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Video: NVM Express Introduction and Tutorial

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NVM Express is a specification for accessing solid-state drives (SSDs) attached through the PCI Express (PCIe) bus. “NVM” stands as an acronym for non-volatile memory, which is used in SSDs. As a logical device interface, NVM Express has been designed from the ground up, capitalizing on the low latency and parallelism of PCI Express SSDs, and mirroring the parallelism of contemporary CPUs, platforms and applications. By allowing parallelism levels offered by SSDs to be fully utilized by host’s hardware and software, NVM Express brings various performance improvements.

Video: Application Experiences on DDN’s IME Burst Buffer

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“The DDN Infinite Memory Engine (IME) unleashes a new I/O provisioning paradigm. This breakthrough, software defined storage application introduces a whole new new tier of transparent, extendable, non-volatile memory (NVM), that provides game-changing latency reduction and greater bandwidth and IOPS performance for the next generation of performance hungry scientific, analytic and big data applications – all while offering significantly greater economic and operational efficiency than today’s traditional disk-based and all flash array storage approaches that are currently used to scale performance.”

Video: Prototyping Byte-Addressable NVM Access

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In this video from the 2015 OFS Developer’s Workshop, Bernard Metzler presents: Prototyping Byte-Addressable NVM Access.

Open Fabrics Workshop to Focus on Application Performance, NVM, and SoCs

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Today the Open Fabrics Alliance announced that their upcoming International OFS Developers’ Workshop will center around three major themes: Applications Performance, Non-Volatile Memory, and Systems-on-a-Chip (SoCs).

NVM as a Disruptive Technology

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NVM is coming. In this series of videos from the OpenFabrics International Developer Workshop 2014, Jim Ryan and Doug Voight describe Non-Volatile Memory as a disruptive technology for HPC.