New UC Santa Cruz Center for Research in Storage Systems

UC Santa Cruz has established The Center for Research in Storage Systems (CRSS) an Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) supported by the National Science Foundation. This dynamic center brings together researchers from the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz and leading professionals in the data storage industry to collaborate on the storage and management of vast quantities of electronic data. While faculty and researchers at UC Santa Cruz have been developing technologies for big data management and archival storage for many years, the new CRSS will expand upon this research to include areas such as genomic data storage and retrieval and energy-aware storage.

The Center for Research in Storage Systems (CRSS) is a partnership between academia and industry to explore and develop new technologies and techniques to improve the manageability, scalability, security, reliability, longevity, and performance of storage systems. CRSS inherits a long history of advanced storage research from the Storage Systems Research Center in the Jack Baskin School of Engineering. We encourage you to learn about SSRC projects that predate the formation of CRSS.

The CRSS recently held its inaugural industry advisory board meeting on May 15, 2013, which included participants from EMC, Hitachi, HP, Huawei, LSI, NSF, NetApp, Permabit, Samsung, and SanDisk. Ethan Miller, CITRIS PI and professor of computer science, is the Center’s Director. CITRIS at UC Santa Cruz is proud to support this new center, and we look forward to the innovative research and valuable collaborations that will be forthcoming from the new Center for Research in Storage Systems.

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