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Wednesday, June 20 • 11:10 - 11:40
NVDIMM Overview - George Dunlap, Citrix Systems R&D UK Ltd

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NVDIMM is a standard for allowing non-volatile memory to be
exposed to as normal RAM, which can be directly mapped to guests.
This simple concept has the potential to dramatically change the way
software is written; but also has a number of surprising problems to
solve. Furthermore, this area is plagued with incomplete
specifications and confusing terminoligy.

This talk will attempt to give an overview of NVDIMMs from an
operating system perspective: What the terminology means, how they are
discovered and partitioned, issues relating to filesystems, a brief
description of the functionality available in Linux, and so on. It
will then describe the various issues and design choices a Xen system
has to make in order to allow Xen systems to use NVDIMMs effectively.


George Dunlap

Principal Software Engineer, Citrix
George Dunlap worked with the Xen project while a graduate student at the University of Michigan before receiving his PhD in 2006. He is currently working as Principal Software Engineer for Citrix on the open-source Xen team in Cambridge, England. He has done work in many areas of... Read More →

Wednesday June 20, 2018 11:10 - 11:40 GMT+07
Jiangning, Level 2

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