Machine Learning Can Extend Life Of Flash Storage, Paper Finds

Industry consultant Tom Coughlin writes in a new paper that machine learning will extend the life cycle of flash memory, which experiences “cell wear” with repeated use. 6 Machine Learning, AI, Analytics Trends To Watch (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Flash memory is being drawn into the mainstream of enterprise storage, but its tendency to deteriorate with use remains an Achilles’ heel. A paper released at the Aug. 9 start of the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, Calif., finds that machine learning can counteract that deterioration and drastically extend its life cycle. The paper was written by Tom Coughlin, president of Coughlin Associates (PDF), a solid state consultant in Atascadero, Calif. He is also general chairman of the summit. The paper was sponsored by NVMdurance, a Limerick, Ireland, firm…


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