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New Solid State Storage Programs Featured at Flash Memory Summit 2014

SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI) Aims to Advance Adoption of Flash and Next-Generation Non-Volatile Memory With New Programs at FMS 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/24/14 -- Storage Networking Industry Association -- News Summary:

  • Demonstrations of the latest NVDIMM solutions in the SNIA SSSI Expo booth, an NVDIMM SIG Hands-On Lab, and NVDIMM educational conference sessions
  • SNIA SSSI hosting Education Day on Monday August 4th, with industry recognized SNIA Tutorials on flash and storage followed by an evening reception featuring presentations from industry experts
  • SNIA organizing a FMS Software Forum featuring presentations on the NVM Programming Model
  • The Non-Volatile DIMM Special Interest Group (NVDIMM SIG) officially joins the SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative, becoming a new focus area for the SSSI

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Web: www.snia.org/forums/sssi
Twitter: http://twitter.com/SNIASolidState
Blog: http://sniasssiblog.org/
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/company/snia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/snia.org

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The Storage Network Industry Association's Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI), dedicated to fostering the acceptance and growth of Solid State Storage (SSS), will showcase new technical and educational programs at the Flash Memory Summit (FMS) August 4-7, 2014 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

SNIA Education Day and SSSI Reception

Kicking off activities will be a pre-conference SNIA Education Day on Monday, August 4, in SCCC Room 203/204, where attendees can learn about secure storage, SSD workload testing, benefits of Flash storage to the enterprise, PCI Express, and Flash storage architectures from SNIA member experts.

On Monday evening, a Solid State Storage Reception in the same room will feature technology experts speaking on the SSD market, NVDIMM, the NVM Programming Model, as well as a drawing to give away SSDs.

NVDIMM Special Interest Group

During the conference, the SSSI will feature activities of its NVDIMM SIG, which provides education, promotes existing industry standards and areas for vendor differentiation, and communicates the benefits of NVDIMM. Membership in the NVDIMM SIG has grown to include AgigA Tech, Calypso Systems, Diablo Technologies, Fujitsu, HGST, IDT, Inphi, Intel, Micron, Netlist, Paper Battery, Samsung, SanDisk, SK Hynix, SMART Modular Technologies, and Viking Technology.

NVDIMM solutions will be featured in active and static displays in SSSI booth 808 on the FMS exhibit floor. A "Non-Volatile DIMMs: When Flash Isn't Fast Enough" Hands-On Lab, presented by the SNIA NVDIMM SIG with members AgigA Tech, Netlist, and SMART Modular, will illustrate how one category of NVDIMMs function in server and storage systems and how they can be integrated into a standard server platform.

FMS Software Forum

SSSI members will lead a Software Forum featuring the SNIA NVM Programming Model which defines new software programming models for NVM, describing extensions allowing software to utilize NVM features.

"SNIA's Solid State Storage Initiative has done an amazing job of helping the industry understand and embrace the near-overnight adoption of SSD technology while establishing important performance test standards and NVM programming guidelines," said Jim Handy, Director at Objective Analysis. "SSSI has helped to guide the sudden global acceptance of solid state storage by rapidly assembling and disseminating knowledge that helps users to evaluate, select, and harness the technology to bring about phenomenal improvements in the price/performance of computing."

How to Get Involved

Companies interested in participating in the ongoing work of the SSSI are encouraged to join SNIA, SSSI, the NVDIMM SIG, and the SSS Technical Work Group. Status on updates to specifications, related white papers, and industry articles can be found at www.snia.org/forums/sssi.

About the SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative

The SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI) fosters the growth and success of the market for solid state storage. SSSI educates markets about solid state storage, promotes and influences standards for solid state storage, and collaborates with other industry associations for success of solid state storage. SSSI member companies represent a variety of segments in the IT industry (see http://www.snia.org/forums/sssi/about/members). For more information on SNIA's Solid State Storage activities, visit www.snia.org/forums/sssi and get involved in the conversation at http://twitter.com/SNIASolidState.

About SNIA

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit global organization, made up of member companies spanning the global storage market. SNIA's mission is to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services to empower organizations in the management of information. To this end, the SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education, and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market. For more information, visit www.snia.org.

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