Computational Storage Technical Work Group

Updated September 2022

The SNIA Computational Storage Technical Work Group (TWG) has been formed to create standards to promote the interoperability of computational storage devices, and to define interface standards for system deployment, provisioning, management, and security.  This will enable storage architectures and software to be integrated with computation in its many forms.  

The Computational Storage TWG: 

  • Acts as a primary technical entity for the SNIA to identify, develop, and coordinate computational features to be added to storage devices.
  • Produces or extends interfaces to accommodate new features.
  • Promotes interoperability (for example plugfests) among devices and systems implementing a new computational storage feature.
  • Coordinates the submission of new feature proposals to standards groups (e.g., NVM Express, T10, and T13).
  • Creates software to encourage adoption of these updated features.
  • Will assist and cooperate with other SNIA Technical Work Groups, including the Security, Object Drive, and Scalable Storage Management TWGs, in their efforts to incorporate or manage these features, and will consider leveraging other SNIA TWG and Alliance partner work

Current work in the Computational Storage TWG includes the Computational Storage Architecture and Programming Model v1.0, published August 30, 2022, and the Computational Storage API, v0.8 rev 0 which is available for public review.  Comments on both documents can be provided via the SNIA Feedback Portal.