Friday, March 24th, 2017

July 2016 – Following the Creative Storage Conference, we had a chance to talk to Jeff Greenwald of HGST (now a part of Western Digital) about the shifting nature of content storage. The stage of data at rest is disappearing which is changing the design and use of tiering. The data that used to be [...]

June 2016 – In a discussion with James Jordan of the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG), we talked about the directions in research and the shifts in university, industry and government roles in the development of medial solutions. The role of the development environment has changed based on the limited number of venture capitalists in [...]

April 6, 2016, GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, CA—Tom Curtin from Dimension Technology discussed the value of providing 3-D information to users in situations of visual dominance. Visual computing and glasses-free 3-D displays can help users to improve performance. 3-D content that is displayed to users can help to improve situational awareness and improve real-time [...]

November 10, 2015, ARM Techcon, Santa Clara, CA—Sean Newton from ST Microelectronics provided insights into the need for various types of security in designs. The basics of security have to be modified for microcontroller-class devices to be most effective with the limited resources available. The headline events about hacks and breaches into data and devices [...]

November 11, 2015, ARM Techcon, Santa Clara, CA—Simon Segars from ARM described the changes in mindset and products that will be necessary for trust and security in a connected world. The advances in technology enable more devices to share data magnifying the conflict between privacy and the use of shared data. The new world needs [...]

September 22, 2015, SNIA, Storage Developer Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Jorge Campello from HGST described the latest technologies for magnetic data storage. Shingled magnetic recording (SMR) is the latest incarnation of hard disc drive. The new technology puts data into zones of overlapped tracks to increase track and data density. Zones are independent, but sectors within [...]

September 22, 2015, SNIA Storage Developer Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Jeff Chang from AgigA Tech and Arthur Sainio from Smart Modular presented a cookbook for NV DIMM use. The learning objectives are to understand what an NVDIMM is, how they can improve system performance, and how to integrate them into your system. The modifications to hardware, [...]

September 21, 2015, SNIA Storage Developer Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Christina Lara from IBM explained why system-level verification must include full scale testing. Many installations see peaks of activity that can overload systems and small user base equivalent testing will not stress the system enough to bring out these problems. Most systems are built from a [...]

September 21, 2015, SNIA Storage Developer Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Tejas Wanjari from EMC presented concepts on in-memory data mirroring integrity in distributed systems. The intent is to more clearly identify error sources and error mitigation processes. New systems are redefining data changes. Disc checksums are for older data and now undetected corruption is not acceptable [...]

September 21, 2015, SNIA Storage Developer Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Luke Behnke from Bitcasa surmised that the move to the cloud is a challenge for developers who face the choices of building infrastructure or losing your data in someone’s box. The changing nature of storage is driving the need to store more data in restricted spaces. [...]