I've been searching the site and chatting with support about this but I'd also like any ideas from the community. Basically I'm building a couple of NUC8i5BEHs and Intel Optane Memory looks like it might have potential on these machiines. I've never used it before.
The OS will be Linux. On the Intel website there's plenty of instruction about installing Optane for Windows, but the Linux info is very confusing. Here I learn Optane is compatible with the NUC8i5BEH but no mention of the OS. On this page I find there is an OS independent file RST-F6flpy***zip listed, implying Optane may work with a Linux system. Other documentation suggests it doesn't.
The words "supported" and "verified" get used a lot, but in this case I'm not interested in them. On the other hand, I'd be very interested in anyone's real experience who has got Intel Optane Memory to work on a Linux system and how they did it.
Is the goal to use the Optane as an NVME SSD, or to install Linux on RST/RAID using Optane + disk? These scenarios are different.
Here is a posting from Ubuntu on the topic of using RST: https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/ubuntu-installation-on-computers-with-intel-r-rst-enabled/15347
And here is a posting on using Optane as a cache outside of RST (non-RAID AHCI setting in BIOS): https://codenotary.com/blog/ubuntu-how-to-use-intel-optane-memory-for-ssd-caching/
I haven't tried either of these approaches but was researching the same topic last week.