SMR refers to very high density (10TB), shingled magnetic recording (SMR) hard disk devices.
GA means generally available for purchase by any customer.
Enterprise storage systems refers to mid-range and enterprise class storage systems from major AND non-major storage vendors, which includes startups.
Over the next 12 months means by 22 December 2016.
Present QoW forecasts:
(#Storage-QoW 15-001) – Will 3D XPoint be GA’d in enterprise storage systems within 12 months? 2 active forecasters, current forecasts are:
A) YES with 0.85 probability; and
B) NO with 0.62 probability.
(Storage-QoW 15-002) 3D TLC NAND GA’d in major vendor storage next year? 3 active participants, current forecasts are:
A) Yes with 0.95 probability;
B) No with 0.53 probability; and
C) Yes with 1.0 probability