.: DaMoN Keynote Talk
Trends in Storage Technologies
dr. Evangelos Eleftheriou, IBM Fellow, IBM Zurich Lab
Abstract: This presentation highlights some of the leading-edge topics in storage technology research today. The main focus will be online storage and specifically solid-state-based storage-class memory (SCM), which has the potential of revolutionizing architectures for data storage. In this context, we will review the application of Flash to enterprise storage and discuss high-potential follow-on technologies in this space and their implications for the memory/storage hierarchy. Moreover, we will also look at the other extreme, namely storage technologies for archival data, and discuss how the explosive growth of such data and the subsequent ultra-high capacity requirements affect the incumbent technologies such as magnetic tape and optical archives. Finally, we'll touch upon the impact of these disruptive technologies on the tiered storage.
Dr. Eleftheriou received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Patras, Patras, Greece, in 1979, and the M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, in 1981 and 1985, respectively. In 1986, he joined IBM Research. Zurich, where he currently manages the Storage Technologies Department, which focuses on phase-change memories, scanning-probe techniques and metrology, solid-state drive technology and systems as well as tape drive technology.
In January 2002 Dr. Eleftheriou was elected Fellow of the IEEE. He was co-recipient of the 2003 IEEE Leonard G. Abraham Prize Paper Award and co-recipient of the Eduard Rhein Technology Award in 2005. The same year, he became an IBM Fellow and was inducted into the IBM Academy of Technology. In 2009 he was co-recipient of the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology Outstanding Paper Award and the IEEE Control Systems Technology Award