Hosted at

34th International Conference
on Massive Storage Systems
and Technology (MSST 2018)
May 14 — 16, 2018

Sponsored by Santa Clara University,
School of Engineering

Since the conference was founded by the leading national laboratories, MSST has been a venue for massive-scale storage system designers and implementers, storage architects, researchers, and vendors to share best practices and discuss building and securing the world's largest storage systems for high-performance computing, web-scale systems, and enterprises.

Hosted at
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA

Invited Track Speaker

Alan Poston, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Lloyd (Alan) Poston has been involved with HPC storage for nearly 35 years starting with a college internship to write Cray-1 Cray Station code and later writing the entire I/O front end code for the Denelcor HEP parallel processor ( the first SuperComputer to run Unix ). A ten-year career at NASA Ames followed where he was the Project Lead for NAStor, a hierarchical storage management system. While at NASA Lloyd implemented the first RAID-5 storage array in the world after funding the Berkeley RAID efforts. He was also instrumental in funding GFS (later Sistina), one of the first parallel file systems. More recently he was Chief Architect for ClusterStor, the Xyratex / Seagate / Cray appliance like implementation of the Lustre File System. He recently finished a project at HPE for shared third party NVME shared storage (similar to but distinct from Fabric NVMe) for their Tier-Zero storage solution.

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