Don’t miss Marvell at the Flash Memory Summit Virtual Conference and Expo! Join us for our keynote address, break-out sessions, panels and expo to learn how our flash technologies can help you enable high-performance, accelerated data storage.
Using Hardware Acceleration to Increase NVMe Application Performance
Thad Omura – Keynote Address
November 10, 1:55 PM – 2:25 PM
High-speed NVMe connections coupled with 3D NAND flash technology have produced much larger and more capable SSDs. When networked, they can provide huge amounts of high-speed storage at low cost to data-driven applications. Unfortunately, they also stress system processors and software support. New hardware acceleration methods can restore system balance at a high level. They seamlessly virtualize, protect, and scale native NVMe and NVMe-oF to reach their full potential, maximizing the capabilities of each SSD. Solutions deployed today in advanced controllers improve the performance of NVMe storage infrastructures in both cloud and enterprise systems. They provide both disaggregated flash storage and storage class memory at the right cost and power levels to address the next generation of customer applications such as intelligent data analytics, AI/ML, HPC, high-resolution video, and other demanding requirements.
Session B-2: NVMe/TCP Use Cases (NVMe-oF Track)
November 10, 10:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Organizer: Sagi Grimberg, Principal Architect, Lightbits Labs
Nishant Lodha, Director, Emerging Technologies, Marvell
Zac Smith, Co-Founder, Packet
Dave Minturn, Principal Engineer, Intel
NVMe/TCP has rapidly become a popular way to implement flash storage networks because it is easy to use, inexpensive, and usable over standard Ethernet networks. Typical use cases include cloud storage, databases, and containerized applications.
Session A-6: Which SSD Is Best for Your Application? (SSDs Track)
November 11, 10:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Khurram Malik, Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager, Marvell
Matias Bjorling, Director of Emerging System Architectures, Western Digital
Moshe Twitto, Founder/CTO, Pliops
Rick Walsh, VP, Sales and Marketing, SANBlaze Technology
NVMe SSDs are now mainstream in most datacenter applications. But how about applications that require higher performance, lower latency, more flexibility, easier management, or more scalability? For them, a variety of choices now exist. There are Ethernet SSDs, NVMe-oF SSDs, Optane SSDs, MRAM SSDs, zoned namespace (ZNS) SSDs, key-value SSDs, computational storage SSDs, and other variations. How does the storage designer determine when his or her application requires something other than the standard device and which one would do the job best. Obvious use cases have emerged for some variations, while still others are currently a solution waiting for a really good problem!
Session B-7: Ethernet-Attached SSDs Lead to Higher-Performing Storage (SSDs Track)
NVMe at Scale: A Radical New Approach to Improve Performance and Utilization
November 11, 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Presenters: Shahar Noy, Senior Director, Storage Solutions and Nishant Lodha, Director, Emerging Technologies, Marvell
Explore how applications ranging from high-end native cloud to traditional enterprise can transform by making the right infrastructure choices that enable NVMe to scale, with minimum limitations. This session will introduce a radical new architecture for disaggregating compute and storage with simple building blocks. The modern Ethernet Bunch of Flash (EBOF) architecture combined with mature TCP and growing NVMe-oF adoption can improve utilization of compute and storage resources, and deliver performance at scale. Learn how new use cases from HPC to next gen HCI can leverage this new paradigm of accessible performance without completely re-architecting your data center.
A-11: Flash Controllers for Application Acceleration (PRO) (Controllers Track)
November 12, 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Organizer: Erich Haratsch, Senior Director, Product Architecture, Marvell
Zvonimir Bandic, Western Digital
Roman Pletka, IBM Zurich
Navya Sree Prem, UCSD/Seagate
This session provides details on improving the endurance, performance and reliability of 3D TLC and QLC NAND flash devices. Important architectures, signal processing and machine learning algorithms that flash and SSD controllers can employ are revealed. The session also presents novel implementations for reducing power usage and solving problems caused by write amplification. Learn about new technology developments and have time for questions and answers with top industry experts.
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