Expansion of System Memory using Intel Memory Drive Technology

Intel Memory Drive Technology (IMDT) is a software-defined memory (SDM) product that allows for the expansion of system memory beyond DRAM by defining some of the PCIe-based Intel Optane SSD capacity as memory, instead of as storage. It executes directly on the hardware and below the operating system, and allows for system memory to be assembled from DRAM and the PCIe-based Intel Optane SSD. It leverages economic benefit of SSDs, and operates transparently as volatile system memory.