PCIe latency is critical, but so is software latency. Fully leveraging the speed of flash and other memories is going to require very aggressive efforts to reduce or eliminate software interactions. A group at UCSD has been doing work in that direction by moving some file system functions into hardware. The paper describing their work is here: http://cseweb.ucsd.edu/users/swanson/papers/Asplos2012MonetaD.pdf
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.