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Free SSD Training in Chicago

June 25th | 1-4pm CDT | Chicago, IL

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Join us for an in-person workshop with Keith McKay in the International Computer Concepts (ICC) office.

Networking happy hour to follow the workshop!

1pm – 4:00pmFrom a NAND cell to NVMe: Understanding SSDs to get more from your servers
Are you always looking for ways to tweak your servers for more performance, better latency, or better power efficiency? In this training, you’ll gain valuable insight into the inner workings of SSDs and how to leverage your drives to get more from your servers. We will explore how SSDs are designed and constructed starting from a single NAND cell. Participants will learn the key aspects of NAND operation, how NAND is formed into a storage media, and the major components and responsibilities of a storage controller. Throughout this journey, design trade-offs for different SSD applications will be explored. Attendees will leave with a better intuition of SSD operation and use this knowledge to improve how they evaluate or troubleshoot SSD performance, how that SSD performance can impact (positively and negatively) system and application performance, and better understand how future trends such as QLC or PCIe Gen6 will affect the SSD landscape.