Seminars & Colloquia

Michael Gaidis


"Research at the Samsung Memory Solutions Lab"

Tuesday September 29, 2015 11:00 AM
Location: 3211, EBII NCSU Centennial Campus
(Visitor parking instructions)



This talk has 3 speakers and covers:


Title: Samsung US R&D / Memory Solutions Lab Overview


Abstract: An overview of all research done in our Memory Solutions Lab, giving some context to the above technical talks.


Title: Data Center SoC Architecture Overview


Abstract: An overview of System-on-Chip (SoC) architecture, SoC applications for data center, SoC design and potential research areas for SoCs.


Title: Enabling high performance in Ceph



With Software Defined Storage architectures in the cloud and enterprise data centers gaining ground, it is crucial to enable high performance in open source scale-out storage systems. Ceph has been a prominent storage solution in many deployments.

NVMe is a host controller interface designed for SSDs, delivering low-latency response and high bandwidth.

In this talk, we will explore the benefits of using these devices for storage and application (Ceph) enhancements to leverage their superior capabilities. We will go through the architecture components of Ceph that are relevant, and the optimization areas.



Short Bio:

Michael Gaidis is a Senior Manager at Samsung Semiconductor in San Jose, California, focused on university relationships and memory strategy. Michael works closely with the Memory Solutions Lab (flash, DRAM, memory systems), the Device Lab (modeling of advanced logic and memory devices), and the New Memory Technology Lab (MRAM). He has previously worked with device-level research including resistive RAM, MRAM, and terahertz detectors. This included work at HGST's San Jose Research Lab, IBM's TJ Watson Research Center, and NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab. His education included a postdoc at Caltech, PhD at Yale, and MS/BS degrees at MIT. Chih-Jen Chang, he is currently a Senior Staff SoC Architect with the Memory Solutions Lab at Samsung Semiconductor in San Jose, California. Before joining Samsung, he was a Senior Hardware Architect at IBM Corp. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from NC State in 1999. Ashwini Batrahalli is a Systems Architect Engineer with the Memory Solutions Lab at Samsung Semiconductor in San Jose, California, where she works on the design and performance analysis of the storage software stack for datacenters. Ashwini recently graduated from North Carolina State University with a Masters in Computer Science.

Host: Frank Mueller, CSC

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