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We had a busy couple of weeks at Eideticom recently with Open Compute (OCP) Summit and the NVM Express Annual Meeting back-to-back. In this blog I wanted to fill you in on some of our activities at those two events.

Eideticom is a leader in Computational Storage! Computational Storage is a new computer architecture initiative that aims to improve the performance, efficiency and cost of computer systems by moving computation tasks closer to the storage layer.

In this blog we will look back on a great 2018 for the Computational Storage initiative and look forward to 2019 and discuss some of the things we expect to see.

On Sunday November 4th 2018 Linus Torvalds released the first candidate for the 4.20 Linux kernel and it includes the upstream version of the Eideticom Peer-to-Peer DMA (p2pdma) framework! This framework is an important part of the evolution of PCIe and NVM Express Computational Storage as it will allow NVMe and other PCIe devices to move data between themselves without having to DMA via CPU memory.