NVM Express Specification released for PCIe-based SSDs

The NVMHCI Work Group has released the NVM Express 1.0 specification. It has been designed to allow the industry to create PCI Express based Solid State Drives (SSDs) that will improve the performance of SSDs operating on multicore architectures.

Intel, along with 70 NVMHCI members, collaborated on the spec so OEMs can create devices that work with multiple vendors. The specification is intended for hardware component designers, system builders and device driver (software) developers. NVM Express was developed by more than 70 members of the Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller Interface (NVMHCI) Workgroup. Download NVMHCI 1.0 specification