Object-Based Storage Devices in Parallel File Systems

Colloq: Speaker: 
Pete Wyckoff
Colloq: Speaker Institution: 
Ohio Supercomputer Center
Colloq: Date and Time: 
Mon, 2008-04-28 10:00
Colloq: Location: 
JICS-Auditorium
Colloq: Host: 
Weikuan Yu
Colloq: Host Email: 
wyu@ornl.gov
Colloq: Abstract: 
This talk will present research work in using object-based storage devices (OSDs) in parallel file systems. Background and motivation for the object-based paradigm will be covered, as well as needs of parallel file systems. One particular implementation case of building a parallel file system using only OSDs, and no servers, will be presented. It uses the client library from PVFS but none of the metadata or data server code, and is fully functional. A brief summary of ongoing work of related storage protocols with object-like interfaces will end the talk.
Colloq: Speaker Bio: 
Pete Wyckoff is a research scientist at the Ohio Supercomputer Center where he works on parallel storage and communications projects. His formal training involves a BS from Caltech and PhD from MIT, both in Chemical Engineering. Following school, he spent about six years at Sandia National Laboratories in California, working on cluster computing projects, including systems, applications, and frameworks for distributed computing.