Dr. Haskin manages the File Systems department at the IBM Almaden Research
Center in San Jose, CA. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1980. His Ph.D. dissertation
pertained to special-purpose VLSI processors to support full-text searching.
Since joining IBM Research in 1980, Dr. Haskin has pursued a wide variety
of interests, and has published in the areas of full-text retrieval,
relational database extensions to support complex data objects and
large objects, distributed operating systems, transaction processing
systems, file systems, and multimedia technology.
Dr. Haskin originated of and led the development of GPFS, perhaps the
most widely used parallel file system available for high-performance
GPFS is in use on many of the Top 500 supercomputers, including the ASC
Purple system at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, IBM's Blue Gene,
and many other large AIX and Linux clusters. GPFS supports the largest
file systems (2 PB, many over 100 TB) and highest parallel I/O throughputs
GB/s) in the world.
Dr. Haskin leads a number of other projects in IBM Research, including
ones to investigate networked storage (NFS4 and pNFS) and to define the
storage architecture for PERCS, the IBM candidate architecture for the
DARPA HPCS program.
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