SPDK - Building Blocks for Scalable, High Performance Storage Applications

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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Significant advances in throughput and latency for non-volatile media and networking require scalable and efficient software to capitalize on these advancements. This session will present an overview of the Storage Performance Development Kit, an open source software project dedicated to providing building blocks for scalable and efficient storage applications with breakthrough performance. There will be a focus on the motivations behind SPDK's userspace, polled-mode model, as well as details on the SPDK NVMe, CB-DMA, NVMe over Fabrics and iSCSI building blocks. http://spdk.io. Learning Objectives Why use userspace drivers When polling is better than interrupts Applying shared-nothing architecture to storage