Intel’s Storage Performance Development Kit made quite an impression on the Storage Field Day delegates. Dan Frith is no exception. He’s written up his thoughts on how it impact the emerging NVMe storage space. SPDK is able to offer much lower latency and better scaling IOPS than the standard Linux kernel, mainly by replacing its kernel-based interrupt-driven driver. This centers storage CPU needs on dedicated cores, and frees up overall system resources. In use cases, early customers have seen a roughly 300% improvement in latency and IOPS. The presentation left Dan “mighty excited”!