SEF Software Development Kit Announced by The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is eager to announce a momentous achievement in the field of storage technology by introducing the Software Enabled Flash (SEF) Software Development Kit (SDK). KIOXIA, a key contributor to the Software-Enabled Flash project, has generously donated the hardware and SDK. This launch signifies a pivotal moment for developers who aspire to gain exceptional access to the innovative possibilities of flash storage applications.

The SEF project is thrilled to welcome KIOXIA’s groundbreaking donation of the software-defined flash native SDK, empowering developers with unprecedented capabilities to craft custom and unique software for flash storage applications. This strategic move aligns with the SEF project’s mission to foster innovation and collaboration within the open source community.

The donated hardware includes the SEF project SDK, offering data center storage developers access to sample code and the ability to harness the full potential of flash media control. This encompasses WAF reduction, latency control, support for multiple protocols like ZNS and FDP, or Block, and promises future capabilities through this dynamic and programmable software-defined approach to flash.

“We are extremely happy to reach this milestone and release the software development kit to the Software-Enabled Flash project,” said Eric Ries, Senior Vice President of the Memory and Storage Strategy Division for KIOXIA America, Inc. “This release now opens the way to new and innovative uses of flash for storage applications that leverage the creativity and inventiveness of the users, developers, and the open-source communities.”

The SEF SDK, along with the API and command specifications, are readily available for download on the SEF GitHub (R). Developers can find comprehensive information, documentation, and tutorials about the SEF project at

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