Article by Kei Kobayashi, Intel Technical Marketing Engineer As the computing industry transitions from SATA-based SSDs to NVM Express (PCIe) based SSDs, there has been a shift in benchmarking procedures for NVM Express devices. One key feature of the NVMe protocol is the ability to take advantage of multiple CPU threads to access the NVMe [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
There are two proven software tools commonly used for IO benchmarks – Iometer (http://www.iometer.org/) for Windows and FIO (http://freecode.com/projects/fio) for Linux OS. What is FIO Visualizer? It’s a GUI for the FIO. It parses console output in real-time, displays visual details for IOPS, bandwidth and latency of each device's workload. This is a valuable tool for [...]
With real products in the market, NVM Express is bringing flash storage via PCI Express. Kam Eshghi, NVMe Board member and Sr. Director of Marketing at IDT, talks about their latest NVMe controllers with Bill Wong of Electronic Design. […]
FreeBSD® recently added NVM Express drivers for PCI Express® (PCIe®)-based Solid State Drives (SSDs) to its Enterprise repertoire. Intel’s Jim Harris was the primary author of the drivers with contributions from EMC’s Joe Golio. The addition of NVM Express drivers positions FreeBSD as a leader of Enterprise solid-state storage technology solutions. The commit is located at http://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=240616. The [...]