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Would Optane 900p work well as a swap drive in Ubuntu?

CBish
Beginner
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For some of my scientific calculations I could use up to 1 TB of memory if it was available. I was thinking that with the low latency of the Optane drives that these could work well as a swap drive, but I code in Ubuntu. Would this actually work as simply as adding it as swap space like I would any other HDD/SSD? Would it still have the same low latency?

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idata
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Hello cbishop,

 

 

We would like to let you know that the U.2 version of the Intel® SSD 900p supports hotplug so you can easily swap drives within a server.

 

 

Please let us know if you have any other question.

 

 

Regards,

 

Nestor C
idata
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Hello cbishop,

 

 

We would like to know if you have any other question or if our previous post helped you. We'll be waiting for your response.

 

 

Regards,

 

Nestor C
CBish
Beginner
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The current answer isn't exactly what I was looking for. I understand that there is extra software for windows, so I wanted to know if this drive would work as a regular ssd in linux .i.e show up as a regular mountable drive. My goal would be to set it as the swap area in linux, since I have applications that require 400+ GB of memory, but not enough ram.

idata
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Hi cbishop,

 

 

About if the drive works as a regular SSD in Linux*, we can let you know that we have tested it with RHEL 7.2 and Ubuntu 15.04. As long as the operating system comes with the inbox NVMe* driver, you should be able to use it normally.

 

 

Regards,

 

Nestor C
idata
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Hello cbishop,

 

 

We haven't heard from you in a while. Please let us know if our previous reply was helpful or if there's anything else we can do for you.

 

 

Best regards,

 

Eugenio F.
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