Introduction to Persistent Memory Configuration and Analysis Tools

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Thursday, September 27, 2018
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Have you heard of non-volatile/persistent memory but don’t know how to get started with this disruptive technology? Memory is the new Storage. Next generation storage tiered architectures are evolving with persistent memory and hardware delivering NVDIMMs. Are you a Linux or Windows application developer familiar with C, C++, Java, or Python, keen to develop the next revolutionary application or modify an existing application, but not sure where to start? Do you know what performance and analysis tools can be used to identify optimizations in your app to take advantage of persistent memory? Are you a software, server, or cloud architect that wants to get a jump start on this disruptive technology? This presentation will get you started on the persistent memory solution path. The future is in your hands. The future is now! Learning Objectives: 1. We’ll deliver an introductory understanding of persistent memory, introduce the SNIA Programming Model, Direct Access (DAX) filesystems, and show where persistent memory fits in the storage hierarchy 2. We’ll provide several options for creating development environments (you don’t need physical modules to get started!) 3. We’ll introduce application programming using the Persistent Memory Developers Kit (PMDK) 4. We’ll introduce and describe how to create and manage Persistent Memory Regions, Namespaces, and Labels 5. Describe existing analysis tools to identify applications that are good candidates for persistent memory