About The Compute, Memory, and Storage Initiative

SNIA CMSI is dedicated to fostering the acceptance and growth of Computational Storage (CS), Persistent Memory (PM), and Solid State Storage (SSS) in the marketplace. To achieve those goals, CMSI provides education, performs market outreach, and influences / promotes standards. CMSI enables its members to:

  • Collaborate with industry leaders to define the direction of CS, SSS, and PM solutions
  • Engage with other industry organizations and standards groups to stay current on technology trends
  • Network with key industry media and analysts, representing CMSI positions
  • Develop expertise by working with users to gain first-hand knowledge of their computational storage, solid state, and persistent memory requirements
  • Gain visibility by participating in industry conferences, authoring whitepapers, and speaking at tradeshows and on webcasts




Computational Storage, Persistent Memory, and Flash Technology

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New members are welcome to join the CMSI!  Learn below about CMSI Leadership, and click the links to learn about Committees and Members.

If you need additional information or have any questions, send an email to: askcmsi@snia.org

CMSI Leadership

Co-Chairs: Alex McDonald, NetApp
Jennifer Dietz, Intel Corporation
Treasurer: Tom Friend, Illuminosi
Education Committee Chair: Tom Coughlin, Coughlin Associates
Marketing Committee Co-Chairs: Tim Lustig, Mellanox Technologies
Willie Nelson, Intel Corporation
Persistent Memory and NVDIMM SIG Chair: Arthur Sainio, SMART Modular Technologies
Raghu Kulkarni, Intel Corporation
Solid State Drive SIG Co-Chairs: Cameron Brett, Kioxia
Jonmichael Hands, Intel Corporation
Compuatational Storage SIG Chair coming soon
NVM Programming TWG Chair Alan Bumgarner, Intel Corporation
Tom Talpey, Microsoft Corporation
Solid State Storage TWG Chair: Eden Kim, Calypso Systems
Solid State Storage System TWG Co-Chairs: Peter Murray, Individual
Drew Tipton, Kioxia
IOTTA TWG Co-Chairs: Geoff Kuenning, Harvey Mudd College
Tom West, Hyper IO
Workload TWG Co-Chairs: Peter Murray, Individual
Drew Tipton, Kioxia