Flash Memory Summit originally started with a focus on flash memory, a new technology which would revolutionize embedded designs. Over the next 20 years, though, the show became more about SSDs, until our software discussions were pushed to the margins.
With Tuxera, Datalight now returns to Flash Memory Summit, and I am happy to report that the embedded designs are making a comeback - primarily in Automotive. With 6 Automotive tracks and a keynote focused on AI and autonomous vehicles and fleets, this particular embedded focus has solidly arrived.
Bernd Niedermeier spoke on how Automotive Storage Management at the Edge impacts integrity and security. His session was part of an automotive track with 55 attendees and some interesting questions. Also presenting on that track were Data I/O, Cypress, and Macronix.
My own talk, admittedly with a slant towards the SSD, is in the main ballroom. My focus will be on the paper we released on SSD failures, and it should be fun educating this audience about the underlying NAND flash and the types of failures that can show up. The final message is on the stale data failures we've found, and the only file system on Linux that can detect those - Reliance Nitro.
Datalight and Tuxera will be at the show on Wednesday and Thursday also, so if you are reading this on the 6th or 7th of August and you are in the area, we'd love to visit with you! Tuxera is located in booth #854, and the expo floor is open until 7pm. Look for more blog entries here and at Tuxera.