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Wednesday, March 21


Bryce Canyon System Improvements
Bryce Canyon went through several changes to address thermal/mechanical findings, and we have improved the serviceability and robustness with some of these changes. This refresher session will recap what Bryce Canyon is, throw some details on the changes in hardware, and finally hit on the spec update and EE/ME design kit we will be releasing to OCP before the summit.

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Yong Jiang

Storage Engineer, Facebook
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CK Kho

Mechanical Engineer, Facebook, Inc
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Madhavan Ravi


Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:00am - 9:25am
210 C


Intel Innovations. Re-Imagining Data Center Storage and Memory
Growth in data stored is putting pressure on budgets and services delivery.  At the same time, service providers are looking for ways to enhance products and services through new data insights.  These trends demand a rethinking of storage and memory architecture.  Learn how Intel's storage and memory innovations such as Intel® Optane™ Technology, Intel® 3D NAND Technology and EDSFF form factors can enable the OCP community to meet these challenges and opportunities.


Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:25am - 9:50am
210 C


Storing and Protecting Data at Cloud Scale Using Project Olympus Hardware
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Michael McGrath

Storage Technologist, Microsoft

Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:50am - 10:20am
210 C


Health Chain Management - Sub-Group Update
In the datacenter environment, millions of drives are running and failing at any given moment. How we can automate the storage device management is a huge challenge for storage engineers. Apple and Seagate initiated the Health Chain Management subgroup under the Storage track back to 2017. We'd like to give the community an update on the latest development status.

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Jun Liu

Principal Cloud Architect, Seagate
Jun Liu is a principle Cloud architect working on the Seagate Technology Strategy and Product Planning team. She had spent over 12 years in software development. During the last 8 years, Jun has been focusing on the Cloud computing environment, including hyperscale storage device... Read More →

Naman Nair

Naman Nair works for Apple as a hardware engineer with Apple Internet Services Organization.  Naman has fifteen years’ experience in storage with an emphasis on developing RAS solutions for storage sub-systems with HDDs, at Sun Microsystems, Broadcom Limited and Apple.

Wednesday March 21, 2018 10:20am - 10:45am
210 C


SK Telecom: Shareable DAS Pool with All NVMe Array

Eric H. Chang

SK Telecom

Wednesday March 21, 2018 10:45am - 11:10am
210 C


Datacenter Initiatives and Programs for Storage
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Mark Carlson

Principal Engineer, CoChair SNIA TC, Toshiba Memory
Co-Chair SNIA Technical Council Co-chair Object Drive TWG Co-chair Cloud Storage TWG Principal Engineer, Industry Standards at Toshiba, has more than 35 years of experience with Networking and Storage development and more than 18 years experience with Java technology. Mark was one... Read More →

Wednesday March 21, 2018 11:10am - 11:35am
210 C


CINABRO: A Software Driven, Open Flash Array Architecture for Scalable Cloud Storage Services
CINABRO is a disaggregated flash array storage systems based on COTS server components. The architecture potentially removes redundancies across SSD units and leverage much more powerful and cost-effective server CPU/memory. Its flash controllers carry out only the core features that are absolutely required to be performed in hardware. All the remaining features, which include FTLs/flash array  managers/optimizers, execute as software on the COTS server based platform. Thus, the aforementioned first problem can be addressed by continuously adapting the host array software to diverse cloud storage requirements. Second problem can be addressed by rapidly integrating the noncomplex yet robust CINABRO flash controllers with the latest NANDs, including 3D TLC and QLC devices. In the presentation, we will cover CINABRO architecture, its open source software and open hardware characteristics, development status and plans. Our prototype is built of OpenSSD, Open-Channel CSSD interface, SPDK (Storage Performance Development Kit) , NVMe-oF, Docker and Kubernetes.

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Sungjoon Ahn

VP of Engineering, Circuit Blvd., Inc.

Wednesday March 21, 2018 11:35am - 12:00pm
210 C


Tri-mode (SAS / SATA / NVMe) Storage Solution on Rackspace OCP Barreleye G2 Server
Wondering what a Universal backplane means ? Want to be prepared the SAS / SATA to NVMe transition ? Want to build a system that supports SAS / SATA / NVMe drives in the same slot ? Or just want to to how we have built it ? Curious if you can build NVMe RAID yet ? Want to more about U.3 ? Wondering if time for PCIe Gen4 backplane yet ? 
Come attend this session to understand why we think we’ve built a perfect vehicle for storage market transition. 
This session will start with couple of demos around tri-mode storage in Barreleye G2 server. Then it take you through the engineering specifics around implementation. Rest of the session is around how this implementation is modular enough to be integrated into any OCP server / JBOD. We will discuss about this serving as OCP tri-mode implementation reference. We will also talk about what us as an industry need to do in-order to make tri-mode implementations easy and scale to next generation (PCIe Gen4 / SAS 4.0).

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Adi Gangidi

Senior Systems Design Engineer, Rackspace
Adi Gangidi is a Senior Systems Design Engineer at Rackspace, leading the Barreleye G2 program, an OpenPOWER / Open Compute initiative. He helps Rackspace build and scale, the high-performance, cost-effective, Barreleye / Zaius Servers , featuring IBM POWER 8/9 processors. He is excited... Read More →

Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
210 C


Hybrid SMR Disks

Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:30pm - 1:55pm
210 C


Linux Kernel Support for Hybrid SMR Devices
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Damien Le Moal

Director, Western Digital
Damien Le Moal manages the System Software Group within Western Digital Research. Damien is a regular contributor to Linux kernel block I/O stack and file system support for the ZBC and ZAC standards (zoned block devices) and is a maintainer of the kernel dm-zoned device mapper and... Read More →

Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:55pm - 2:15pm
210 C


Open Discussion Time
Wednesday March 21, 2018 2:15pm - 2:35pm
210 C


Introduction to HDD Field Accessible Reliability Metrics
In the industry, we all know SMART won’t be able to provide the smartest diagnostic information. How can we better understand the field HDD operation condition? Seagate introduces the "Field Accessible Reliability Metrics" which provides a single source of drive health condition and predictive failure information.

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Jun Liu

Principal Cloud Architect, Seagate
Jun Liu is a principle Cloud architect working on the Seagate Technology Strategy and Product Planning team. She had spent over 12 years in software development. During the last 8 years, Jun has been focusing on the Cloud computing environment, including hyperscale storage device... Read More →

Wednesday March 21, 2018 2:35pm - 3:00pm
210 C