12:45 PM, Thursday, December 6th, 2001
Room 104, Gates Computer Science Building

Storage over IP: Challenge and Opportunities

Constantine Sapuntzakis
Stanford University


About the talk:

The storage world has been one of the last ones to move to IP protocols and networks. Now the industry is moving to IP and rapidly. Unfortunately, demanding storage applications are finding that IP-based protocols introduce higher CPU overhead at the end nodes than the traditional solutions, making IP-based protocols less attractive. Why IP protocols have higher overhead and what can be done about it are the topics of this talk. I will present a simple solution, remote direct memory access (RDMA), that provides a solution to the CPU overhead problem for these storage protocols.

About the speaker:

Costa is currently a PhD student at Stanford University, where he has been studying since 1998. Before that, he spent five years at MIT getting both a Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science. His interests include programming languages, operating systems, networks, and storage. His work on storage networking was done as an intern as Cisco Systems.