IBM中心特別邀請到University of Minnesota, Minneapolis的Dr. David H.C. Du前來為我們演講，歡迎有興趣的老師與同學免費報名參加！
In this talk, we will introduce several emerging storage technologies including a new type of disk drives called Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) drives which has bigger capacity, an active storage device call Kinetic drive which can perform search and other functions by itself without going through servers, and Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) which blurs the boundary of memory and storage. The emerging NVM has recently generated quite a bit excitements. Due to its non-volatile property, it can be used as either main memory or storage. Flash memory-based solid state drives (SSD) have already replaced high performance hard disk drives (HDD). Other types of NVRAM like PCM, MRAM, and STT-RAM have the potential to replace DRAM as main memory.
David H.C. Du is currently the Qwest Chair Professor at the Computer Science and Engineering Department, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and the Director of NSF I/UCRC Center Research in Intelligent Storage. He is an IEEE Fellow and a Fellow of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute. He has done research in cyber security, sensor networks, multimedia computing, storage systems, high-speed networking, high-performance computing, and database design and CAD for VLSI circuits. His current research focuses on storage technologies/systems and vehicular networks. He has authored and co-authored more than 300 technical papers, including 130 referred journal publications.
五、講 者：Dr. David H.C. Du (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis）