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Colloquium - Maybee

ZFS -- The Last Word in File Systems
Mark Maybee
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
9/4/2008
3:30pm-4:30pm

ZFS is Sun Microsystem's new open source file system. It is designed to combine provable data integrity with immense capacity, simple administration, and high performance. Developed from scratch over the over the course of five years, it was first released to the Open Solaris community in November of 2005, but active development continues both within and outside of Sun. It has been ported to Mac OS X, OpenBSD, and Linux. ZFS is in wide use, in environments ranging from large multi-petabyte enterprise-class installations down to laptops (in-house, Apple has run ZFS on the iPhone). This talk will explore the features of ZFS that differentiate it from the rest of the file systems in the industry.

Mark Maybee received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1994. He has been employed by Sun Microsystems for the last ten years and was part of the initial ZFS development team. Maybee is currently the lead engineer for ZFS development at Sun.

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