Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Scientific Community
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article

New Center for Data Storage Research Established

Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013
Last Updated: Thursday, March 28, 2013
Bookmark and Share
Researchers in the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz are partnering with data storage industry to establish the Center for Research in Storage Systems (CRSS).

The new center will address the growing challenges of storing and managing massive amounts of electronic data, building on a decade of excellence in the Storage Systems Research Center at UCSC. Current funding for the center totals $465,000 per year, with industry sponsors providing most of the funding for the center's research activities. CRSS sponsors include EMC, Hitachi, HP, Huawei, IBM, NetApp, Permabit, Samsung, and SanDisk.

"The industry sponsors have been impressed with research results delivered by UCSC. The research is highly relevant to the future of storage systems. We look forward to continuing our sponsorship, and working with the NSF, through the CRSS," said Brian McKean of NetApp, who chairs the CRSS Industry Advisory Board.

UC Santa Cruz has been a leader in storage systems research for many years, and faculty in UCSC's Baskin School of Engineering have longstanding relationships with the storage industry.

"We look forward to continuing our partnership with technology leaders in data storage and management," said CRSS director and professor of computer science Ethan Miller. "For over a decade, we have been conducting high-quality, state-of-the-art research in big data management, archival storage, metadata and provenance, deduplication and grouping, and management of next-generation non-volatile memory and disk devices, and we will be expanding our research to new areas including genomic data storage and energy-aware storage."

Storage devices with capacities of several terabytes (1 terabyte = 1,000 gigabytes) are now familiar to consumers, while large-scale data storage platforms on the order of petabytes (1 petabyte = 1,000 terabytes) have become common and exabyte (1,000 petabytes) storage platforms are on the horizon.

As "big data" moves from today's petabyte storage platforms to tomorrow's exabyte platforms, the critical issues are performance, scalability, and reliability. CRSS will conduct research in storage systems to enable not only the construction of large-scale data centers, but also the development of tools to manage the vast amounts of data necessary to make exascale computing a reality.

"The NSF I/UCRC Program is pleased that UC Santa Cruz has successfully brought researchers from the university and companies together to establish a Center for Research in Storage Systems. The research results of this interaction should have a significant impact on advancing the state of the art in information storage," said NSF consultant and former program director Alex Schwarzkopf.

The NSF's Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) Program supports partnerships between universities and industry featuring high-quality, industrially relevant fundamental research, strong industrial support of and collaboration in research and education, and direct transfer of university-developed ideas, research results, and technology to U.S. industry to improve its competitive posture in world markets. Through innovative education of talented graduate and undergraduate students, the I/UCRCs are providing the next generation of scientists and engineers with a broad, industrially oriented perspective on engineering research and practice.

Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,600+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 3,800+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters

Sign In

Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

New Autism Genes Are Revealed in Largest-Ever Study
Work draws more detailed picture of genetic risk, sheds light on sex differences in diagnosis.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Influenza A Viruses More Likely To Emerge In East Asia Than North America
Novel strains of influenza A are more likely to emerge in East Asia than in North America, according to a global analysis by the One Health Institute at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and EcoHealth Alliance.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Crunching Numbers to Combat Cancer
UCSF receives $5 million to integrate data from cancer research models.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Designing New Pain Relief Drugs
Researchers have identified the molecular interactions that allow capsaicin to activate the body’s primary receptor for sensing heat and pain, paving the way for the design of more selective and effective drugs to relieve pain.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Fast-Mutating DNA Sequences Shape Early Development
What does it mean to be human? According to scientists the key lies, ultimately, in the billions of lines of genetic code that comprise the human genome.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Pan-Cancer Studies Find Common Patterns Shared by Different Tumor Types
Findings may open up new treatment options by extending therapies effective in one cancer type to others with a similar genomic profile.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
New Network Being Built to Support Transfer of Big Data
The University of California, San Diego, is taking another leap forward in the name of enabling data-intensive science.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Personalized Medicine From Genomics and Bioinformatics Highlighted at UCSF Genetics Symposium
Personalized medicine advances arising from genetic discoveries were the primary focus of wide-ranging presentations at the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics 2012 Symposium.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Computer Model Successfully Predicts Drug Side Effects
Research based on the similarity between a drugs chemical structures and those molecules known to cause side effects, according to a paper appearing online this week in the journal Nature.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
National Data Center for Cancer Genome Research
In the wake of personalized medicine, scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz, make progress in the management and analysis of large data sets.
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Scientific News
Scientists Create World’s Largest Catalog of Human Genomic Variation
An international team of scientists from the 1000 Genomes Project Consortium has created the world’s largest catalog of genomic differences among humans, providing researchers with powerful clues to help them establish why some people are susceptible to various diseases.
New Autism Genes Are Revealed in Largest-Ever Study
Work draws more detailed picture of genetic risk, sheds light on sex differences in diagnosis.
Influenza A Viruses More Likely To Emerge In East Asia Than North America
Novel strains of influenza A are more likely to emerge in East Asia than in North America, according to a global analysis by the One Health Institute at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and EcoHealth Alliance.
Bone Risks Linked to Genetic Variants
A large-scale genomic study uncovered novel genetic variants and led researchers to an unexpected gene that affects bone density and fracture risk.
The Final Word on STAP
Researchers fail to replicate STAP study; computational analysis reveals genomic inconsistency.
Study Adds to Evidence That Viruses Are Alive
A new analysis supports the hypothesis that viruses are living entities that share a long evolutionary history with cells, researchers report.
CSI -- On The Metabolite's Trail
Bioinformaticians at the University of Jena make the most efficient search engine for molecular structures available online.
Potential Ovarian Cancer Biomarker Isolated
Researchers from North Carolina State University utilized a highly sensitive mass spectrometry analysis to identify and measure difficult-to-detect N-glycan biomarkers associated with ovarian cancers in stages I – IV.
Smartphone App to Monitor Serious Blood Disorder
A researcher from Florida Atlantic University has come up with a unique way to monitor sickle cell disease -- a serious blood disorder -- using a smart phone.
Network Control: Letting Noise Lead The Way
Research team leverage cells' noisy nature to keep them healthy.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,600+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,800+ scientific videos