Project Donard: Peer-to-Peer Communication with NVM Express Devices, Part 1
Author: Stephen Bates (@stepbates)
Last month I attended Flash Memory Summit (FMS) 2014 in Santa Clara, California. FMS is probably the biggest conference and exposition of NVM technology. It combines technical tracks with a huge exposition and is a great place to catch up and hobnob with like-minded experts in NVM.
PMC was very well represented at FMS. We presented eight technical papers, gave a keynote speech and launched our Flashtec NVRAM product. I gave a talk entitled “Accelerating Data Centers Using NVMe and CUDA” which is based on a PMC CTO project codenamed Donard. In this blog post I want to dig a little deeper into the paper I presented and some of the implications of this for acceleration in data center (DC) environments.