NVMe Infrastructure Coming Together

Posted on: March 14, 2012

The infrastructure is coming together to support a complete NVMe based PCIe SSD solution. The NVMe specification is now at 1.0c with a new level…

NVMe Momentum

Posted on: March 7, 2012

I am excited to see the tremendous progress in the NVMe ecosystem over the past few months.  The Linux NVMe driver has been…

SSD Drives Promise

Posted on: October 11, 2011

SSD drives promise to enhance storage performance, but a new host-interface standard holds the key  By Kam Eshghi http://www.networkworld.com/news/tech/2011/080811-ssd.html Flash-memory-based solid-state disks (SSDs) provide faster random access and data transfer rates than electromechanical drives and today can often serve as rotating-disk replacements, but the host interface to SSDs remains a performance bottleneck. PCI Express (PCIe)-based SSDs together with an emerging standard called NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory express) promises to solve the interface bottleneck. SSDs are proving useful today, but will find far more broad usage once the new NVMe standard matures and company's deliver integrated circuits that enable closer coupling of the SSD to the host processor. ANALYSIS: SSD could ultimately replace hard disk drives, Hitachi CTO says

Welcome to NVM Express

Posted on: May 31, 2011

It is an exciting time for NVM Express.  After 18 months of development in collaboration with 80 companies, the specification was published on March 1st. …

Linux driver 0.6 released!

Posted on: May 31, 2011

I released a new version of the Linux NVMe driver today. You can fetch it from http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/willy/nvme.git;a=summary I fixed a number of the review comments, including handling out-of-memory error conditions gracefully, supporting 32-bit userspace calling ioctl() with a 64-bit kernel and fixing the docbook comments to be real kerneldoc.