Thursday, August 8th
3:40-5:00 PM
NVMF-302B-1: Are Ethernet Attached SSDs Happening? (NVMe-oF Track)
Organizer + Chairperson: Rob Davis, VP Storage Technology, Mellanox

Paper Title: Native NVMe-oF SSD

Paper Abstract: NVMe-oF offers so much in terms of greater storage efficiency in the data center. While many agree that composable architecture is key for lower TCO and better resources utilization, the remaining question is: Which fabric should we adopt in our composable infrastructure? In this presentation we will explore the performance, power and cost benefits of using Ethernet, with NVMe-oF termination at the SSD, instead of the AFA controller. We will review the efficiencies of terminating NVMe-oF capsules at the SSD controller and the benefit of eliminating the termination at the NIC or RNIC. Thus avoiding redundant tasks that impact cost, performance and power consumption.

Paper Author: Khurram Malik, Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager, Marvell Semiconductor

Author Bio: Khurram Malik is senior technical product marketing manager for Data Center Storage Solutions at Marvell. In this role, he is responsible for working closely with Marvell engineering and design teams to define and develop the company’s solutions targeted to enhance storage performance and efficiency for cloud and enterprise applications. Khurram joined Marvell from Samsung Semiconductor Inc. where he was technical marketing manager for SSD enterprise, data center and client product lines. Prior to this, Khurram held the position of senior engineer at SK Hynix Memory Solutions/Link A Media Devices Corporation and during his tenure, designed for both the company’s SSD and HDD products. Previous to this, he held engineering roles at Broadcom Corporation and Maxim Integrated Products, respectively. Khurram holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Saginaw Valley State University and a Master of Science degree in Electronic Engineering from San Jose State University.