OFA to Share Approaches to Remote Persistent Memory Development at FMS 2019

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The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) will join industry experts once more at the annual Flash Memory Summit (FMS) – August 6-8, 2019 in Santa Clara, CA. This year’s gathering will feature technical sessions covering NVMe, NVMe-oF, Persistent Memory, advanced memory technologies, and key Open Source software trends among other pressing industry subjects.

The OFA is co-sponsoring the Persistent Memory Track at FMS 2019, where OFA Chair Paul Grun will be sharing his insights into Remote Persistent Memory. In this section of the track, Paul will present a paper on Remote Persistent Memory use cases and then participate on an expert panel that dives further into the topic.     

Below is the complete session description:

PMEM 201-1 Persistent Memory Part 3: Remote Persistent Memory-Case for Use Cases 
Wednesday, August 7 from 8:30-10:50AM
Sponsors: SNIA, JEDEC, & OpenFabrics Alliance


Grappling with any emerging new technology requires a disciplined approach to developing the new technology and understanding its application. Remote Persistent Memory is an exciting new technology, but its ultimate impact is not yet in focus. This section describes how a ‘top down’ approach is being applied to the development of Remote Persistent Memory as an emerging technology. To illustrate that top down approach, this section introduces the work underway in the industry to describe use cases for remote persistent memory, and how those use cases will drive fabric requirements.

Intended Audience:

Application Architects and Designers, CTOs, System Engineers and Managers, HPC Engineers and Managers, Network and System Architects, System Integrators, Storage Engineers, Hardware and Software Design Engineers, and Product Planners.

Furthermore, Paul will again participate in the always popular Chat with the Experts, being held Tuesday, August 6 from 7-8:30PM. This informal networking session features around 50 tables with experts on hand to discuss a wide variety of technical subjects of which OpenFabrics will be included.

For a complete look at the FMS 2019 Program, visit the online FMS Program at a Glance page.

Join the OFIWG effort to Advance Remote Persistent Memory!

Remote Persistent Memory is one of many technical areas being actively explored within the OpenFabrics Interfaces Working Group (OFIWG). Additionally, OFIWG is in the midst of co-developing a work register with the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) to define use cases for Remote Persistent Memory applications. If you would like to contribute your expertise to this effort, join the conversation here: https://lists.openfabrics.org/mailman/listinfo/ofiwg

Hope to see you in Santa Clara!