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.

Every year SNIA holds an event called Storage Developers’ Conference in San Jose. This year’s event was, as usual, an excellent technical conference attended by a Who’s Who of the storage architect world. As well as having excellent technical tracks this event is renowned for its networking with plenty of opportunities for hallway and bar conversations.

In a previous blog I was very pleased to announce that Eideticom, in partnership with Xilinx, IBM and Rackspace, performed the first public demo of NVM Express at PCIe Gen4. In this blog I’d like to give a Mellanox ARM64 update to that work and tie it into the bringup of our U.2 NoLoadTM!