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Wednesday, March 22 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Panel Discussion: Present and Future of Persistent Memory Support in Linux - Moderated by Dan Williams, Intel

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The kernel developers on this panel are at the forefront of persistent memory enabling in Linux. Persistent memory changes fundamental assumptions about storage in the kernel and this has led to healthy debates about how to evolve the kernel into a persistent memory future. The discussion will range from the infrastructure that the kernel has gained to date and look forward to the capabilities that are on the horizon.

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Dan Williams

Software Engineer, Intel
Dan is a Linux kernel developer in Intel Open Source Technology Center primarily focused on storage technologies. Most recently he has been involved in persistent memory enabling as a maintainer of the Linux kernel libnvdimm sub-system. He led the Persistent Memory micro-conference at Linux Plumbers 2015 and has presented at the Vault conference the previous 2 years.


Christoph Hellwig

Christoph Hellwig has been working on Linux Storage and File system projects for 15 years. He works all the way up and down the Storage and File system stack, and runs a business focused on Linux Storage architecture and training.

Jan Kara

Jan Kara is doing Linux kernel hacking in file systems area over 15 years. He is the maintainer of udf file system, and quota subsystem, working also on other file systems, writeback logic, notification framework, and other miscellaneous stuff. Currently he is working as a kernel engineer for SUSE. The speaker led several sessions in past Kernel Summits and Linux Storage, Filesystem, and MM Summits.

Linda Knippers

Distinguished Technologist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Jeff Moyer

Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat, Inc.
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Visha Verma

Software Engineer, Intel
Vishal works in Intel's OTC, and is part of the team enabling NVDIMMs on Linux. Talk to him about NVDIMMs, DAX, Sector Atomicity, Media errors on NVDIMMs and how they are handled.
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Ross Zwisler

Linux Kernel Developer, Intel
Ross is a Linux kernel developer currently focused on enabling persistent memory. His primary contributions have been to the PMEM and ND BLK persistent memory block drivers and to the DAX (direct access) filesystem feature.

Wednesday March 22, 2017 4:00pm - 4:50pm
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