PCIe SSD Application Platform
20130725 - 20150423
Mr Yiu-kei Li
1. NAND Flash based SSD card with PCIe Gen2 x8 interface a. FPGA based PCIe card b. NAND Flash sub-modules c. Schematic and layout database 2. SSD controller in FPGA a. FPGA design and Flash Translation Layer (FTL) firmware b. RTL and FPGA download file c. Firmware (FW) development environment 3. Device driver and middleware a. PCIe device driver supporting NVMe protocol b. Middleware identifying the workload pattern and data attribute
Dr Keh Chung WANG Mr Jacky Wang Mr Xiao Ji Wang Ms Cindy Tang Mr Shuguang Xian Mr Shuihua Hu Mr Banghong Chen Mr Richard Sun Mr Weiqing Gu Mr Fangyao Chen Mr Mark Mok Mr King Hung Chiu Mr Yat Pang Cheung Mr Gordon Chung Mr Chan Fai Lam Mr Ka Leung Ho Mr Chi Fai Tang Mr Yun Kau Lee Mr Peng Luo Ms Rita Cheng Mr Lap Yan Choi Mr Jingwei Liu
Inspur (shandong) Electronic Information Corp. [Sponsor] Renice Technology Co. Ltd
Due to development of network applications and services for consumers and business users, information and data carried by servers and storage systems are showing explosive growth. Although the bandwidth and processor speeds of a modern network system have been significantly improved, the performance of data access, and storage did not match the processor performance due to the inherent mechanical properties of traditional hard disk drives. As a result, the overall system performance is inadequate. With NAND FLASH based solid-state storage, the performance of data access and storage is significantly improved. Through the high speed PCIe interface, SSD can be deployed in the server and storage array control unit to provide a high performance data access cache. This project will develop a PCIe solid state storage accelerator card for enterprise data center and cloud storage, provide high-speed data access and storage performance for cloud applications, and facilitate development and application of cloud computing and cloud storage.