Wednesday, August 9th
3:30-4:35 PM
BMKT-203-1: Case Studies (Business Strategies and Memory Markets Track)
Paper Title: The Apollo Mission repeats itself in the shape of Data Centers in Space

Paper Abstract: The Apollo Moon Landing was an epic achievement that captivated the world in 1969 for obvious reasons, but less well known are the many innovations in use today on Earth that can be traced back to the space program. Miniaturized cameras used today in cell phones, heat retardant firefighter uniforms, shock absorbers used on bridges and even in sneakers, freeze dried food, and significant advancements in integrated circuit technology to name a few. Similarly, when data centers in space begin deploying to levels required to enable improved satellite network scalability, they bring distributed intelligence and storage where it's needed most, allowing enhanced autonomous function, changing the way we communicate and compute terrestrially. A non-volatile storage solution for data gathered in orbit within New Space's mega constellations, will help address critical gaps that have eluded data centers terrestrially for some time. Mid-density MRAM provides symmetric read/write capability yielding an L4 cache solution that resolves intermediate storage challenges. As these densities increase to 16Gb and beyond, data in transit on earth can be saved reliably during power & system failures.

Paper Author: Danny Sabour, VP of Marketing, Avalanche Technology

Author Bio: Danny Sabour is the VP of Marketing at Avalanche Technology. He has held various management and executive positions in companies such as Intel, Spansion and Cypress Semiconductor. At Avalanche he drives the future technology roadmap, development and Memory architectures with the next generation of standalone and embedded MRAM. Mr Sabour has over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. His expertise span system-on-chip, flash storage, Non-volatile memories , RAID disk controller arrays and unique controller designs to get the most out of memory devices. Mr Sabour holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science and Electronic Engineering from University College London.