Call for Participation:

Persistent Programming In Real Life 2020

Early Registration Deadline
October 30, 2020
Registration Deadline
October 30, 2020
The program for PIRL’20 is up and it’s pretty amazing!  You can Register here.
Persistent Programming In Real Life (PIRL) 2020 brings (virtually) together software development leaders interested in learning about programming methodologies for persistent memories and sharing their experiences with others.

This is a meeting for developer project leads on the front lines of persistent programming, not sales, marketing, or non-technical management. This month-long virtual event will enable leaders to learn what their peers have done, and want to do, with persistent memory, what worked, what was hard, and what was surprising.

PIRL is a production of SNIA and the Non-Volatile Systems Lab at UC San Diego Computer Science Departement.

PIRL’20 will feature

  • Six outstanding keynotes from leaders at cutting edge of using persistence in real life.
  • Another 10 presentations from industry and academia on a wide range of PIRLy topics.

COVID requires a different format for this year’s meeting.  PIRL will run for 3 hours a day on October 16th, 23rd, and 30th.  Each day will have 2 keynotes and 3-4 other presentations.   It should be fast-paced and interesting.

Registration is very affordable: $50 gets you access to everything.

Register here.


October 16th:

  • Doug Hood (Oracle): The reality of using Intel Optane persistent memory with a SQL In-Memory Database
  • Charles Fan (MemVerge): Software-defined Memory Service Combining Persistent Memory and DRAM

October 23rd:

  • Samir Raizada (Verizon Media): Driving Technology adoption – Persistent Memory: Opportunities, Approaches and Learnings
  • William Wang (Arm Research): Software Implications of Persistent Memory and Architectural Support

October 30th:

  • Jia Shi (Oracle): Oracle Exadata – How did we harness the power of PMEM?
  • Dieter Kasper (Fujitsu): Persistent Memory as a Game Changer for a Data-Centric World