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Intel® Cache Acceleration Software (Intel® CAS) for Windows
Intel® Cache Acceleration Software (Intel® CAS), combined with high-performance Solid State Drives (SSDs), increases data center performance via intelligent caching rather than extreme spending. Intel® CAS interoperates with server memory to create a multilevel cache that optimizes the use of system memory and automatically determines the best cache level for active data, allowing applications to perform even faster than running fully on flash/SSDs.
[What is Intel® CAS]
Intel® CAS accelerates Microsoft Windows applications by caching most often used, i.e. hot data, to a local flash device inside servers and virtual machines. Intel® CAS implements caching at the server side, which means caching flash device is installed inside the application server as close as possible to the CPU, thus reducing storage latency introduced by SAN or NAS.
Intel® CAS is a Windows filter driver, working coherently with the operation system and device driver. The caching solution is transparent to users, VMs, applications, and existing storage infrastructure. No storage migration or application modification is required.
Intel® CAS offers both write-back and write-through cache modes. It employs a block-based caching architecture that provides greater granularity for caching management, while providing file-level caching policy, which allows you to conveniently customize cache for your own applications.
Platform | Notes
Windows 7 | 64-bit only
Windows 8.1 | 64-bit only
Windows 10 | 64-bit only
Windows Server 2016 | Can be used in VM or Physical Host
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 | Can be used in VM or Physical Host
Windows Server 2012 R2 | Can be used in VM or Physical Host
VMware | CAS must reside on the guest OS running Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 or Windows Server 2012 R2
Hyper-V | Can be installed in host and guest OS where guest OS is one of the supported OS
Intel® CAS system requirements
Memory 2% of caching capacity
Supported flash/SSD Any SATA, SAS, PCIe flash device larger than 5 GB and smaller than 16TB
Intel® SSDs have been fully validated.
Supported storage DAS, SAN, and limited NAS, CSVFS.
Application .NET framework preinstalled with the OS:
• 3.5 for Windows 7
• 4.5.1 for Windows 8.1
• 4.6 for Windows 10
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable Package:
Will be installed by Intel® CAS installer if missing.
For further information:
Intel® Cache Acceleration Software Explained Simply
Intel® Cache Acceleration Software for Windows Enterprise | Brief (PDF)
Quick Start Guides for Intel® Cache Acceleration Software (PDF)