Oct 12 – 16, 2015
Brookhaven National Laboratory
America/New_York timezone

NVM Express (NVMe): An Overview and Performance Study

Oct 15, 2015, 4:30 PM
Bldg. 510 - Physics Department Large Seminar Room (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

Bldg. 510 - Physics Department Large Seminar Room

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Upton, NY 11973
Computing & Batch Services Computing and Batch Services


Christopher Hollowell (Brookhaven National Laboratory)


NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory express) is a leading-edge SSD technology where drives are directly attached to the PCI-e bus. Typical SAS/SATA controllers are optimized for use with traditional rotating hard drives, and as such can increase latency, and reduce the bandwidth available to attached SSDs. Since NVMe drives bypass a SAS/SATA controller, they can help minimize/eliminate performance reductions often seen when using these controllers with solid state storage. NVMe may become a key building block in future applications that require high-performance disk storage. This presentation describes the testbeds used to evaluate this technology in the context of a data center with a heterogeneous user community and a variety of applications, and summarizes performance and the pros and cons in the RACF environment.
Length of presentation (max. 20 minutes) 20

Primary authors

Alexandr Zaytsev (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US)) Christopher Hollowell (Brookhaven National Laboratory) Costin Caramarcu (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US)) Mr Shawn Hoose (Brookhaven National Laboratory) Mr Tejas Rao (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

Presentation materials