by Marty Foltyn
Persistent memory discussions are capturing the minds of SNIA members and colleagues. At last month’s SNIA Storage Developer Conference, NVM (non-volatile memory) and NVMe sessions were standing-room-only, and opinion sharing continued into animated hallway discussions. I encourage you to check out the many presentations on the SNIA SDC website, and to download the live recordings of the keynotes here.
SNIA continued their education on persistent memory at this week’s Memcon in Santa Clara CA. SNIA’s booth was packed with attendees asking questions like what is the difference between the different kinds of NVDIMMs (you’ll want to check out our new snia_nvdimm_infographic), and is NVDIMM a standard (indeed, it is, JEDEC just released the DDR4 NVDIMM-N Design Standard Revision 1.0 last month, and you can download the link from our website).
The work being done within SNIA on persistent memory is contributing to a seachange in the industry – the convergence of memory and storage – perhaps the most revolutionary change since the invention of the transistor more than 60 years ago. To learn more, check out this interview with Jim Pappas, SNIA’s Vice-Chairman and co-chair of the SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative. And mark your calendar for January 18, 2017, when SNIA will hold the 5th annual Persistent Memory Summit in San Jose CA. The latest details can be found here.