Conference: Flash Memory Summit 2012

Brian A. Berg, Coordinator for CNSV involvement

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012        

The Flash Memory Summit is a 3-day conference: August 21-23. Registration for the whole conference at earlybird prices, and for free admission to the Exhibition Area and other sessions, is available here through Thu., Aug. 16. CNSV members can save $100 when registering for the full conference using “IEEE” as their Priority Code.

CNSV will have a booth in the Exhibition Area. If you wish to be in this booth during part of the conference to promote both your consultancy and CNSV, contact Brian A. Berg.

This conference will provide attendees with practical information on the current state of flash memory and its applications. The program consists of tutorials, panel discussions, keynotes, paper sessions, workshops and special sessions. Tutorials will include Flash in Data Centers, Flash Memory-Based Architectures, Enterprise Solid State Drives (SSDs), SSD Technology, NVMe, Next-Generation Controllers, Enterprise Storage Applications, Testing/Performance/Endurance, Enterprise Caching, Flash and Virtualization, LDPC Coding and Client Caching.

Flash Memory is a type of nonvolatile memory that can be erased and rewritten in units called blocks. Flash is rugged, small, low-cost, low-power, and fast. It allows for compact systems with simple startup and low power consumption. It is ideal for consumer applications such as cellphones, digital cameras and music players, and is also useful in computers, communications systems and military/defense applications. It can replace hard disks for storage in applications where its higher cost is balanced by its smaller size, greater ruggedness, and lower power consumption.

CNSV member and NVIDIA Senior Hardware Engineer Kiran Gunnam, Chair of the IEEE Professional Activities Committee for Engineers (PACE) of our Santa Clara Valley (SCV) Section, has created and is chairing a special IEEE Tutorial at this year’s conference titled VLSI Architectures and Implementations for LDPC Decoding.

Location: Santa Clara Convention Center

5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054
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