Eusocial Storage Devices

Funding: CROSS
Overview: USENIX ;login: Summer 2018

As storage devices get faster, data management tasks rob the host of CPU cycles and DDR bandwidth. In this project, we examine a new interface to storage devices that can leverage existing and new CPU and DRAM resources to take over data management tasks like availability, recovery, and migrations that span many storage devices. This new interface provides a roadmap for device- to-device interactions and more powerful storage devices capable of providing in-store compute services that can dramatically improve performance. We call such storage devices “eusocial” because we are inspired by eusocial insects like ants, termites, and bees, which as individuals are primitive but collectively accomplish amazing things.

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Carlos Maltzahn
Adjunct Professor, Founder & Director of CROSS

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

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