Register for a Special SNIA Event in Taiwan

SNIA and the Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI) invite you to special event on December 7, 2018 (Friday) at the Grand Hyatt in Taipei.  Join Jim Pappas, SNIA Vice Chairman and Tau Leng, SNIA Board Director, to learn about the SSSI and its work around SSDs, Persistent Memory, NVDIMMs, and how you can participate in SNIA to benefit your product development and company business. You will also hear from industry leaders on implementing related technologies and applications.



Jim Pappas, Vice Chairman and Executive Committee
SNIA Board Member
Director of Technology Initiatives, Data Center Group
Intel Corporation

Jim Pappas is the Director of Technology Initiatives in Intel’s Data Center Group. In this role, Jim is responsible to establish broad industry ecosystems that comply with new technologies in the areas of Enterprise I/O, Energy Efficient Computing, and Solid State Storage. Jim has founded, or served on several organizations in these areas including: PCI Special Interest Group, InfiniBand Trade Association, Open Fabrics Alliance, The Green Grid, and several emerging initiatives in his newest focus area of Solid State Storage.

Jim has previously been the Director of Technology Initiatives in Intel’s Desktop Products Group, and successfully led technologies such as AGP Graphics, DVD, IEEE 1394, Instantly Available PC, PCI, USB, and other advanced technologies for the Desktop PC.

Jim has 30 years of experience in the computer industry. He has been granted eight U.S. patents in the areas of computer graphics and microprocessor technologies. He has spoken at major industry events including the Intel Developer’s Forum (IDF), WinHEC, Storage Networking World, PC Strategy, Microprocessor Forum, Consumer Electronics Show, Server I/O and the Applied Computing Conference. He holds a B.S.E.E. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.

Tau Leng

Tau Leng, Member
SNIA Board Member
Senior Vice-President of Technology

Dr. Tau Leng is the Senior Vice President of Technology at Supermicro, responsible for the developments of emerging technologies and innovation projects. Tau has been working in the server and storage industry for more than 25 years. His area of technical expertise resides in High Performance Computing and Datacenter solutions. Prior to joining Supermicro in 2004, Tau managed the HPC Engineering team at Dell Computer; he and other pioneers built the HPC group and the business in 1999.

Tau holds a B.S. degree in Mathematics from the Fu Jen University in Taiwan, a M.S. degree in Computer Science from the Utah State University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Houston. Tau is currently also serving as the Vice-Chair and a board member of Server System Infrastructure (SSI) Forum.

Tau believes that system level design and development experiences from companies like Supermicro is vital to bringing the continuous enhancements in storage technologies to reality. Supermicro’s participation in the SNIA will help not only in advancing the technologies but also the actual implementation in the real-world applications.


8:30 am-9:00 am Registration
9:00 am-9:15 am Welcome
9:15 am-9:35 am SNIA/SSSI Overview
9:35 am-9:55 am New SSD Form Factors and Standards
9:55 am-10:30 am SNIA overview of Persistent Memory
10:30 am-10:40 am Break
10:40 am-12:00 pm

Industry Leader sessions

  • Accelerating SSD/flash/NVDIMM with GPU (Nyriad)
  • Implementing persistent memory and applications (Intel)
12:00 pm-1:30 pm Lunch, Networking and Prize Raffle (bring your business cards)

Admission is free, but seating is limited and will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP below to reserve your seat.

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