samsung Group announced that it would invest $356 billion over the next five years in strategic sectors such as semiconductors, biopharmaceuticals and other new technologies. generation to accelerate growth.

The major South Korean conglomerate said on Tuesday that investments through 2026 should help Samsung drive long-term growth in strategic areas such as the chip sector, while promising aggressive investments in the biopharmaceutical sector to make it as successful as its chip business.

“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. Following this strategic collaboration, Samsung announced that it will also launch the “Samsung Memory Research Cloud (SMRC)”, where the two companies will develop and verify software solutions on various server environments. The platform is expected to open in the second half of 2022, according to an official statement.

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, the release adds.