What is Intel Cache Acceleration Software - Workstation (Intel CAS-W)?
Intel Cache Acceleration Software-Workstation (Intel CAS-W) is the first enterprise-grade caching acceleration software application targeted for workstations. Intel CAS-W, designed for workstation professionals who work with large data files, provides solid state device (SSD) like performance at a fraction of the cost, and is offered exclusively on the latest Dell Precision tower and rack workstations- T3610, T5610, T7610, R7610.**
How does Intel CAS-W work?
The challenge today with current caching solutions is that all data is treated the same. Intel CAS-W solves this with a unique data caching policy that allows the user to effectively select which data type needs to be accelerated,providing better control and performance optimization. This "hot data" is placed on an SSD cache, fully utilizing its capacity, thus reducing the storage system latency and significantly improving performance. The remaining less active data, referred to as cold data, can be stored on a lower performance medium such as hard drives with spinning disks. Intel CAS-W also provides reliable and consistent data acceleration regardless of the current workload of the system, and enables system memory caching, referred to as buffered cache, which pushes performance to the edge. All of these features optimize workstation resources, while the application is running in the background without any migration of data or imaging of the system.