We’re all in the same boat, and the folks here at SNIA and PIRL know that everyone is getting a tad stir crazy sitting at home. However, there are still some great opportunities to learn while you’re trying to decide which wall of the home office to face tomorrow. SNIA member company, Intel, is offering some excellent resources for those interested in programming persistent memory using the open-source Persistent Memory Development Kit (PMDK).
Intel is hosting a virtual forum on PMDK, along with the Storage Performance Development Kit (SPDK), and vTune Profiler tools. This is a great opportunity to meet virtually with the teams who are developing the tools as well as the community building applications. The Virtual Forum runs June 23-35, with special focus on PMDK on June 25th. There are a variety of exciting sessions all three days.
Intel is also hosting two BrightTALK seminars on Persistent Memory. The first, Building Durable Storage Solutions with Intel Optane Persistent Memory on June 23rd, will focus on remote applications for persistent memory. Especially for those interested in networked storage solutions, this will be a great educational webinar. The second, Enabling Persistent Memory Usages in Cloud on June 30th, will cover how many of the most popular in-memory databases already take advantage of Persistent Memory.
In addition, SNIA is continuing to advance the Persistent Memory development conversation. We announced at the Persistent Memory Summit in January that SNIA would be exploring more opportunity for online development using Persistent Memory, as well as an Optane Memory Programming Challenge. Both of these will be active for the second half of this year, and you can watch this space for a formal announcement in the next month.
Please feel free to register for the above events to learn more and join the community.
And may we suggest the north office wall for tomorrow?
Jim Fister is Principal of The Decision Place. He also works as Director of Software Enabling for the Storage Networking Industry Association, building application development for persistent memory and solid-state storage. Jim lives in Central Oregon with his wife and two dogs.