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.
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 [...]
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 [...]