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Wednesday, April 20

9:20am PDT

Keynote: Open Standards, Open Source and the Evolving Hardware/Software Interface - Jorge Campello, Director, System & Software Technologies, HGST, A Western Digital Company

Open hardware interfaces are typically developed and defined in Standards Setting Organizations through a process involving broad industry participation. The process of generating the needed software isn’t always coordinated with hardware standards development, and often lags the hardware specification development by quite some time. Open source in general, and Linux in particular, has been dealing with the pragmatic problem of waiting for hardware to be built, which often only happens some time after the standard is published, before software can be written against it.  In this presentation we will discuss this process and some potential ways to reduce the time lag for technology introduction.

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Jorge Campello

Sr. Director, System & Software Technologies, Western Digital
Jorge Campello holds a Electrical Engineer Degree and a MSc in Electrical Engineering from the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.  He started his career in the storage industry at IBM’s Almaden Research Center.   He... Read More →

Wednesday April 20, 2016 9:20am - 9:35am PDT
State Ballroom CD

9:35am PDT

Keynote: Information Storage in DNA - Nick Goldman, Program Director, The Goldman Group
The amount of information that humans produce and want to store is growing exponentially. I will argue that at present, no long-term _archiving_ --- meaning storing safely, recoverably, for long periods of time with rare access and minimal maintenance requirements --- of digital information is taking place.

Recent advances in genome science led us to look at the possibility of using DNA as a digital archive medium.  In a `proof of principle' experiment, we used standard DNA technologies to store and recover approximately 750kb of digital information in a manner that could be extrapolated to global data scales, incorporating modern methods such as error correcting codes for data integrity.  DNA has numerous properties that are ideal for archiving, and this talk will describe our current experiments and will speculate on the
future of DNA as a digital storage medium.

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Nick Goldman

Research Group Leader, The Goldman Group
Nick Goldman has a first degree in mathematics and received his PhD in molecular evolution from the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, in 1992.  He has worked at the Natural History Museum (London), the MRC-National Institute for Medical Research (London) and the University... Read More →

Wednesday April 20, 2016 9:35am - 9:55am PDT
State Ballroom CD
Thursday, April 21

10:00am PDT

Keynote: The Consequences of Infinite Storage Bandwidth - Allen Samuels, Software Architect, Fellow, Systems and Software Solutions, SanDisk
Overall increases in CPU and DRAM processing power are falling behind the massive acceleration in available storage and network bandwidth.  Storage management services are emerging as a serious bottleneck.  What does this imply for the datacenter of the future?  How will it affect the physical network and storage topologies?  And how will storage software need to change to meet these new realities?

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Allen Samuels

Engineering Fellow, Western Digital
Allen joined SanDisk in 2013 as an Engineering Fellow, he is responsible for directing software development for SanDisk’s system level products. He has previously served as Chief Architect at Weitek Corp. and Citrix, and founded several companies including AMKAR Consulting, Orbital... Read More →

Thursday April 21, 2016 10:00am - 10:15am PDT
State Ballroom CD
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