Computer Systems and Engineering Seminar Series

Open-Channel Solid State Drives

Speaker:Matias Bjorling
Date: Friday, April 22, 2016
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: D344 LSRC, Duke
Box lunch provided.


The talk presents an introduction to Open-Channels SSDs and LightNVM - the kernel subsystem for Open-Channel SSDs. Open-Channel SSDs allow users to control data placement and garbage collection within an SSD. Providing both consistent latency and throughput in high-performance workloads. The primary objective of this talk is to show the possibilities of this new storage interface, its architecture, status and roadmap for LightNVM of both upcoming kernel functionality and user-space support.


Matias Bjorling obtained a Ph.D. in operating systems and Solid State Drives from IT University of Copenhagen. He is currently a member of CNEX Labs technical staff. Before that, he worked with performance characterization of flash-based SSDs, operating- and database systems research and the multi-queue block layer. Matias is a contributor to the Linux Kernel and is the maintainer of the LightNVM subsystem for Open-Channel SSDs.

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