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01:00 PM to 02:45 PM
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PRO PDSA1: Quantum Memory:Superconducting Qubits& Quantum Computer HW Design-Pt 1
Track: Professional Development Series
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PRO PDSB1:CXL for Disaggregated Memory & Accelerators in Data Ctrs-Pt 1
Track: Professional Development Series
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PRO PDSC1: Introduction to DRAM Technology
Track: Professional Development Series
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PRO PDSD1: Advanced HDD Technology for the Data Center
Track: Professional Development Series
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03:15 PM to 05:00 PM
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PRO PDSA2: Quantum Memory:Superconducting Qubits& Quantum Computer HW Design-Pt 2
Track: Professional Development Series
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PRO PDSB2:CXL for Disaggregated Memory & Accelerators in Data Ctrs-Pt 2
Track: Professional Development Series
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PRO PDSC2: To Be Announced
Track: Professional Development Series
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PRO PDSD2: Optimizing HDD Performance in the Generative AI Data Center
Track: Professional Development Series
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08:30 AM to 09:35 AM
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Open AIML-101-1: Storage for AI:Technology
Track: AI and ML Applications
As the demand for high-performance AI/ML systems continues to grow, the need for multi-layered data storage architecture has become crucial. Traditional single-layered devices are unable to meet the high bandwidth memory and storage requirements of AI inferencing and ML learning processes. A novel approach incorporating SRAM, DRAM, and NAND Flash memory pools has been developed to enhance I/O and memory access speeds, improving overall system performance. This advanced architecture, utilizing CXL or multiple bus channels, aims to boost the efficiency of AI/ML computing systems by providing high-speed access to data storage layers. Attendees will gain insights into how this innovative design can drive business outcomes by optimizing operational efficiencies, fostering innovation, and preparing organizations for future challenges.
Open BMKT-101-1: Market Analyst Panel
Track: Business Strategies and Memory Markets
In a shifting landscape of the DRAM market, the emergence of AI applications brings both challenges and opportunities for stakeholders. DDR5 technology is set to lead the charge in driving innovation and market growth. Our in-depth analysis explores the intricate dynamics of supply and demand, forecasting how DRAM prices will react to market forces. As DDR5 advances towards 1anm and 1bnm processes, alongside the increasing focus on HBM, the intersection with AI becomes paramount. This strategic roadmap provides valuable insights into supply/demand dynamics, capacity adjustments, growth projections, and major supplier strategies in the evolving DRAM market of 2025 and beyond.
Open DRAM-101-1: DRAM Technology-Scaling Challenges & Future Directions
Track: DRAM
In this session, we delve into the realm of enhancing Generative AI with cutting-edge memory architectures. Faced with the ever-increasing demands of AI applications, the shift towards 3D DRAM technology is deemed essential. We will discuss technical innovations such as HBM with TSV, COP DRAM architecture, and the groundbreaking 4F2 architecture, and the future for memory architectures in bolstering Generative AI applications. We will also examine challenges in DRAM technology and solutions to combat vulnerabilities in DRAM chips, ensuring optimal performance without incurring unnecessary overhead.
Open FARP-101-1: FDP and ZNS
Track: Flash Architectures and Provisioning
The demand for QLC adoption in the Enterprise storage market continues to grow, but the challenge of using QLC NAND has been a hindrance. However, the introduction of Flexible Data Placement (FDP) Technology is changing the game. FDP is being utilized in high-capacity QLC NAND applications to optimize data placement, improving performance and reducing costs. The benefits of using FDP in QLC applications are evident, as seen in increased efficiency and lifespan of devices. In a similar manner, Cloud Storage Acceleration Layer (CSAL) is leveraging Gen5 FDP NVMe Technologies to provide a high-density and high-performance local disks for cloud storage, reducing user costs and driving down expenses. Furthermore, FDP is a powerful new standard that every storage architect should be aware of, allowing for unprecedented control over data organization within SSDs. By reducing Write Amplification, FDP enhances device performance and lifespan. Finally, FDP performance in VMs with multiple NVMe namespaces has been proven through case studies, showcasing the benefits for hyperscalers and cloud-native workloads. Zoned storage, on the other hand, has become widely available across various storage devices, proving to be an effective way to reduce TCO and improve system performance. The past, present, and future of zoned storage will be discussed, highlighting the scalability benefits and advancements in software support.
Open INVT-101-1: Invited Talk with Andrew Tomlin
Track: Invited Talks
In this Invited Talk, Andrew Tomlin, founder of QiStor, will discuss how advancements in storage acceleration technology have not kept pace with other technological domains, such as AI. Key-Value databases have emerged as the fastest-growing database technology, crucial for powering webscale applications and services. He will examine an NVMe Key-Value solution employing FPGAs within the data center, and its potential benefits for customers, and will offer insights into the workings of Key-Value databases with traditional flash devices, and how the device-level Key-Value interface revolutionizes the landscape by impacting both cost and performance. He will also explore the hurdles encountered in developing this technology, and will propose solutions that can be extrapolated to other hardware projects.
Open SPOS-101-1: CXL Consortium - NEW
Track: Sponsored Sessions
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Open SSDT-101-1: Flash & Memory Controller Technologies for AI
Track: SSD Technology
In the ever-evolving landscape of artificial intelligence (AI), the demand for faster and more efficient data processing is at an all-time high. Flash storage technology has emerged as a pivotal player in the AI hardware infrastructure, offering the potential to optimize data-intensive tasks and enhance system performance. However, challenges such as dynamic data loading from Flash to DRAM for LLM inference and finding the right flash controllers for Gen AI applications have arisen. Additionally, the innovative CXL2P protocol has been introduced to address DRAM shortages in large-capacity SSDs and reduce costs, ensuring optimal performance without compromising efficiency. Join us as we explore the exciting possibilities of flash storage in the AI era.
Open UCIC-101-1: UCIe Solution Technology Innovations - NEW
Track: UCIe and Chiplets
In this session, we will first examine how chiplet-based dompressed LLC cache and memory expansion utilizes cutting-edge hardware-accelerated chiplet IP to overcome memory and SRAM scaling challenges in data centers and smart devices. This IP achieves real-time memory compression with sub 10ns latency, seamlessly integrating with various memory chiplets while enhancing cost-effectiveness and preserving performance. We will then discuss how to address the challenges in functional verification for UCIe designs, offering strategies for die-level testbench reuse and synchronization. We will then explore how UCIe enables efficient communication between components for improved performance and reduced power consumption. UCIe and how to enable an open chiplet ecosystem discuss the standardization of die-to-die interfaces and the importance of test and validation tools for an interconnected chiplet ecosystem.
09:45 AM to 10:50 AM
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PRO AIML-102-1: Storage for AI: Applications
Track: AI and ML Applications
This session examines a variety of approaches and applications used in storage for artificial intelligence, including direct memory access transfers between the GPU and storage device, eliminating the need for intermediate copies in CPU memory. We will also discuss RAG optimized SSD solutions for the Generative AI era, and explore how storage media and architecture are evolving to cater to AI workloads. Join us in analyzing workloads using storage as memory replacement for large model training.
Open BMKT-102-1: Memory Markets
Track: Business Strategies and Memory Markets
This session provides insight into the market outlook amidst great changes in semiconductor consumption due to factors like AI system adoption, trade wars, and new technologies. We will discuss the foreseeable impacts and challenges in the evolving memory landscape. The dynamics of IP licensing economics in memory and storage SoC/chiplets development will be explored in-depth, covering market trends, leveraging IP ecosystems, cost-benefit analysis, risk management, and technological advancements. We will aim to shed light on the complex economic landscape of IP licensing within the semiconductor industry. We will also explore the use of nonlinear optical materials and processes, and the revolution in optical computing. Additionally, the memory market recovery and focus on datacenter and CXL demand will be analyzed, highlighting the rebound of DRAM and NAND markets and the factors contributing to their recovery.
PRO COMP-102-1: CS Solution/Technology Innovations - NEW
Track: Computational Storage
In this session, we dive into the world of object-based computational storage for data analytics, which is revolutionizing the way data analytics systems process and transfer data. Verification of computational storage designs, crucial for ensuring the functionality and reliability of computational storage systems, uses APIs, UVM features, and efficient testing techniques to reduce time to market. Lastly, storage-centric computing for genomics and metagenomics is reshaping the field by addressing data movement overheads and improving performance in genomic applications with innovative in-storage processing system. Let's continue pushing the boundaries of computational storage for a brighter future in data analytics and genomics.
PRO CXLT-102-1: CXL Fabric Management
Track: CXL
This session discusses how memory innovations are leveraging technologies like persistent memory, memory tiering, and the latest addition of CXL. Open source fabric management and orchestration layers for CXL devices and switches can offer best practices for seamless integration with familiar platform management tools. Additionally, with CXL 1.1, servers now supporting memory expansion through CXL Memory Add-in Cards and E3.S memory modules, sellers and buyers can now integrate cost-effective and high-capacity solutions. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the benefits and strategies of incorporating mixed memory configurations in server environments, ultimately optimizing application performance.
PRO DCTR-102-1 Hyperscale Applications Part 1
Track: Data Center Applications
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Open SPOS-102-1: SNIA: Data and Storage Standards to Accelerate Implementations - NEW
Track: Sponsored Sessions
SNIA develops standards across a wide range of data and storage technologies today. This session will provide a brief overview of the organization’s scope, and dive into three of SNIA’s key standards that affect the future of memory and storage. SNIA has led the development of standards-based management standards and conformance programs for over 20 years. Get an update on the latest work from SNIA and its alliance partners to provide integrated manageability standards across technologies. SNIA’s SFF specifications provide the necessary connectors and form factors to deliver interoperable systems. Recent demand for offload-based data processing is driving increased demand for accelerators, and in turn, for standardization of accelerator usage
PRO SSDT-102-1: SSD Technologies for Compute Use Cases
Track: SSD Technology
In this session, we look at SSD technologies for compute use cases. PCIe 6.0 SSDs are revolutionizing the future of compute and storage with their incredible speed and performance, doubling that of the previous generation. As NVMe solid state drives continue to evolve, new considerations such as signal integrity and thermal constraints must be taken into account to fully leverage the power of PCIe 6.0. RAID offload technology offers a promising solution to reduce compute and DRAM usage in data redundancy applications, making it adaptable in various areas such as data scrubbing, network traffic reduction, and data center applications. The FlashCore Module from IBM is the engine behind their Flash Systems, providing enterprise-level storage with cost-saving features and improved performance. Knowledge Aware SSDs are introducing a novel method to rebuild failed RAID drives, leveraging firmware to offload host system resources and optimize overall system performance.
PRO UCIC-102-1: UCIe Technology Opportunities & Benefits - NEW
Track: UCIe and Chiplets
In a world where data is king, complying with evolving modern-day data sanitization and verification standards is crucial. With the growing cyber threats and regulations surrounding data protection, organizations must ensure complete data sanitization and verification to avoid costly breaches. This session will explore various methods of data sanitization for different storage media, the importance of third-party verification, and a real OEM case study on implementing and verifying a sanitization process. We will look at new futuristic storage solutions like a DNA data storage system. We will also discuss the Circular Drive Initiative (CDI) and its approach to data management in the ICT industry. Finally we will explore OCP's programs like S.A.F.E, L.O.C.K, and Caliptra that ensure data security and trust for enabling storage reuse. Join the movement towards sustainable practices that reduce e-waste and environmental impact while maintaining data security and longevity.
10:50 AM to 11:00 AM
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Open Chairman's Welcome
Mission City Ballroom, Floor 1
Track: FMS 2024 Keynotes
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11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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Open Keynote 1: KIOXIA
Mission City Ballroom, Floor 1
Track: FMS 2024 Keynotes
With continued pursuit of innovation for more than 35 years, NAND flash memory has become an indispensable technology to capture data – the “new currency” of our digital world – fueling emerging paradigms in the world of AI, Cloud, and Edge Computing. Looking toward the future, KIOXIA’s BiCS FLASH™ 3D generations will continue to scale, enabling higher density and performance along with cost and power improvements. KIOXIA will lead the way and present cutting-edge memory and SSD technologies, as well as highlight advanced developments to address the memory and storage needs for next-generation applications with innovations and optimizations rooted in flash-memory based technologies and approaches. No matter what your application, get there with KIOXIA.
11:30 AM to 11:40 AM
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Open 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award
Mission City Ballroom, Floor 1
Track: FMS 2024 Keynotes
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11:45 AM to 12:15 AM
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Open Keynote 2: NEO Semiconductor
Mission City Ballroom, Floor 1
Track: FMS 2024 Keynotes
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01:10 PM to 01:40 PM
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Open Keynote 3: SK hynix
Mission City Ballroom, Floor 1
Track: FMS 2024 Keynotes
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01:40 PM to 02:10 PM
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Open Keynote 4: Samsung
Mission City Ballroom, Floor 1
Track: FMS 2024 Keynotes
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03:30 PM to 04:35 PM
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PRO AOSD-103-1: Aerospace and Outer Space Data - NEW
Track: Aerospace to Outer Space Data (AOSD)
In the realm of aerospace and outer space data storage, the development of radiation-hardened NAND storage systems is crucial. These robust solutions are specially crafted to withstand the intense radiation environments beyond Earth, ensuring enhanced data reliability and longevity. RAD-HARD NAND storage is equipped to endure high levels of radiation, thanks to its unique materials and manufacturing processes. This session will address the challenges of storing data in space, the specific requirements for radiation-hardened NAND storage, and the potential impact of this technology on fortifying data integrity in extreme conditions. It's a groundbreaking leap in data storage capabilities for the aerospace industry.
Open BMKT-103-1: CMO Panel
Track: Business Strategies and Memory Markets
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PRO DCTR-103-1: Hyperscale Applications Part 2
Track: Data Center Applications
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PRO DRAM-103-1: Influence of AI on Memory Technology -NEW
Track: DRAM
CXL Native Memory challenges the need for DDR by proposing a more efficient memory interface that directly connects memory cores to the CXL FLIT, reducing latency overhead and power consumption. With applications like large language models demanding over 140GB of local capacity, CXL memory modules offer a solution for memory expansion that HBM cannot match. Meanwhile, the increasing demand for High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) driven by the AI boom raises questions about its sustainability. This session will discuss the future of HBM, its cost models, and the challenges it poses for DRAM makers and the industry as a whole. Advanced AI technology is also revolutionizing semiconductor device yield optimization, with the development of machine learning-based process pattern fidelity to secure extreme yields in various semiconductor processes.
Open SPOS-103-1: CXL Consortium - NEW
Track: Sponsored Sessions
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PRO SSDT-103-1: Technologies for Improving the Endurance & Reliability of SSDs
Track: SSD Technology
This session discusses technologies for improving the Endurance and reliability of SSDs, Flash storage devices require more read retries for error correction as they undergo wear and tear from program/erase cycles, slowing down operations. We will discuss various methods to analyze real flash chips, improve correction capability for advanced 3D NAND, and how to achieve better performance control and wear management, ensure longevity, and increase efficiency.
PRO UCIC-103-1: UCIe and Chiplets: A Panel - NEW
Track: UCIe and Chiplets
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08:30 AM to 09:35 AM
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Open ASIA-201-1: Asia Memory and Storage Markets Part 1
Track: Asia Memory and Storage Markets
Emerging trends in automotive technology are driving efficiency and innovation through the integration of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) in automotive systems. DRAM like HBM3 and GDDR6 enable faster data processing, improved real-time decision-making, and enhanced safety features in modern vehicles. This comprehensive analysis explores the impact of DRAM integration in areas such as advanced driver assistance systems, autonomous driving platforms, and vehicle-to-everything communication networks. Furthermore, we examine the convergence of high-bandwidth and low power consuming DRAM technology in automotive innovation, highlighting the transformative potential for smarter, safer, and more efficient vehicles.
Open CLDS-201-1: Cloud Architectures
Track: Cloud Storage and Applications
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Open COMP-201-1: Computational Storage Use Cases - NEW
Track: Computational Storage
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Open CXLT-201-1: CXL Form Factors
Track: CXL
As CXL integration expands into large systems, the focus shifts to bringing CXL to embedded environments like motherboards. We’ll discuss how next-gen systems are using CXL's versatile interfaces for memory, storage, and accelerators. The session will also discuss the latest options for CXL memory expansion in X86 servers, both volatile and non-volatile, with a glimpse into future trends and optical connectivity advancements, with real-world examples. We will also take a look at the impact of optical CXL on datacenter architecture for AI and LLM processing, offering bandwidth and latency solutions for massive memory pooling applications.
Open DCTR-201-1: Enterprise Storage Part 1
Track: Data Center Applications
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Open INVT-201-1: Invited Talk with Andrew Walls
Track: Invited Talks
QLC advances in layer count and therefore density will allow for large increases in SSD capacities in the near future. IBM has developed computational storage capabilities to provide data reduction on large capacities without huge controller and memory costs. Having this computational storage capability combined with large capacities will challenge the need and complexity for Nearline drives in all in enterprise storage. In this talk, Andy Walls will explain how this can truly reduce the TCO to the point where simple and extremely dense and power-efficient SSD arrays will eliminate the need to have a tier of Nearline HDDs.
Open OMEM-201-1: Emerging Memories
Track: Other Memory Technologies
In this session, we discuss emerging memories. Ultra-High Speed Photonic NAND FLASH technology revolutionizes memory operations by achieving ultra-high speeds with lower voltages and power consumption. This technology combines vertical NAND FLASH transistors with lasers/LEDs and photon sensors for efficient READ operations. ReRAM is now mainstream in applications such as automotive and edge AI due to its low power, scalability, and resilience to environmental conditions. We will explore the technology enhancements needed for wider adoption and the latest developments in advanced processes. ULTRARAM boasts exceptional properties like energy efficiency and extreme temperature tolerance, making it ideal for space and high-performance computing applications. We will highlight progress in fabrication processes and potential applications. Finally, we will discuss life beyond flash and the future of memory technologies like MRAM, ReRAM, PCM, and FRAM. Analysts will explore the impact on computer architectures, AI, and the memory market in the next 20 years, emphasizing the inevitability of transitioning to emerging memory types.
Open SPOS-201-1: NVMe 2.1 Specification, CXL Support & Windows Innovations–NEW
Track: Sponsored Sessions
NVMe® 2.1 Specification Overview and SOTU NVMe technology has become synonymous with high-performance storage and with widespread adoption in client, cloud, and enterprise applications. Although initially developed for direct-attached PCIe® SSDs, NVMe architecture is now widely used in both direct-attached and fabric-attached applications. This presentation provides an overview of the latest NVMe technologies, summarizes the NVMe standards roadmap, and describes new NVMe standardization initiatives. NVM Express® (NVMe®) Support for CXL® As CXL becomes the memory interface protocol of choice, connecting CXL memory and NVMe Subsystem Local Memory (SLM) becomes critical. SLM allows access to memory on an NVMe device with NVMe commands. This memory is then used for the Computational Programs Command set. To improve performance and to enable new paradigms of Computational Programs, it is beneficial for the SLM to be able to be accessed using CXL. NVMe Host Addressable SLM is being developed to allow the mapping of SLM to the Host Physical Memory Address space using Host-Managed Device Memory (HDM) addressing. This presentation will bring you up to speed on where this development effort is. NVMe® Innovations in Windows The session will provide updates on Windows support of the NVMe® family of specifications providing information on new features available and guidance to the industry on how best to work with some existing and new features planned in the areas of device power and device reliability.
09:45 AM to 10:50 AM
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PRO ASIA-202-1: Asia Memory and Storage Markets Part 2
Track: Asia Memory and Storage Markets
In the ever-evolving landscape of the Server market, the impact of AI cannot be overstated. Our analysis dives deep into the dynamic interplay between AI and Server/CSP manufacturers, forecasting how Server DRAM prices will ebb and flow in response to market forces. With a laser focus on strategic implications, we outline supplier strategies, capacity adjustments, and growth forecasts that will shape the Server DRAM market in 2025 and beyond. This strategic roadmap is essential for stakeholders looking to navigate the complexities of AI's influence on the Server market with confidence and clarity. The rise of AI technologies, spearheaded by advancements like ChatGPT, has revolutionized the SSD markets in Asia at an unprecedented pace. As generative imagery continues to drive demand for high-speed, high-capacity portable SSDs, we anticipate a surge in uptake across the region. Our analysis delves into the current applications of portable SSDs, offering insights into market trends and localization strategies tailored for the Asian market. As the SSD landscape continues to evolve in the wake of AI innovation, stakeholders can leverage these insights to capitalize on emerging opportunities and stay ahead of the curve.
PRO CLDS-202-1: Cloud Software
Track: Cloud Storage and Applications
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PRO COMP-202-1: Computational Storage Futures - NEW
Track: Computational Storage
As data centers strive for improved performance and efficiencies, computational storage has emerged as a solution with advancements in CXL memory and in-memory compute. This session delves into architecture developments and application use cases, such as data analytics and database performance enhancements. Design considerations for deploying computational storage in data center infrastructures will be discussed, along with application development and integration from a software perspective. With the demand for terabytes of data in Generative AI and cloud-native applications, new storage and memory compression technologies are being explored. We will discuss industry responses that include process node shrink and new form factors to process data at scale. We will also examine how the impact of garbage collection on flash-based SSDs is being mitigated and more efficient approach leveraging compression ratios as data features and customized clustering methods, automatic and host-transparent stream management which can achieve improved performance without host dependencies.
Open CRER-202-1: Career Strategies Part 1
Track: Career Strategies
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PRO CXLT-202-1: CXL Memory Pooling
Track: CXL
In the quest to reduce memory costs in server/datacenter operations, pooling and sharing of memory have emerged as viable solutions. By utilizing mechanisms like MH-SLD and MLD provided by CXL 3.1, organizations can optimize memory utilization and minimize data movement expenses. This session will examine the benefits of MH-SLD over MLD for initial CXL device deployment, particularly focusing on the efficiency of dynamic memory allocation using DCD features. Additionally, a detailed look at the implementation of a CXL memory pooling system and its performance study will be showcased, revealing insights on memory expansion, pooling, and sharing within a multi-host environment.
PRO OMEM-202-1: Memory for AI - Solutions
Track: Other Memory Technologies
This session will discuss solutions for memory in AI, and how they address the exponential growth in high-performance memory capacity, reduce power consumption and memory density while lowering total cost of ownership. We will discuss tools and system support for processing-in-memory architectures, aiming to ease the adoption of PIM in current and future systems. Lastly, we will overview emerging non-volatile memory markets and technologies, highlighting the challenges and opportunities for mass adoption in embedded applications.
Open SPOS-202-1: SNIA: The Future of Data and Storage Technologies - NEW
Track: Sponsored Sessions
As the world both produces and consumes more data, SNIA is investigating technologies and developing standards to support and manage the proliferation of data, and the storage infrastructure it sits in. With the rapid explosion in data density, we need much more efficient ways to store data; DNA data storage looks at mimicking the efficiency of DNA to store user-generated data. With the increase of shared memory and memory at the edge, there is a need to minimize movement of data from that disaggregated memory to the host. Computational memory investigates how to perform compute in or near that memory. While the technologies in the systems integrate increasingly complex protection technologies (ala post-quantum cryptography), data protection, privacy and security concerns continue to grow. There is still much work to do to ensure secure systems.
PRO SUST-202-1: Sustainable Data Centers and Energy Efficiency
Track: Sustainability
In the realm of NAND Flash Design, ensuring a 30% reduction in power consumption is critical for the sustainability of data centers. In this session, we examine a number of methods to achieve this goal while maintaining compatibility with existing NAND interfaces, including plug-in designs, controller scalability, optimizing power consumption, and offloading data scrubbing.
03:30 PM to 04:35 PM
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PRO AIML-203-1: Generative AI
Track: AI and ML Applications
Generative AI has revolutionized the business and tech landscape, with Gen AI applications transforming industries like Retail, Fintech, and Insurance. This session explores the foundational elements of building a Gen AI application, from Prompt Engineering to Fine Tuning LLM models. Real world use cases in customer support, marketing, and HR will be discussed, showcasing the impact of generative AI across enterprise functions. On the hardware side, LLM acceleration presents challenges in computational and memory requirements, especially for edge computing. The session will explore innovative approaches to reduce GPU DRAM usage and system RAM, making LLMs more accessible on client PCs. Audience will also gain insights into memory trends and the booming HBM market in 2024.
Open CRER-203-1: Career Strategies Part 2
Track: Career Strategies
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PRO CXLT-203-1: CXL Memory Tiering
Track: CXL
In this session, we dive into the fiery world of hot data detection for CXL memory, emphasizing the importance of understanding data placement in heterogeneous memory for optimal application performance. We discuss the significance of data and control plane separation in CXL memory, highlighting its load/store access capabilities and command-based interface for RAS features. Additionally, we examine memory compression within CXL memory controllers, and touch on use cases for CXL-based active memory tiering and near memory accelerators, shedding light on the challenges and expected performance metrics in implementing these innovative approaches.
PRO OMEM-203-1: Heterogeneous Solutions for Performance
Track: Other Memory Technologies
This session will discuss heterogeneous Solutions for Performance. Chiplets and hybrid bonding have revolutionized the landscape of memory technologies, eliminating previous limitations and opening up new possibilities We will discuss how they are paving the way for innovative solutions that surpass our expectations from just a few years ago. We will also discuss breakthroughs in analog Compute-in-Memory, providing unparalleled efficiency for edge AI/ML Accelerators, and NVDIMM solutions for embedded systems utilizing DDR-4 and DDR5 memory interfaces to deliver unparalleled bandwidth up to 40GB/s. Finally we will examine a solution for near-memory computing that optimizes interconnectvity and power efficiency.
Open SPOS-203-1: NVMe Live Migration, High Availability & Event Notification–NEW
Track: Sponsored Sessions
NVM Express Standardization of Live Migration Panel At FMS 2023, NVM Express outlined the work being done to standardize Live Migration. That work is complete and NVM Express has ratified Tracking LBA Allocation with Granularity and PCIe® Infrastructure for Live Migration. This presentation details the new capabilities included in the NVM Express® (NVMe®) family of specifications that allow a host to seamlessly migrate a Virtual Machine (VM) and associated resources without affecting the user experience for use in data center load balancing and system maintenance. The presentation covers the migration of namespaces, tracking modifications to VM memory during the migration, and the migration of the controller. Manageability Adds High Availability and Event Notification The NVMe-MI™ workgroup added new features for High Availability and Asynchronous Event notifications to the NVM Express® Management Interface Specification, Revision 1.3. This session will demonstrate how multiple BMCs can manage a dual-port NVMe® storage device via SMBus/I2C. It will also demonstrate how BMCs can subscribe to receive asynchronous event notifications from NVMe storage devices to avoid costly polling.
PRO SSDT-203-1: Performance Optimization & Modeling Techniques for SSDs
Track: SSD Technology
In the world of SSD performance enhancement, the implementation of multi-segment L2P table lookups with hardware acceleration is a game-changer. By optimizing memory access performance through L2P acceleration engines and cache controllers, the performance bottleneck caused by costly CPU cycles is effectively eliminated. Additionally, SSD IO performance shaping using multiple virtual functions enables user-defined QoS groups to achieve subscribed performance levels, maximizing IO traffic efficiency. This innovative approach empowers storage systems research and development with the introduction of NVMeVirt, a versatile tool for emulating various NVMe-based storage devices at the software level. Through the introduction of conflict-free accesses with Venice, SSD parallelism is significantly improved, leading to enhanced performance and energy efficiency.
PRO SUST-203-1: Circular Economy for Storage
Track: Sustainability
In a world where data is king, complying with evolving modern-day data sanitization and verification standards is crucial. With the growing cyber threats and regulations surrounding data protection, organizations must ensure complete data sanitization and verification to avoid costly breaches. This session will explore various methods of data sanitization for different storage media, the importance of third-party verification, and a real OEM case study on implementing and verifying a sanitization process. We will look at new futuristic storage solutions like a DNA data storage system. We will also discuss the Circular Drive Initiative (CDI) and its approach to data management in the ICT industry. Finally we will explore OCP's programs like S.A.F.E, L.O.C.K, and Caliptra that ensure data security and trust for enabling storage reuse. Join the movement towards sustainable practices that reduce e-waste and environmental impact while maintaining data security and longevity.
PRO TEST-203-1: Testing NVMe Devices
Track: Testing and Performance
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08:30 AM to 09:35 AM
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Open BMKT-301-1: AI and Storage
Track: Business Strategies and Memory Markets
This session begins by examining the complexity of achieving high performance on a single NAND package for AI applications, addressing noise issues and latency concerns. We will explore innovative solutions to the Memory Wall problem in AI Data Centers, showcasing the benefits of CXL Computational Memory in optimizing data processing. We’ll dive into market forecasts and the growing trend of self-developed AI chips by major CSPs. Finally, we will offer insights into optimizing AI solutions for small to medium-sized enterprises, and discuss storage solutions for accelerating AI data pipelines.
Open COLD-301-1: Archive Market Trends, Applications and Technology Solutions Part 1
Track: Cold Data
Despite a downturn in demand, the active installed base of data continues to grow exponentially. With the majority of data becoming "cool" or "cold" within 60 days of creation, there is a pressing need for more sustainable, immutable, and secure storage solutions. This session will provide a futures outlook and challenges facing the enterprise data storage industry. Tape storage has seen a resurgence due to its security, low CO2 emissions, and cost efficiency, making it a key technology for storing cold data. HDDs remain vital in the face of increasing archival storage demand, with technical advancements driving growth and efficiency. Finally, we will discuss valuable insights from an end user perspective on the evolving archive market trends, applications, and technologies.
Open CXLT-301-1: CXL Use Cases
Track: CXL
The exciting world of CXL continues to evolve, with advancements in GenZ, CCIX, and OpenCAPI being incorporated into CXL specifications. But where is this technology headed? This session will provide valuable insights on the practical applications of CXL, from its core purpose to the needs of potential users, culminating in a forecast of CXL adoption and its impact on future computing architectures. We will also explore the potential of CXL in memory expansion and flash memory applications, offering cost-effective solutions for scaling memory capacity and enhancing performance in AI use cases.
Open DSEC-301-1: AI/ML Attacks Ransomware
Track: Data Security/Ransomware Protection
Yes, AI / ML is a boon to the bad guys, but it is also a lever for the good guys to implement. In this session three leading systems providers will outline how and where they are using ML/AI to thwart the cyber criminals
Open NETC-301-1: Networking Flash Based Storage for AI
Track: Networks and Connections
For networked flash storage in AI, high capacity, performance, and low latency are crucial to support data ingestion and training stages. This session explores key PCIe benefits for AI/ML, including low-power modes and security features like Integrity and Data Encryption. The upcoming PCIe 7.0 specification (targeting 128 GT/s) provides a clear growth path for AI chipset vendors and developers. We will discuss how the PCIe Specification offers a high bandwidth interconnect solution for AI and ML applications, allowing developers to build accelerators regardless of ASIC technology. With PCIe technology, developers can add AI accelerators in servers using various form factors for high or low power needs We will also discuss various protocols, networks, security, and scaling of storage capacity, including how accelerating GPU access to networked flash datasets requires support for fine-grained GPU accesses and secure storage technologies to prevent attacks.
Open OPSW-301-1: Linux Mainline Project Status
Track: Open Source Software
The Storage Performance Development Kit (SPDK) remains a cornerstone of the open source storage software landscape. In this session, we will delve into the latest advancements within SPDK, with a particular emphasis on its application in DPU use cases and offloading accelerators. As the demand for distributed storage solutions grows, DPUs have emerged as a key technology for offloading infrastructure tasks and enhancing network security. We will explore the development of an open software framework, inspired by the success of SPDK, that empowers users to customize and extend DPU devices We will also examine the evolution of the Linux NVMe driver, with numerous enhancements and features being added. Join us for an insightful overview of the latest developments across different transports supported by the Linux kernel.
Open SPOS-301-1: UCI Express - NEW
Track: Sponsored Sessions
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Open TEST-301-1: Memory Device Testing
Track: Testing and Performance
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09:45 AM to 10:50 AM
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Open BMKT-302-1: CTO Panel
Track: Business Strategies and Memory Markets
CTOs and their staff do not have an easy life in the flash memory industry. Things are changing rapidly, and the road ahead is almost impossible to discern or understand. So what are these people thinking currently? What do they see as basic trends that will determine the course of artificial intelligence, memory technology, and storage? And what do they think are just transient issues that will soon be forgotten? What prized techniques can they recommend for gauging the future?
PRO COLD-302-1: Archive Market Trends, Applications and Technology Solutions Part 2
Track: Cold Data
In this new session to FMS24, we will look at archive applications and technology solutions. Ceramic nano memory is a cutting-edge storage technology revolutionizing the AI Storage Dataverse, addressing the growing demand for sustainable and cost-effective data storage solutions. Concurrently, advancements in archive/cold data storage landscape and emerging technologies like silica are paving the way for even greater storage efficiency and scalability. Biomemory, on the other hand, is pushing DNA Data Storage beyond traditional cold storage applications, revolutionizing the way data is stored and accessed in data centers.
PRO CXLT-302-1: CXL AI Implications - NEW
Track: CXL
In the world of AI and data systems, the key to unlocking peak performance lies not in sheer computational power, but in the balance of memory capacity and bandwidth. The advent of Compute Express Link (CXL) technology offers a groundbreaking solution to this challenge, ushering in a new era of data-centric computing. With CXL, data center infrastructure can be optimized for maximum efficiency, reducing the strain on processor complexes and networks. The benefits are clear: improved performance, resource utilization, and power efficiencies, ultimately leading to lower operating costs. Thios session will delve into the transformative potential of CXL technology and its ability to revolutionize memory and computing in AI and data systems.
PRO DSEC-302-1: Cryptographic Keys/Quantum Cryptography
Track: Data Security/Ransomware Protection
This session will explore some of the latest approaches for locking down devices and systems. No single approach to security is enough, especially as the finish line seems to move each time we get closer. And, we are facing advanced systems that will be able to crack the codes we have used in the past. Hear from some leading technologist on what they are doing to address the hardened systems.
PRO NETC-302-1: NVMe over Fabrics Is Everywhere
Track: Networks and Connections
Join us for a technical deep dive into the groundbreaking advancements in open-source storage with Ceph and its NVMe-oF target. This session will explore the seamless integration of Ceph clusters with industry-standard protocols like NVMe-oF, revolutionizing data storage efficiency. Delve into the architectural decisions behind this integration, learn about the implementation challenges faced, and discover the key considerations for achieving high availability and exceptional performance. Additionally, gain insights into the widespread adoption of NVMe-oF as a universal host interface scheme, the benefits of offloading data redundancy computation to SSDs, and the latest developments in Ethernet-attached SSDs and HDDs technology for AI applications and beyond. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge and push the boundaries of storage capabilities.
PRO OPSW-302-1: Databases
Track: Open Source Software
In this session we explore a variety of databases that address multi-tenant caching challenges, incorporate Flexible Data Placement (FDP) with NVMe technology, and offer better performance and isolation among tenants sharing the same SSD. We will also discuss solutions that target database acceleration strategies for performance scaling and QoS requirements. Lastly, the session will look at how Microsoft SQL Server continues to evolve with advancements in memory and flash storage technologies like PMEM and SLC flash.
Open SPOS-302-1: JEDEC Session Highlighting AI and LPDDR6 Developments at FMS 2024
Track: Sponsored Sessions
JEDEC is the global standards organization that leads the development of the industry's memory standards including DRAM and NAND flash. With more than 3,000 volunteers representing over 350 member companies, JEDEC is the key forum where companies come together to decide and define the future for memory. The presentations in this session highlight JEDEC standards and how they enable and address the future of AI, cloud, and automotive applications, and will also highlight new technology initiatives important to the industry and emerging trends critical to planning for the future.
PRO TEST-302-1: General Testing Methods
Track: Testing and Performance
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12:10 PM to 01:15 PM
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PRO AIML-303-1: AI and ML Techniques
Track: AI and ML Applications
This session dives into the world of AI and ML acceleration with CXL-Attached Memory, addressing the memory and performance bottlenecks faced by AI applications in multi-processor systems. By utilizing Compute Express Link (CXL), AI data centers can expand memory capacity and bandwidth, improving efficiency and reducing errors. A case study demonstrates the optimized performance and reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) achieved through CXL-based platforms for memory-intensive AI workloads. Additionally, the potential use of machine learning in automating UVM test case generation and the importance of application-agnostic machine learning engines in SSD controllers are discussed. Lastly, the MLPerf Storage Benchmark Suite simplifies storage sizing and benchmarking for AI workloads, aiding in representation and generation of synthetic datasets for accurate analysis.
PRO AUTO-303-1: Software Defined Vehicles - NEW
Track: Automotive Applications
Adaptive memory technology in the automotive industry involves the dynamic allocation and optimization of memory resources within a vehicle's ECU and computing systems, enhancing performance, safety, and efficiency through memory allocation adjustments based on driving scenarios. Challenges in PCIe SSD robustness in cross-temperature applications are explored, focusing on overcoming overheating issues to ensure reliability and performance. The importance of flash memory storage in modern vehicles is highlighted, addressing the need for high-performance, secure solutions to enable advanced functionalities. As software-defined vehicles become prevalent, the need for high-performance, safe, and secure flash memories is emphasized to support evolving automotive architectures and standards. Embedded automotive-grade flash technology is also discussed for reliable and stable vehicle operation.
Open BMKT-303-1: Data-Intensive Customer Solutions
Track: Business Strategies and Memory Markets
As the technology of Quantum Computing starts to show promise for commercialization, the role of classical computing and storage in this evolving industry is brought into question. The focus on error correction, decoherence, and practical application of quantum algorithms raises new considerations for traditional computing systems. In a separate presentation, the selection of a fast cache solution for a 100PB tape library will be discussed, highlighting the importance of performance and cost-effectiveness in storage solutions. Additionally, an in-depth analysis of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for data centers will be presented, offering insights into optimizing investments for efficiency and cost-effectiveness. The delivery of differentiated value in hybrid cloud environments will also be explored, emphasizing the importance of data protection and resilience in today's threat landscape. Finally, the balancing of HDD and SSD in large-scale deployments will be examined, providing guidance on optimizing storage technologies for varying use cases.
PRO CLDS-303-1: Cloud Solution/Technology Innovations
Track: Cloud Storage and Applications
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PRO DSEC-303-1: Addressing Device Exposures
Track: Data Security/Ransomware Protection
Physical devices, memory, drives, USB’s all pose threats when introduced to systems, especially when the chain of custody may be cloudy. The speakers in this session will bring to light some of the latest threats and approaches to assure the devices are clean and non -threatening before they are introduced into the systems environment
PRO NETC-303-1: CXL and PCIe Memory Fabrics
Track: Networks and Connections
This session will discuss a variety of CXL and PCIe memory fabrics. Traditional HPC architectures can be inefficient, with underutilized resources leading to wasted energy. Composable Disaggregated Infrastructure (CDI) offers a solution by dynamically composing servers with shared hardware resources. The OpenFabrics Alliance is developing Sunfish, an open-source management framework to control and monitor computing resources across different fabric types. Scaling GPU clusters and low-latency memory fabrics is crucial for AI workloads. Active PCIe/CXL cabling solutions are needed to connect larger clusters efficiently. Attendees will learn about the limitations of passive PCIe DAC solutions and the benefits of active cabling for scalability and reliability.Lastly, we will explore PCIe Gen5 fabric implementation and the impact of Fabric Attached CXL Memory Systems on key industries..
PRO OPSW-303-1: Memory Management Ecosystem
Track: Open Source Software
In the world of computing, CXL technology is set to revolutionize the way we think about memory management. With the ability to share memory coherently across multiple compute nodes, the possibilities for software applications are endless. However, the lack of a comprehensive software development environment and industry standard tools has been holding back the widespread adoption of CXL technology. Thankfully, we have developed an open source solution to address these challenges. With tools like 'Jack' for fabric management and a software development environment that integrates virtual CXL switch capabilities, we are paving the way for a future where shared memory software is the norm. Join us as we dive into the current state of the Linux CXL ecosystem and explore the benefits of a Unified Memory Framework, providing a unified API for diverse memory technologies. The future of computing is bright, and with these innovations, we are ready to embrace it head on.
PRO SSDT-303-1: Power Optimization & Telemetry Features for SSDs
Track: SSD Technology
In this session we look at power optimization and telemetry features for SSD that have the potential to revolutionize the economics of data center operations. By optimizing the performance-to-power ratio through SSD controllers, data centers can achieve unparalleled levels of efficiency, resilience, and cost-effectiveness. Leveraging the latest advancements in controller design and NAND technology, data centers can unlock new levels of performance while minimizing their environmental footprint. This session will provide insights into the efficient design principles driving the next generation of storage solutions, and the pivotal role SSD controllers play in shaping the future of data center TCO.
01:25 PM to 02:30 PM
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Open ACAD-304-1: Academic
Track: Academic
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PRO AUTO-304-1: Vehicle to Everything - NEW
Track: Automotive Applications
As we drive into the future of automotive technology, advancements in storage solutions are key to meeting the demands of autonomous and V2X vehicles. With the increasing amount of data being stored and transferred in vehicles, higher speed and capacity are essential. Security and safety of this data are also critical considerations in this connected environment. The industry is moving towards domain and centralized architectures, and the presentation will highlight the benefits of advanced SSD technology in enhancing efficiency and resource allocation. Additionally, the adoption of CXL in automotive applications presents new opportunities for next-generation car designs. Stay ahead of the curve with the latest trends in automotive storage implementation and verification challenges. Explore how MRAM is revolutionizing energy-efficient computing in automotive applications, providing new architectural choices and connectivity options for future vehicles.
PRO DCTR-304-1: Enterprise Storage Part 2
Track: Data Center Applications
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PRO INVT-304-1: Invited Talk with David Flynn
Track: Invited Talks
In the landscape of artificial intelligence, architectural complexities of large-scale computing - spanning hundreds to thousands of processors and storage nodes, accessed by a myriad of researchers for debugging and code adjustments - present a formidable challenge. Yet, it is within these environments that the future of AI is being forged. Central to unlocking this potential is embracing open standards, which empower enterprises to harness specialized capabilities previously reserved for Hyperscaler and High-Performance Computing (HPC) environments. This session illuminates the pioneering advancements spearheaded by Meta and Hammerspace in revolutionizing the parallel network file system (NFS), a cornerstone for AI endeavors. Our focus zeroes in on contributions to the Linux NFS kernel, incorporating robust data protection mechanisms into the pNFS with the FlexFiles NFS client. These enhancements are not merely technical milestones; they represent a leap forward in enabling unparalleled data protection, alongside parallel and shared data access across any Linux client and storage node
PRO OPSW-304-1: AI Open-Ecosystem - NEW
Track: Open Source Software
Join us as we explore the future of AI technology in this exciting session. We begin with an in-depth exploration of the impact of Open Source LLMs and Vector Databases on Generative AI. We dive into the world of building Gen AI applications from scratch, including prompt engineering and fine tuning and learn how to maximize performance and accuracy with open-source vector databases. We will discover the crucial design parameters for storage accelerators in AI clusters, and the role of open source solutions in driving innovation. Lastly we will look at open source ecosystems for GenAI.
PRO QLCP-304-1: QLC and PLC
Track: QLC and PLC
In the fast-evolving world of storage technology, the question of whether QLC SSDs will eventually displace Near-Line HDDs is a hot topic. This session will delve into the factors influencing this transition, such as retention, reliability, density, and cost. Industry trends and customer use cases will also be explored to determine when this shift may take place. We will highlight the innovations and challenges of QLC NAND Flash technology, including capacity optimization, performance enhancement, and data integrity. Lastly, the session will address how QLC SSDs are enabling new use cases in cloud and enterprise environments, as well as the strategic choices data center architects can make to leverage QLC technology effectively in their infrastructure.
PRO SSDT-304-1: New Form Factors and Interfaces for SSDs
Track: SSD Technology
This session discusses new form factors and interfaces for SSDs. As use cases evolve, the need for differentiated SSD solutions becomes apparent. From data centers to edge applications, SSDs must be tailored to meet specific demands, offering enhanced endurance and intelligent telemetry. The E3.S form factor is reshaping the landscape for NVMe applications, offering superior performance and density over traditional 2.5" drives. The advent of PCIe Gen6 brings new challenges for SSD deployment, requiring careful electrical validation and testing to ensure optimal performance at scale. CFexpress 4.0, utilizing PCIe 4.0 and NVMe 1.4, has revolutionized the high-end camera market with its impressive bandwidth capabilities. But its potential extends beyond photography, making waves in the industrial sector.
02:40 PM to 03:40 PM
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Open SPEC-305-1: Memory-Intensive Storage Solutions for AI: Pushing the Limits !!!
Track: AI and ML Applications
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