PCI Express: What’s Next for Storage

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Monday, September 24, 2018
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PCI Express® (PCIe®) 3.0 architecture has enabled Flash Storage to transition to high speed, low latency power efficient performance over the past few years. However, the hunger for additional performance in power constrained devices continues and PCI-SIG® continues its nearly three decade history of delivering performance doubling and additional features with the development of the PCIe 4.0 and PCIe 5.0 specifications. This presentation will review the major features of PCIe 4.0 and PCIe 5.0 technology, which will continue to enable power efficient performance required as NAND capacities scale and faster SCM (Storage Class Memories) become mainstream. Session attendees will gain insight into the current status of the PCIe 4.0 technology rollout and testing and will learn about the PCIe 5.0 specification development and timeline for completion in 2019. Learning Objectives: 1. Learn how PCIe is becoming the I/O of choice for storage 2. Gain insight into the status of PCIe 4.0 roll-out for storage applications 3. Understand the PCIe roadmap to 32GT/s