NVMe Also Highlighted at Intel Developer Forum Aug. 18-20

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Aug. 5, 2015 – NVM Express, Inc., the organization that developed the NVM Express specification for accessing solid-state drives (SSDs) on a PCI Express (PCIe) bus, will have a prominent presence at the upcoming Flash Memory Summit next week in Santa Clara, California, as befits the growing interest in NVM Express technology.

In addition to the information and product demonstrations available in the NVM Express Booth, #702, NVM Express representatives will offer important educational sessions in a two-part Forum on Tuesday’s program, “NVMe and PCIe SSDs.” NVMe member companies are also prominently featured in other parts of the conference program, such as keynote addresses and technical sessions.

Specifics for Forum A-11 on Tuesday morning:

Description: This session will include presentations on the current state of NVMe, its management interface, its use in fabric-based systems, and its security features. The focus will be on uses in data center, enterprise, and client systems.

Chairperson: Swapna Yasarapu, Director SSD Product Marketing, HGST

Topics and Instructors:
“NVMe: State of the Union” — Don Walker, Enterprise Storage Product Architect, Dell
“NVMe Management Interface” — John Carroll, Storage Architect, Intel, and Austin Bolen, Storage Development Principal Engineer, Dell
“NVMe Over Fabrics” — Zvonimir Bandic, Director Storage Architecture, HGST Research, and Steve Sardella, Distinguished Engineer, EMC
“NVMe and Security” — Jason Cox, Lead Storage Security Architect, Intel

Specifics for Forum A-12 on Tuesday afternoon:

Description: This session will cover NVMe’s use in mobile platforms, its ecosystem, its deployment in real world applications, and its future directions. An end-user testimonial will also be included.

Chairperson: Carolyn Hanna, Senior Manager, HGST

Topics and Instructors:
“NVMe in Mobile Platforms” — Dave Landsman, Director Industry Standards, SanDisk
“NVMe Ecosystem Development” — David Allen, Director Product Marketing , PMC
“End User Testimonial” — Ravi Chari, Storage Technologist, Oracle
“Closing Summary and Future Directions” — Amber Huffman, Senior Principal Engineer, Intel, and President, NVM Express, Inc.

“The NVM Express Board of Directors is pleased that we again will have a very strong presence at this important industry event, and we are grateful to the many members who consistently work together to create our notable showing,” said Janene Ellefson, NVM Express, Inc. Marketing Co-chair. “We look forward to welcoming anyone interested in the future of non-volatile memory to attend our sessions and visit our exhibit booth.”

The NVM Express exhibit – Booth #702 – features product demonstrations by NVM Express, Inc. member companies, informational materials about the technology, and questionnaire entries into daily drawings for the latest NVMe PCIe-based SSDs from Intel as well as other SSD products from HGST, Micron and Samsung.

Intel Developer Forum
With NVM Express products shipping in increasing numbers, the ecosystem momentum around NVMe technology will be showcased in the NVM Express Technology Community at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, August 18-20. The Community experience will highlight product availability and the breadth of industry investment driving this transformative technology, with demonstrations by 16 companies. In addition, the IDF conference agenda includes several sessions dedicated to NVMe, both speaker-led presentations and “Tech Chats.”

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About NVM Express
NVM Express is the optimized, high-performance, scalable host controller interface with a streamlined register interface and command set designed for non-volatile memory based storage. NVM Express was developed as a standard to reduce latency and provide faster performance with support for security and end-to-end data protection. The first NVM Express products began shipping in 2014 and have demonstrated up to six times greater 4KB Random and Sequential Read/Write performance, and lower latency than SATA solid state drives. NVM Express specifications are owned by NVM Express, Inc.

About NVM Express, Inc.
NVM Express, Inc. was formed to define a new storage interface protocol, NVM Express, to enable the full performance potential provided by non-volatile memory storage technology, such as PCI Express solid state drives, in a standards-based approach to enable broad ecosystem adoption. NVM Express, Inc. is a non-profit organization and includes more than 110 member companies.



For more information:

David Allen, Director, Product Marketing at PMC-Sierra
+1 719-593-3441