Flash Memory Summit 2020

Virtual Event

November 10, 2020 - November 12, 2020


The Journey for Next-Generation Applications Starts with NVMe™ and Zoned Storage

Storage infrastructure stakeholders will gather to discuss how SSDs will impact next-generation cloud & edge for AI/ML, IoT, entertainment, analytics, high-res video, and databases. Key topics for cloud architects, application developers, and IT: NVMe™ and NVMe-oF™ – ZNS SSDs – Computational Storage – Open Source Projects – Emerging form factors – Evolution of Ethernet-attached NVMe-oF.

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Storage as the Driver of Change: Rethinking Data Infrastructure

Nov 10, 2020 | 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Gain insights for cloud-native data center architectures to scale digital transformation initiatives. Join Western Digital leaders for a panel discussion on storage trends for 2021 for data-intensive and compute-intensive workloads. The panel will take your questions, as they discuss the finer points on data movement and cloud infrastructure TCO.


Host: Dr. Siva Sivaram - Panelists: Yan Li, VP Engineering, Memory Technology - Panelist: Richard New, VP Research - Panelist: Ihab Hamadi, Fellow and Senior Director, System Architecture


Matias Bjørling

Director, R&D Engineering


How Zoned Namespaces (ZNS) Improve SSD Lifetime, Throughput, and Latency

Nov 11, 2020 | 8:35am

Cloud architects will learn how to improve SSD total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) and address Latency/QoS performance at scale with ZNS SSDs. Learn the benefits of ZNS SSDs over conventional SSDs, how to leverage the ZNS command set, and real-world examples with respect to the software ecosystem.


Evolution of Ethernet attached NVMe-oF Devices and Platforms

Nov 11, 2020 | 2:15 PM

Ethernet-attached NVMe-oF™ disaggregated storage systems aim to address workload agility and improve infrastructure efficiency. Join this discussion to review Ethernet-based protocols – RoCE, iWARP, TCP – for disaggregated storage systems and the requirements for successful and wide deployments of these types of systems.


Ihab Hamadi

Sr. Director and Fellow, System Architecture


Zvonimir Bandic

Sr. Director R&D, Next-Generation Platforms


Open Source Processors for Next-Generation Storage Controllers

Nov 12, 2020 | 1:15 PM

SweRV Core™ RISC-V embedded storage controllers are designed to span the demands of reliability, performance, and power consumption to multi-tennant cores and simple tasks. Join the session to review SweRV Core processors EH1, EH2, and EL2. Will review Coremark and Embench benchmarks and compare performance of single and dual-threaded operational modes.