DATE: Thursday, March 10, 2005
TIME: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
PLACE: Hamerschlag Hall, Room D210

Richard Golding
IBM Almaden Research Center

The Collective Intelligent Bricks project -- research status

This talk will review the architecture and status of the Collective Intelligent Bricks (CIB) project at IBM Almaden, which includes the Ice Cube hardware and the Kybos software, focussing on recent news and research results. Together they make a self-managing storage system built from bricks connected in a 3D mesh. The software provides virtualised file storage that is secure and scalable, provides performance isolation between collections of data, and manages resource assignment in order to meet high-level goals. The new results include algorithms for performance isolation in storage systems, and (with a little luck) a demonstration of the resource management algorithms in action.

Dr. Golding is on the research staff at IBM Almaden Research Center, where he leads the Collective Intelligent Bricks software project. Before that he was an architect at Panasas, working on a distributed object storage product, and he spent several years in the Storage Systems program at Hewlett-Packard Labs, working on projects such as AutoRAID and self-managing storage.

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