Archive for September, 2014

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.

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Protecting Data with Controller-Based Encryption, Part 1

Author: Kevin BurbankFIPS

We all know that data protection is critical, and with the growing adoption Controller Based-Encryption (CBE) for 8G Fibre Channel and 12G SAS/SATA controllers, I’ve heard from a lot of people who want to know more about the FIPS certification process for products that use CBE modules.

Over the course of this series, I’ll explain CBE and why it’s necessary, also, outline some of the key details you need to know in order to get FIPS certification for cryptographic modules.

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