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CESG Seminar: Flash in The Enterprise : It’s Not Your Grandfather’s USB Stick

October 28, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Room 236C Wisenbaker

Charles Camp Adam Chunn
Manager of Strategic System Technology Engineering Proteus
IBM Flash Systems IBM Flash Systems

Abstract: The ubiquitous nature of Flash memory devices, present in everything from smart phones to low-cost USB memory sticks, has led to the perception that flash memory is a pedestrian technology suitable only for low-end commercial applications. Nothing, however, could be further from the truth. In this talk we discuss various aspects of IBM’s Flash-based enterprise storage technology. We cover topics ranging from high-level system and architectural considerations to the underlying low-level technical characteristics of current flash memory devices. Attendees can expect to gain a deeper appreciation for the technical challenges and exciting opportunities that exist within the enterprise flash storage market.

BIO: Charles Camp is the Manager of Strategic System Technology and a Senior Technical Staff Member in IBM’s Flash Systems group. In this role, he is responsible for evaluation and selection of Flash technology, as well as for the development of Flash controllers used in IBM’s flash-based storage systems.
Charles regularly interacts with members of the IBM Research staff, as well as various IBM development teams, to incorporate critical technology into IBM products. Throughout his career, Charles has specialized in optimizing and implementing complex algorithms in field programmable gate arrays.

Charles previously served as the Chief Technology Officer of Texas Memory Systems, a high-performance storage technology company that was acquired by IBM in September of 2012. He began his career as a junior engineer with Texas Memory Systems in 1991.

BIO: Adam Chunn is the aptly titled Engineering Proteus, and a Senior Technical Staff Member, in IBM’s Flash Systems group. In his current role, Adam shepherds the development of embedded software for all of IBM’s Flash Systems storage products. In addition to his technical responsibilities, Adam regularly travels the globe to meet with customers, make deals with IBM partners, and solicit cooperation from other IBM divisions. The dual-nature of Adam’s role gives him a view of the storage industry that is unique among his peers.

Adam has been involved in the high-speed storage industry for more than two decades. He started his career with Texas Memory Systems in 1992, and was instrumental in facilitating the acquisition of TMS by IBM in late 2012. Adam’s vast experience spans hardware design, software design, test, maintenance, and customer support. He is a recognized expert in the fields of Linux, real-time operating systems, and network stacks.

Host: Dr. Reddy



October 28, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm