BSDCan2011 - Final (with audio).5

BSDCan 2011
The Technical BSD Conference

Matthew Wilcox
Day Talks - 2 - 2011-05-14
Room DMS 1140
Start time 15:00
Duration 01:00
ID 250
Event type Lecture
Track Hacking
Language used for presentation English

NVM Express

A standard for PCI Express SSDs

Solid State drives are revolutionising the computer industry. Many vendors are introducing high-end PCI Express based SSDs. Unfortunately, producing BSD drivers for those SSDs or programming documentation is low on the TODO list.

The NVMHCI Workgroup has produced a new standard called NVM Express. Join the author of the Linux driver as he describes the interface and discusses the motivation behind some of the decisions and tradeoffs that we made.