Implementing NVMe Over Fabrics

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Monday, September 21, 2015
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NVMe is gaining momentum as the standard high performance disk interface that eliminates various bottlenecks in accessing PCIe SSD devices. NVMe over Fabrics extends NVMe beyond the confines of a PCIe fabric by utilizing a low latency network interconnect such as iWARP RDMA/Ethernet to attach NVMe devices. iWARP is unique in its scalability and reach, practically eliminating constraints on the architecture, size and distance of a storage network. This talk presents Chelsio’s open-source generic block device based implementation and benchmark results that illustrate the benefits in performance and efficiency of the new fabric, opening the way to unprecedented storage performance and scale.

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Introduction to NVMe, NVMe over Fabrics and peer-to-peer communications
Develop a complete understanding of Chelsio block device implementation and performance results
Learn how iWARP fits well with NVMe