Empowering the Gen-4 Storage Transition
At Flash Memory Summit (FMS), be sure to attend Microsemi’s VP of Marketing/Applications Engineering, Andrew Dieckmann’s Keynote presentation on how to Empowering the Gen-4 Storage Transition. The keynote is Wednesday, August 8th, 2:40 – 3:10 pm.
The Gen 4 speed transition will double the performance per lane of storage media! However, there is much more to the transition than just doubling clock speeds. The associated storage interconnect must also keep pace. Furthermore, composability, programmability, data protection, management, and security in the storage subsystem are all becoming more important as the applications of flash storage continue to diversify. And there’s an entire ecosystem to consider besides – entire platforms and software must support the increased speed as well. It will take a system-wide effort with uniquely programmable and highly flexible solutions to enable the Gen-4 transition.
A series of in-booth technical sessions will be offered by our experts, highlighting Microsemi’s leadership in NVMe, switches, and PCIe, as well as other innovative topics.
Today’s product solutions demonstration and showcase schedule:
• Flashtec™ NVMe3016: High-Performance PCIe Gen4 Flash Controller – 12:45 p.m.
o Microsemi continues our market leadership in the performance SSD market with this >2M IOPS-capable controller
o Advanced features include support for NVMe 1.3+, security, and virtualization
o Flexible architecture with scalable power and performance
• Flashtec™ Flexibility Enables Hyperscale-Optimized SSDs and Form Factors 2:45 p.m.
o Best-in-class 8-channel enterprise flash controllers
o Leading controllers in capacity (>16 TB) and performance (>500K IOPS) support
o Flexible architecture, enables support multiple generations of NAND
• Switchtec™PAX PCIe Advanced Fabric Switch for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning – 5:45 p.m.
o Parallel GPU computing for machine Learning, artificial intelligence, and high-performance computing applications (including image classification, speech recognition, bioinformatics, and video analytics)
o Dynamic partitioning and multi-host SR-IOV sharing allow GPU resources to be composed or dynamically allocated to a specific host or set of hosts in real time using standard host drivers in Windows Server 2016 and Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS
o Scalable, low-latency, and cost-effective multi-host interconnect for a network of GPUs, SR-IOV NVMe SSDs, and other PCIe endpoints
o GPU P2P transfers across the fabric (CUDA p2pBandwidthLatencyTest and TensorFlow cifar10 image classification multi-GPU training algorithm)
• Switchtec™ Gen4 PCIe Switches – 3:45 p.m.
o Low latency, low power, high-reliability Gen4 PCIe switches
o Programmability and advanced diagnostics for customization and rapid debug
o Data center, flash storage, and GPU applications
Microsemi’s Presentation Schedule for Wednesday, August 8th
12:00 p.m. – Benefits of Highly Programable SSD Controller Architecture
1:00 p.m. – Will Mainstream PCIe SSDs End Enterprise SATA Adoption?
2:00 p.m. – Product Options for Secure End to End Flash Storage
3:00 p.m. – 24G SAS: The Storage Backbone of the PCIe Gen4 Data Center
4:00 p.m. – Memory Centric Architectures Gen-Z Technology
5:00 p.m. – Switchtec PCIe Switches for GP-GPU and NVMe Storage Applications
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