Media Alert: SNIA and OpenFabrics Alliance Announce Collaboration

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2018-04-09
Alliance established to enable and accelerate persistent memory transition in applications and data centers fabrics

April 9, 2018 -  The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and the OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) have formed an alliance to collaborate on activities that advance remote access to persistent memory and the adoption of remote persistent memory as a mainstream technology. Remote access is important because modern applications span multiple systems, and this collaboration will bring the benefit of persistent memory to these applications.

Initial objectives for the collaboration between the SNIA Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Programming Technical Work Group (TWG) and the OFA OpenFabrics Interfaces Working Group are to describe a series of usage models for remote persistent memory (i.e. resilience, disaggregation, shared information, etc), and to define the application programming interfaces (APIs) needed to support those usage models. Alliance activities will be discussed in a series of sessions at the upcoming OFA Workshop on April 9-13, 2018 in Boulder, CO.

SNIA’s Key Activities at the OFA Workshop

WHAT: OFA Workshop
WHERE: Embassy Suites by Hilton, Boulder, CO
WHEN: April 9-13, 2018
WHAT: Join SNIA and OFA leaders at this event in their sessions:

Monday, April 9, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OFA Think Tank – Persistent Memory over Fabrics (PMoF)
Doug Voigt, SNIA NVM Programming TWG Co-Chair

Tuesday, April 10, 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Overview of Persistent Memory Programming
Andy Rudoff, SNIA NVM Programming TWG

Tuesday, April 10, 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Persistent Memory Programming – the Remote Access Perspective
Tom Talpey, SNIA NVM Programming TWG

Tuesday, April 10, 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Persistent Memory over Fabrics - Beyond High Availability
Paul Grun, OpenFabrics Alliance Vice Chair

Wednesday, April 11, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
BOF:  SNIA NVM Programming Model
Andy Rudoff, SNIA NVM Programming TWG

Wednesday April 11, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
SNIA Meet the Experts
Mark Carlson, SNIA Technical Council Co-Chair; Jim Pappas, SNIA Board of Directors’ Vice Chair and Co-Chair SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative; Michael Oros, SNIA Executive Director; Andy Rudoff, SNIA NVM Programming TWG Member; Tom Talpey, SNIA NVM Programming TWG Member; Doug Voigt, SNIA NVM Programming TWG Co-Chair

Thursday April 12, 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
SNIA and OFA Partnership for Persistent Memory over Fabrics Development
Mark Carlson, SNIA Technical Council Co-Chair and Michael Oros, SNIA Executive Director

Friday, April 13, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
OFA Think Tank Report Out – Persistent Memory over Fabrics (PMoF)
Doug Voigt, SNIA NVM Programming TWG Co-Chair

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