Tom Coughlin, who consults and writes on digital storage and applications, and is chairman of the Storage Visions, Creative Storage Conferences as well as the Flash Memory Summit, has written an interesting article about NVM Express and Fabrics in Forbes Magazine. He starts out by saying:"Flash memory performance is driving the development of communication interfaces [...]
August has been an action-packed month for the NVM Express team, with active presences at both the Flash Memory Summit, August 11-13, and the Intel Developer Forum, August 18-20. We had a lot of great conversations – thanks to all those who stopped by to see us. And thanks also to the many members whose [...]
NVM Express, Inc. teamed up with the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) to deliver a white paper on Self-Encrypting Drives (SEDs). The focus in this paper is on Opal SSC-based solutions for scalable security management in data center and client solutions that can be utilized based on the needs of particular NVMe implementations. The paper also [...]
The NVM Express, Inc. team is getting ready for Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California, August 11–13. If you want to learn more about NVMe, be sure to join the A-11 and A-12 tracks at FMS on Tuesday, August 11. You won’t want to miss it. Forum details at http://www.flashmemorysummit.com/English/Conference/Details_Forum.html.
NVM Express has enjoyed Linux kernel support since early 2011. However, it is a complex landscape, and it can be challenging to understand all of the Linux Server OS and kernel choices, including when particular features have been adopted.Learn all the details for kernel support and the various Linux distributions (Red Hat, Ubuntu, SUSE, and [...]
American Megatrends Inc. (AMI) Launches Enclosure Management Solution for NVM Express SSD Subsystems
The AMI MG9095, a new low-cost, ultra-small, single-chip solution for enclosure management, designed for a new generation of NVMe SSD environments, supports up to eight SSDs per backplane. However, cascaded controllers can support up to 32 drives. More details and specifications for the product can be found on the AMI corporate website at www.ami.com/products/backplanes-and-enclosure-management/enclosure-management-asics/mg9095-controller.
Due to limited support for large queue depths and multiple workers, the full performance of NVMe SSDs could not be seen in Crystal Disk Mark 3.0.4 . For example, the maximum read bandwidth on this build for one NVMe drive was ~ 1.5 GB/s and the maximum IOPs was ~ 150K IOPs.The developer has completed [...]
The NVM Express annual member meeting was held last week in San Jose, California with over 130 members joining in to get the latest updates. During the meeting the group heard the latest status on technical working group activities and marketing plans, and discussed roadmaps and planning for this year’s upcoming events. A networking event [...]
Samsung has started mass production of the industry’s first NVMe PCIe solid state drive (SSD), with an M.2 form factor for use in PCs and workstations. The company has also begun shipping NVMe SSDs to OEMs for the PC market.According to the company, the new NVMe-based SM951 SSD achieves sequential data read and write performance [...]
Principled Technologies has done a deep analysis of the Lenovo ThinkServer RD650 with NVM Express SSDs. When the server is equipped with four 1.6TB NVM Express SSDs, it delivers the work of four legacy server workloads. Consolidating older servers onto a powerful new server with flexible storage solutions, including NVMe, can be an excellent investment. [...]