While non-volatile memory (NVM) technologies are transforming the storage landscape, the challenge of the I/O bottleneck that is caused by storage is ongoing. Intel recently announced a step in the direction of addressing the bottleneck with the Storage Performance Development Kit (SPDK), which is an open source initiative and available for download at https://01.org/spdk. The [...]
Stephen Bates at PMC-Sierra has written a new blog digging into the sources of latency of SSDs. He says, "As we move to NG-NVM latency will continue to come down, making latency QoS even more important!" Check it out here.
Register now for the November 19 webcast on NVM Express over Fabrics. Mike Shapiro, Founder and VP Software at EMC/DSSD, is the presenter. It's at 12:30 PM Pacific. Here's what it will cover:As NVM Express becomes the de facto interface standard for Enterprise and Client PCIe-based storage, the NVMe specification is evolving to take on [...]
Register now for this free webinar, "NVM Express® and PCI Express® for Mobile," presented by Dave Landsman, Director SSD Standards, SanDisk. It's taking place on Thursday, October 29 at 11 AM Pacific time.Here's what the webcast will cover:While the compute segments are embracing NVMe as the interface standard for Enterprise and Client PCIe-based storage, NVMe/PCIe [...]
Dennis Martin, founder and President of Demartek, a computer industry analyst organization with its own ISO 17025 accredited test lab, has published his observations from attending the Flash Memory Summit (where he also was a presenter) and the Intel Developer Forum events this year. NVM Express was prominently mentioned.In addition, Dennis showed some NVMe performance [...]
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 [...]