PDL News


October 1, 2000
SCSI Object Based Storage Device Commands (OSD) T10 - Working Draft, Revision 3 Released
On October 1, the T10 working draft of the SCSI Object Based Storage Device Commands Set, Revision 3 was released. This SCSI command set is designed to provide efficient peer-to-peer operation of input/output logical units by an operating system using Object Based Storage commands. Objects designate entities in which computer systems store data. The purpose of the OSD abstraction is to assign to the storage device the responsibility for managing where data is located on the device. A downloadable pdf version of this document is available.

Summer 2000
Intel Donation -
CMU's Parallel Data Lab would like to thank Intel for its recent generous donation of 20 multiprocessor motherboards and 35 Pentium III CPUs that we assembled into complete workstations. This link will take you to a page detailing the steps we took to build the
workstations using the Intel components.

Summer 2000
PDL Student Receives Scholarship
Our congratulations to Craig Soules, a PDL graduate student working toward his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was named a "USENIX Scholar" by the USENIX Association. As a part of this award, USENIX is supporting Craig's tuition and stipend this year.

February 14, 2000
Hui Zhang Selected Sloan Foundation Fellow
Hui Zhang, Finmeccanica Assistant Professor School of Computer Science and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been selected as a Sloan Foundation Fellow. This is a highly competitive program for junior faculty in six fields: chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, and physics with only 100 fellowships awarded per year. The fellowship provides a $40,000 grant over a two-year period. Dr Zhang's research interests focus on scalable solutions for Quality of Service and value-added distributed services over the Internet. He is involved in several projects including Darwin, Libra, Gemini, Indra, and an NSF Career Award Project. Please see for more information.
(from SCS-Today, Feb. 14, 2000)


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