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ISS Gets SSD Upgrade


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The International Space Station (right) and solid-state drives.

As space exploration continues to advance, it becomes increasingly more necessary to have reliable, quicker on-site computers and storage.

Credit: Kioxia

Hewlett Packard's HPE Edgeline EL4000 and the HPE DL360 Gen10 server, used on the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the Spaceborne Computer-2 (SBC-2) program, have been upgraded with Kioxia's M.2 and SAS SSDs.

The SBC-2 computer, which allows astronauts to perform on-board data processing rather than sending raw data to Earth for analysis, is used for health, image processing, natural disaster recovery, 3D printing, 5G, AI, and other applications.

The computer is the first in-space commercial edge computing and AI-enabled system to be used on the ISS.

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