Persistent Memory

SNIA and the Compute, Memory, and Storage Initiative (CMSI) technical work and marketing initiatives activities are foundational to one of the most significant changes in computer architecture – Persistent Memory.

SNIA Compute, Memory, and Storage Initiative (CMSI) is a leader in enabling users to understand that powerful persistent memory solutions are here today, being standardized, and will be key building blocks of consumer, enterprise and data center solutions for the next decade and beyond. SSSI evangelizes the Persistent Memory technical work at SNIA by member volunteers in Technical Work Groups.

The SNIA CMSI Persistent Memory and NVDIMM Special Interest Group (PM&NVDIMM SIG) accelerates awareness and adoption of persistent memory technologies and Non-Volatile Dual In-line Memory Modules (NVDIMMs) in the marketplace through education, providing input to standards organizations, and development of vendor-agnostic user perspective case studies, best practices, and vertical industry requirements to help end user customers understand how products and solutions can meet performance, cost, and efficiency goals.

  • A Persistent Memory Programming Hackathon and Workshop program launched in 2019 by the PM&NVDIMM SIG now counts over 300 individuals who are programming persistent memory. Visit the Hackathon page and the SNIA ComputeMemoryStorage blog for details on upcoming events in your area.
  • Visit the CMSI Knowledge Center to watch videos about PM, download presentations, view SNIA Brighttalk Channel webcasts, and read white papers and articles on PM.
  • Visit the SNIA event calendar to see upcoming locations where SNIA work related to Persistent Memory will be presented and demonstrated.

SNIA is driving technical activities to define how the industry will use the new persistent memory solutions coming to market. The NVM Programming Technical Work Group (NVM Programming TWG) delivers specifications describing the behavior of a common set of software interfaces that provide access to non-volatile memory.

The annual SNIA Persistent Memory Summit, produced by the SNIA CMSI, delivers the latest thought leadership on the impact of Persistent Memory, the increasing use of Persistent Memory in applications, and how to implement in today’s environments. Visit the PM Summit page for details on the latest event, videos, presentations, and information on upcoming Persistent Memory Programming Hackathons. SNIA also sponsors a Persistent Memory track and presentations at SNIA Storage Developer Conferences worldwide, and at industry events, including Flash Memory Summit.