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24G SAS Connectivity Spotlighted by SCSI Trade Association at 2021 Storage Developer Conference – Sept. 27, 2021

For more than 15 years, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) has been the storage technology of choice for business-critical applications in data centers. The SCSI Trade Association (STA) today announced 24G SAS storage connectivity will be in the spotlight at the 2021 Storage Developer Conference, a must-attend storage industry event sponsored by the Storage Networking Industry Association.

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Join STA and Chia Network for a New Webcast

“Why SAS is a Gold Mine for Crypto”

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

1:00 p.m. EST / 10:00 a.m. PST

Cameron Brett
STA President
Sr. Director, Enterprise and Cloud Storage Marketing, KIOXIA America
Jonmichael Hands
VP, Storage Business Development, Chia Network

About this Webcast

Just as with mining in the real world, the people who mine cryptocurrency use powerful equipment to increase their chance of finding valuable resources. But all that power comes at a cost: namely, massive energy consumption. However, next generation blockchains such as the Chia Network could change all that. Unlike other cryptocurrencies, you don’t mine Chia with a processor, graphics card, or an ASIC miner. Instead, you farm Chia with storage space, which is where hard drives and solid-state drives come in, using the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) infrastructure to connect them.

In this webinar, Jonmichael Hands, VP Storage Business Development, Chia Network, will explain the “proof of space and time” (storage capacity) concept that is the foundation of the Chia network, and why SAS is a great technology for farming Chia. He will also discuss the difference between Chia plotting and farming and how they are carried out with the use of storage devices.

The webinar will be moderated by Cameron Brett, president of the SCSI Trade Association (STA) and director of Enterprise and Cloud Storage Marketing at KIOXIA America. SAS is the leading storage interface used in enterprise servers and storage deployments in data centers.

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“SAS vs. NVMe Interface Smackdown” Webcast

Let’s get ready to rumble!

In one corner, we have Cameron Brett, president of the SCSI Trade Association and Director of Enterprise and Cloud Storage Marketing at KIOXIA America, representing Serial Attached SCSI (SAS). The 30-year market incumbent, SAS is the dominant storage interface used in enterprise servers and storage deployments in data centers.

In the other corner, we have Jonmichael Hands, NVM Express™ Marketing Workgroup co-chair and Sr. Strategic Planner and Product Manager at Intel representing the NVM Express interface. NVMe is a high-performance and latency-optimized protocol built from the ground up for non-volatile memories deployed on a PCI Express® bus. NVMe SSDs are the up-and-coming challenger for data center dominance.

Refereed by Don Jeanette, Vice President, TRENDFOCUS, this lively discussion will cover an overview of each interface and punch down into the benefits and features of each. Is there enough room in the data center for both? Or can there be only one?

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Read the transcript of the Q&A from the webcast here

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