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RShei
Beginner
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Optane and CAS

I remember reading somewhere that the one can use Intel CAS (Cache Acceleration Software) free, if paired with an Intel SSD.

Is this option valid for Optane?

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AlHill
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I cannot answer your question, but here is information on CAS.

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/software/intel-cache-acceleration-software-performance.html Intel® Cache Acceleration Software (Intel® CAS)

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/software/cas-animation.html Intel® Cache Acceleration Software Explained Simply

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idata
Community Manager
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Hello Roman.Shein,

 

 

Thanks for posting in our communities.

 

 

You may use the entry version of https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000018812/memory-and-storage/ssd-software.h... Intel® Cache Acceleration Software (Intel CAS) if you have an Intel SSD. However, this doesn't include the Intel® Optane™ Memory.

 

 

It is also important to notice that contrary to the enterprise version Intel CAS, the free version doesn't have a dedicated support.

 

 

Best regards,

 

Eugenio F.
RShei
Beginner
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That is the shame that Optane is not supported. Intel position Optane exactly as a cache device, yet it is still not supported by CAS!

idata
Community Manager
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Hello Roman.Shein,

Thanks for your reply.

Intel Optane Memory has its own software for system acceleration on supported platforms. You can lean more about it here:

- https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000024018/memory-and-storage/intel-optane-m... Frequently Asked Questions for Intel® Optane™ Memory

Please notice that the memory module will be recognized as a regular PCIe NVMe drive and you may use it as standalone SSD. However, we don't support this configuration.

Best regards,

 

Eugenio F.
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