A whole new breed of SSDs is about to break through

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) has released the first edition of a new set of standards designed to pave the way for a new breed of storage products: CSxes.

Short for computational storage devices, CSxes are different from normal SSDs or hard disks in that they handle data processing on board, minimizing bottlenecks caused by the need to pass data between storage and the CPU, GPU, and RAM.