Persistent Memory Summit 2017 - Delivering on the Convergence of Storage and Memory

Attend the Summit

The 2017 Persistent Memory Summit will be held Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at the Westin San Jose, during the SNIA Annual Members Symposium. Attendees will learn about the fundamental changes that have been brought about by persistent memory and how companies can apply this technology. Thanks to SNIA member Intel and the SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative for underwriting the 2017 Summit. 

Registration Information

Registration for the Persistent Memory Summit is closed. Please register on-site at the Westin Hotel.

Live Stream the Summit

If you cannot attend the Summit in person, you can participate via live stream on the SNIA YouTube Channel. Streaming will begin at 8:30 AM PT on Wednesday morning. 

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2017 Persistent Memory Summit Agenda

All sessions are located in the Grand Ballroom

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Symposium Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM Welcome and What Are We Going to Accomplish Today
Jim Pappas, SNIA Vice-chairman; Co-Chair, SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative; Director of Technology Initiatives, Data Center Group, Intel Corporation
8:45 AM – 9:15 AM Keynote - The Revolution of Memory and Storage-Side Processing: How Persistent Memory Will Bring an Entirely New Structure to Large Data Computing
Stephen Pawlowski, Vice President, Advanced Computing Solutions, Micron Corporation
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9:15 AM - 9:20 AM Symposium Attendees Leave for Sessions
9:20 AM - 9:45 AM The SNIA NVM Programming Model: Latest Developments and Challenges
Andy Rudoff, Member, SNIA NVM Programming Technical Work Group and Architect Datacenter Software, Intel Corporation
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9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Beyond NVDIMM: Future interfaces for Persistent Memory
Stephen Bates, Global Engineering Head, Sr. Technical Director, Microsemi
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10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee, Networking Break, and Demonstrations
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Persistent Memory over Fabrics – an Application-centered View
Paul Grun, Open Fabrics Alliance Vice Chair; Advanced Technology Group, Cray, Inc
Doug Voigt, Chair, SNIA NVM Programming Technical Work Group and Distinguished Technologist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Bringing Persistent Memory Technology to SAP HANA: Opportunities and Challenges
Zora Caklovic, Product Expert, SAP Hana Products and Innovation, SAP SE
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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Lunch provided by SNIA and Demonstrations in the Courtyard Atrium
12:45 PM - 1:15 PM NOVA: The Fastest File System for NVDIMMs
Steven Swanson, Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego and the Director of the Non-volatile Systems Laboratory
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1:15 PM - 1:45 PM Storage at Memory Speed and the Amazing Future of Virtual Non-Volatile Memory
Rajesh Venkatasubramanian, Principal Engineer at VMware
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1:45 PM - 2:10 PM Persistent Memory in Linux
Tom Coughlan, Senior Engineering Manager, Red Hat
2:10 PM - 2:35 PM Persistent Memory in Windows Server 2016
Tom Talpey, Architect, Microsoft
2:35 PM - 3:00 PM How Might Recently Formed System Interconnect Consortia Affect PM?
Doug Voigt, Member, SNIA Technical Council
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3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Coffee, Networking Break, and Demonstrations
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Panel: Persistent Memory Adoption in Operating Systems
Moderator: Jeff Chang, NVDIMM SIG Co-Chair and Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, AgigA Tech
Panelists: Tom Coughlan, Red Hat; Amit Golander, Plexistor; Pratap Subrahmanyam, VMware; Tom Talpey, Microsoft
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM Analysts Weigh In on Persistent Memory
Tom Coughlin, Coughlin Associates; Jim Handy, Objective Analysis; Jeff Janukowicz, IDC
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4:40 PM - 5:40 PM Session: Enabling Nanosecond-Class Storage followed by:
Panel: Persistent Memory - What Does the Future Hold

Moderator: Steffen Hellmold, Vice President, Technology Strategy, Western Digital Presenters/Panelists: Nanosecond-class Persistent Memories, Barry Hoberman, CEO and Chairman, Spin Transfer Technologies; Next Generation Persistent Memory – Evolution Beyond the NVDIMM-N, Doug Finke, Director of Product Marketing, Xitore
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5:40 PM - 5:55 PM

Closing Remarks: Where Does the Industry, SNIA, and the NVM Programming TWG Go from Here?
Jim Pappas, SNIA Vice-chair


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