Philip Kufeldt on Composable Infrastructure

CROSS Industry-Practitioner-in-Residence Philip Kufeldt contributed to the SNIA Live Webcast on “Why Composable Infrastructure”, together with Mike Jochimsen (Kaminario) and hosted by Alex McDonald (NetApp).

The key takeaway for me is that increasing heterogeneity of components due to the end of Moore’s Law will make hardware configurations of systems harder, especially for an increased variety of workloads – unless these systems are dynamically reconfigurable or “composable” on the physical level. This will drive disaggregation which in turn will require components that attach to a full cross-bar network. In our CROSS research project on “Eusocial Storage Devices” we are looking not only at the design of such components but also considering the fact that those components can communicate among each other and therefore act collectively in a coordinated fashion.

Don’t miss the excellent Q&A for this session.

Carlos Maltzahn
Carlos Maltzahn
Retired Adjunct Professor, Sage Weil Presidential Chair for Open Source Software, Founding Director of CROSS, OSPO

My research interests include programmable storage systems, big data storage & processing, scalable data management, distributed systems performance management, and practical reproducible research.