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  • Seminar

    Thu, Mar 09, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Hung-Wei Tseng, NC State University

    Talk Title: Modernizing Storage Systems for Big Data Applications

    Abstract: Existing high-speed non-volatile storage systems leverage entrenched system stack developed for magnetic hard disk drive, leading to suboptimal performance and under-utilized system resources. As data set sizes of applications keep increasing, using conventional system stack for modern storage devices becomes a new performance bottleneck. For example, a database system can spend 80% of time in just fetching data from the storage system, leaving precious computing resource idle at the same time.

    To improve the performance of serving data from storage systems, we need to revisit the block-based storage interface designed for slower, magnetic disk drives. In this talk, Hung-Wei will share his experience in modernizing the hardware/software interface for storage systems and achieve performance gain in computer systems. Hung-Wei will introduce his research projects including: (1) HippogriffDB, a GPU-based database system that balances the huge gap between the throughputs of the GPU and the SSD. (2) Morpheus-SSD that utilizes computing resources inside storage devices to create more efficient applications. (3) KAML that modernizes the conventional block-based I/O with a keyvalue-like interface.

    Biography: Hung-Wei is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NC State University where he is now leading the Extreme Storage & Computer Architecture Laboratory. Prior to joining NCSU, Hung-Wei was a postdoctoral scholar of the Non-volatile Systems Laboratory with Professor Steven Swanson and a lecturer of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of California, San Diego. His thesis work with Professor Dean Tullsen, data-triggered threads, was selected by IEEE Micro "Top Picks from Computer Architecture" in 2012.

    Host: Murali Annavaram

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 248

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Estela Lopez


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