SNIA and OpenFabrics Alliance Announce Collaboration
April 9, 2018 -- The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and the OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) have formed an alliance to collaborate on activities that advance remote access to persistent memory and the adoption of remote persistent memory as a mainstream technology. Remote access is important because modern applications span multiple systems, and this collaboration will bring the benefit of persistent memory to these applications.
Initial objectives for the collaboration between the SNIA Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Programming Technical Work Group (TWG) and the OFA OpenFabrics Interfaces Working Group are to describe a series of usage models for remote persistent memory (i.e. resilience, disaggregation, shared information, etc), and to define the application programming interfaces (APIs) needed to support those usage models.
Alliance activities will be discussed in a series of sessions at the upcoming OFA Workshop on April 9-13, 2018 in Boulder, CO.