n o i s e f l e ur wrote:Well, they call it Optane Memory because it's a nominally transparent caching layer in the hierarchy, not just an SSD utilising Optane hardware - so it's a specific featureset with attendant branding.
Still storage though unlike the Optane DIMMs which are memory.
Correct. But if the semantics (or pedantics!) bother you, take it up with Intels marketing division. :D
I'm simply pointing out to the OP that Persistent Memory support in Pro for Workstations pertains to NVDIMM-N support, which is separate from Optane, or storage acceleration subsystems or SSDs.