Birds of a Feather (BoF) Sessions

SDC is pleased to offer a variety of Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) sessions. These sessions will be held in one-hour blocks from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT. A BoF is an informal gathering of persons interested in a particular technical topic. SDC BoFs generally will discuss topics presented that day as part of SDC.

Lead or attend a BoF! Meet with your peers! Present new work! Don't miss these special activities designed to maximize the value of your time at the conference.

BoFs may be scheduled (SDC attendees only) in advance by completing this form.

Schedule

All times are in PDT (GMT-7). Schedule is subject to change.

Monday September 12th

7:00 - 8:00 PM

NVMe

Hear from the experts on the latest from NVMe including implementation experiences.

Moderator:
Mark Carlson, Principal Engineer, Industry Standards, KIOXIA

Room: Salon IV

 

7:00 - 8:00 PM

The Computational Storage Architecture and Programming Model 1.0 standard is out.  Now what?

We will guide the group to discuss the 1.0 specification, what it means for the industry, and where we go from here.

Moderators:
Scott Shadley, Strategic Planning, Solidigm
Jason Molgaard, Principal Engineer, Storage Strategy, AMD

Room: Salon V

8:00 - 9:00 PM

More Thoughts from Opinionated Experts

We will have some experts regarding the EDSFF specifications to discuss related topics. We may also have a few experts regarding connectors and cables.

Moderators:
John Geldman, Director, SSD Industry Standards, KIOXIA

Room: Salon VI & VII

8:00 - 9:00 PM

NVMe-VFIO Live Migration

Adding Support for VFIO Live Migration

Moderator:
Chaitanya Kulkarni  Technical Director  NVIDIA

Room: Fremont A/B

 

Tuesday, September 13th

7:00 - 8:00 PM

Data Processing Units (DPUs)

The SNIA Technical Council believes that it is important for storage developers to learn about the emerging technology of Data Processing Units (DPUs).  We have created a task force to provide an overview and answer the following questions.    What is a DPU?  Why might storage developers want to adopt DPUs in their products or services?  What tools and libraries do you provide for developers?  Which parts are open source?  What development languages are supported?  Following the panel presentations, we will open the floor to questions from the participants.  Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn more about DPUs!

Moderator:
Mark Carlson, SNIA Technical Council Co-Chair

Room: Salon IV

7:00 - 8:00 PM

To be announed

8:00 - 9:00 PM

Best Practices for NVMe/TCP Deployment.

NVMe over TCP has emerged to provide a more powerful, and compute resource friendly NVMe-oF technology deployment option. Not only does NVMe over TCP help with lower deployment costs and reducing design complexity, it also enables higher performance with lower latency. In essence, NVMe over TCP extends NVMe across the entire data center (from on-prem core to edge to cloud) using the simple, standard, and efficient well known TCP/IP fabric networks. This panel explores the challenges, issues, and  benefits of addressing NVMe over TCP deployments without compromise. The session will explore storage and I/O workload testing techniques, tools, methodology, metrics and approaches to show how NVMe over TCP including TCP/IP and NVMe processing can be accelerated. Likewise, this panel discussion will look at how NVMe over TCP frees up host initiator as well as target resources to improve application performance, and server storage I/O workloads including compression, deduplication, encryption, rebuilds, and tiering among others.

Moderator:
Greg Schulz, Sr. Advisory Analyst, StorageIO

Room: Salon VI & VII

8:00 - 9:00 PM

To be announed
Wednesday, September 14th

7:00 - 8:00 PM

Software Memory Tiering Explored

This Birds-of-a-Feather will provide an interactive followup to the Wednesday afternoon SDC presentation on addressing capacity and cost challenges for Oracle workloads using software memory tiering applications like those from VMware.  We will discuss how CXL and PCIe can play a role, and talk about real world use cases in enterprise and cloud environments.  Bring your questions and ideas!

Moderator:
Sudhir Balasubramanian, Senior Staff Solution Architect & Global Oracle Lead, VMware

Room: Salon IV

7:00 - 8:00 PM

Making Flash Software-Defined

Everything else is the data center is software-defined, so it’s time to bring that concept to flash.  This session will be an open forum making flash software programmable in the host for the data center.  We’ll discuss Software-Enabled Flash concepts, the reference FTL, and the reference ZNS and block VirtIO drivers.  Moderated by representatives of the Linux Foundation’s™ open source Software-Enabled Flash™ Project, we hope to cover its software defined architecture, internal workings, and their fit in cloud-scale applications.

Moderators:
Rory Bolt, Sr. Fellow, KIOXIA America  Earle F. Philhower III, Sr. Manager, KIOXIA America
Sean Stead, Sr. Manager, KIOXIA America

Room: Salon V

8:00 - 9:00 PM

SNIA Device and System Level Power Measurement Specifications

BoF will discuss and seek participant input on SNIA Emerald V5.0 workload generator replacements for system testing, seek new workloads for EPA Energy Star related work, and review new Device Level Test Specification.

Moderators:
Wayne Adams, SNIA Green Storage Initiative Co-Chair
Eden Kim, SNIA Solid State Storage Technical Work Group Chair

Room: Salon VI & VII

8:00 - 9:00 PM

Security/Privacy Protection Considerations for Storage

This session is an open forum to discuss security and privacy protection issues that are of concern to you. Topics are likely to include the current threat landscape, legal/regulatory developments, potential countermeasures and risk mitigation strategies, security implications for emerging technology, and the state of relevant standards. Moderated by the editor of the ISO storage security standard, the dialogue could influence industry initiatives and formal standards.

Moderator:
Eric Hibbard, CISSP, CIPP/US, CISA, Director, Product Planning – Storage Networking & Security, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.

Room: Fremont A/B