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James Byron

I joined the Center for Research in Storage Systems (CRSS) in 2016 under the supervision of Dr. Ethan Miller. I conducted research on the reliability, performance, and viability of long-term archival storage.  I earned my MS in 2018, and I completed my Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2022.

As the demand for reliable and capacious archival storage increases, so does the need to design archival storage systems that can adapt over time to changing needs and market conditions.  Existing storage technologies are competing for viability in archival storgae systmes based on their characteristics of cost, capacity, performance, reliability, availability, and potential for further developments in the future.  Yet prospective storage technologies like archival glass and synthetic DNA may emerge to disrrupt the market for archival storage.  I am developing models to evaluate both existing and prospective archival storage technologies on a range of features and in a variety of different archival storage systems to understand and predict their optimal use within archival storage systems both today and in the future.

Previous Research: I have previously researched the power consumption of archival storage systems, SIMD optimization for sorting algorithms, performance in virtual machines, and diversity in genetic algorithms.

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Last modified May 21 2023