IEEE Computer Society


Sponsored by the IEEE Mass Storage Systems
Technical Committee
IEEE Computer Society

April 16 — 20, 2012
Asilomar Conference Grounds
Pacific Grove, CA

MSST 2012 Speaker

Dr. Matthew O'Keefe, University of Minnesota

Matthew O'Keefe
Trends in Scalable Storage System Design and Implementation

Clustered, scalable storage systems have recently approached mainstream usage, with pNFS and Microsoft's SMB 2.2 protocol beginning adoption in traditional enterprise storage environments, Lustre in HEC, and HDFS (Hadoop File System), Gluster, Isilon and others in more specialized large-data environments. In this talk, we'll review the state-of-the-art in client protocols and server-side technologies and try to provide a roadmap for potential future developments. Challenges in utilizing tape for archiving data in these kinds of large-scale systems will also be discussed.

Dr. O'Keefe has been a college schoolteacher, researcher, and product developer in clustered/parallel computing and storage systems for several decades. His program at the University of Minnesota in the 1990s led dozens of Ph.D., masters, and bachelor degree students to careers in storage and computing at leading companies like Google, IBM, Apple, Brocade, Veritas, and Red Hat. In the last ten years he has started and sold two storage companies in the areas of parallel file systems and deduped storage. His current research and product interests include pNFS and Microsoft SMB 2.2, large-scale storage systems for computation and archiving, and better software to utilize tape technology.

Like Indiana Jones, he still teaches college students "part-time."

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