NVMe at FMS and IDF – and what’s next

Posted on: August 27, 2015

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…

How to Benchmark SSDs with FIO Visualizer

Posted on: April 22, 2015

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…

FreeBSD® Adds NVM Express Drivers

Posted on: October 1, 2012

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 drivers provide an NVM Express hardware abstraction layer, an NVM Express consumer which exposes namespaces as GEOM disks, and NVM Express management utilities.