NVM Express is a consortium comprised of over 100 member companies. Select companies participate in smaller work groups responsible for delivering the NVM Express open collection of specifications. Laid out below is the NVM Express organization structure and working group descriptions. Those interested in joining an NVM Express working group and contributing to the future of flash storage technology are encouraged to visit the members-only working group page to learn more.
Please note, additional working and task groups operate on a per-needed basis and may not be listed publicly.
NVM Express Organization Structure
Marketing Working Group
Group Chair: Cameron Brett, Kioxia Corporation
Group Chair: Kerry Munson, UNH-IOL
The charter of the NVMe Marketing Working Group (MWG) is to coordinate and execute all marketing initiatives for the NVM Express organization, specifications and announcements. The NVMe MWG is responsible for outward communications for the organization, including but not limited to quarterly newsletter, NVM Express social media channels, webcasts and event participation. The NVMe MWG meets bi-weekly to discuss current and future marketing efforts and how to further the organization’s role as an industry thought-leader.
NVMe Technical Working Group
Group Chair: Peter Onufryk, Intel
The charter of the NVMe Technical Working Group is to coordinate NVMe technical activities and to develop key NVMe technologies. This includes reviewing and approving technical work performed in and contributed by all task groups.
NVMe Boot Task Group
Group Chair: Phil Cayton, Intel
Group Chair: Doug Farley, Dell Technologies
Group Chair: Rob Davis, NVIDIA
The charter of Boot Task Group is to develop features associated with booting NVMe devices. The scope of work of the Task Group is to development of an NVMe Boot Specification with transport-specific content and the ACPI and UEFI semantics needed to adopt NVMe boot over supported transports. Additionally, the Task Group will develop stand-alone informative NVMe boot documentation for the ecosystem including interoperation recommendations and standard practices.
NVMe Computational Storage Task Group
Group Chair: Kim Malone, Intel Corporation
Group Chair: Bill Martin, Samsung
The charter of Computational Storage Task Group is to develop features associated with the concept of Computational Storage on NVM Express devices. The scope of work encompasses how these features are discovered, configured and used inside an NVM Express framework. Examples of these features include general compute, compression, encryption, data filtering, image manipulation and database acceleration.
The target audience consists of the vendors and customers of NVMe Storage Devices that support computational features.
NVMe Fabric and Multi-Domain Subsystem Task Group
Group Chair: Frederick Knight, NetApp
The charter of the NVMe Fabrics and Multi-Domain Subsystem (FMDS) Task Group is to develop features for fabrics connectivity and NVM subsystems that support multiple domains. Examples of these features include asymmetric access, multiple fault domains, multiple management domains, fabric transport security, data replication, and data migration.
The target audience consists of the vendors and customers of NVMe over Fabrics or Multi-Domain NVMe Storage Devices and related technologies.
NVMe Management Interface Task Group
Group Chair: Austin Bolen, Dell Technologies
Group Chair: John Geldman, Kioxia Corporation
The charter of the NVMe Management Interface Task Group is to develop NVMe management technologies by defining the NVMe Management Interface Specification and systems management-related content in the NVM Express Base Specification.
The target audience consists of the vendors and customers of NVMe Storage Devices and related technologies.
NVMe Errata Task Group
Group Chair: Mike Allison, Samsung
The charter of the NVMe Errata Task Group is to resolve the issues and concerns reported in the released NVMe 2.0 Family of specifications, ratified technical proposals, and ratified ECN. Additionally, to develop a style guide that specifies formatting and patterns to be used by all NVM Express specifications.
NVMe Interoperability and Compliance Task Group
Group Chair: Ryan Holmqvist, Microsemi Storage Solutions
The charter of the NVMe Interoperability and Compliance (ICC) Task Group is to develop compliance specifications and organize testing events for improving interoperability and compliance of the NVMe technology ecosystem.
The target audience consists of vendors and customers of NVMe Storage Devices and related technologies. The scope of work encompasses tracking the NVMe standards, coordinating with the NVMe board and working groups, writing test documents, coordinating and implementing test tools, and organizing testing events.