Nonvolatile Memory Express: The Link That Binds Them

Thomas Coughlin
2019 Computer  
Within the next decade, nonvolatile memory will dominate storage and computing-network infrastructures. This article examines this technology and predicts its impact. T he Nonvolatile Memory Express (NVMe) interface has become an essential element in enterprise, client, and cloud computing. It provides high data rates and low-latency connections between storage and computing networks through the peripheral-component interconnect express (PCIe) serial computer-expansion bus. Data can also be
more » ... ata can also be transported by NVMe over fabric (NVMe-oF), such as Fibre Channel, Infiniband, and Ethernet and TCP/IP networks. As NVMe-based systems proliferate, network storage built with NVMe-oF will become dominant within the next five years. NVMe-oF enables new models for enterprise storage, including the use of emerging NVM technologies, disaggregated and composable computing, and infrastructure that incorporates various schemes to bring processing closer to storage.
doi:10.1109/mc.2019.2943470 fatcat:vju2bsowongi5nlvafs7gnzsdy