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    The IEEE Computer Society of Silicon Valley is the largest Chapter in the area. We operate as part of the global IEEE Computer Society, which with nearly 85,000 members, is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. IEEE CS was founded in 1946, and is the largest of the IEEE’s 38 societies. The Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computing and information technology.
    Our Santa Clara Valley Chapter emphasizes all aspects of computing to our local members, and we welcome visitors. We organize monthly Technical Meetings, which give opportunity for professional networking, and where invited speakers from the industry share their vision on the computing domain.
    During early summer, the Chapter also organizes its own low-cost, high value, New Frontiers In Technology (NFIC) conference.

OpenZFS: The Future of Open Source ZFS Development

OpenZFS: The Future of Open Source ZFS Development

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Speaker: Matt Ahrens, Software Engineer, Delphix

Time: 6:30 PM (PT) Networking/Refreshments, 7:00 PM Presentation

Registration: Please register by ordering a ticket below

Location: Cadence / Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose, CA (map)


ZFS is a combined file system and logical volume manager originally designed by Sun Microsystems (now a part of Oracle). The features of ZFS include protection against data corruption, support for high storage capacities, data compression, snapshots and copy-on-write clones, continuous integrity checking and automatic repair, RAID Z (RAID 5) and native NFSv4 ACLs. The OpenZFS project provides a common development hub for all platforms working with open source ZFS code. This talk will discuss how OpenZFS enables ZFS code and ideas to flow easily between the illumos, FreeBSD, and Linux communities. It will cover how companies and organizations are integrating ZFS into their products, including purpose-built storage appliances and general-purpose distributions. In addition, it will highlight several important features and performance enhancements that were developed for OpenZFS, and also discuss forthcoming enhancements that are in the planning phase.

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Speaker Bio


Matt Ahrens co-founded the ZFS project at Sun Microsystems in 2001, designed and implemented major components of ZFS including snapshots and remote replication, and helped lead Sun’s ZFS team for 9 years. Matt is now a software engineer at Delphix, where he works on ZFS for Delphix’s database virtualization appliance. He continues to improve ZFS, most recently working on i/o performance, as well as coordinating open-source ZFS development across companies and platforms. Matt founded the OpenZFS community, a collaboration among FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X, and illumos ZFS developers. Matt has a degree in Computer Science from Brown University.

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