Intel Research Seminar

DATE: Wednesday, April 10, 2002
TIME: Noon - 1:30 pm
PLACE: Intel Research Lab (417 S. Craig Street - 3rd Floor)

Darrell Anderson
Duke University

Virtualized Network Storage

In this talk I will present Slice, a logically unified but physically decentralized storage service architecture. Slice provides a virtualized NFS server using a thin network element (a "storage router") to redirect client requests across a server ensemble. Challenges include data partitioning and management policies, scaling concerns, and preserving single-server failure semantics in this multi-server environment. Our terabyte-capacity prototype is compatible with standard NFS clients, delivering scalable request throughput and I/O bandwidth exceeding one gigabyte per second.

Darrell Anderson received his BS degree in Computer Science from the University of Rochester in 1996. He is currently a PhD student at Duke University where he works with Jeff Chase on distributed systems.

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