, October 17, 2002
Rome is the information model that the Storage Systems Program at HP Laboratories has developed to address these needs. We use it as an "information bus" to tie together our storage system design, configuration, and monitoring tools. In 5 years of development, Rome is now on its third iteration; I'll describe its information model, with emphasis on the QoS-related components, and present some of the lessons we have learned over the years in using it.
He joined HP Laboratories in 1982, initially to work on the PA-RISC
processor architecture, and then
Since 1995 he has been the technical lead and group manager of the Storage
Systems Program, conducting
Wilkes has published on a wide range of technical topics, including his PhD thesis work on a novel graphics display (which won both the British Computer Society's Technology Award in 1982, and the Wilkes award in 1984 for the paper about it); high-speed networking (Hamlyn); and storage systems -- including disk array architectures such as HP AutoRAID, AFRAID, and TickerTAIP and most recently, self-managing storage systems.
He has served as a technical conference program committee member on
several occasions, including most
Wilkes received a BA and MA in natural sciences (1978 and 1980), a Diploma in computer science (1979) and a PhD in computer science (1984), all from the University of Cambridge. He has held an adjunct Associate Professor appointment at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) since 1996, and is a long-time member of ACM.
He serves on the Technical Council of the Storage Network Industry Association (SNIA), and was awarded a SNIA Outstanding Contribution award in 2001 for his development of the SNIA Shared Storage Model. Wilkes is named as inventor or co-inventor on about 25 patent applications, eight of which have been granted so far.
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