The Center for Research in Storage Systems (CRSS) conducts research in next-generation data storage systems, paving the way for companies to build and maintain systems that provide secure, reliable, energy-efficient, and cost-effective data storage. CRSS research focuses on the integration of new technologies into the storage stack and on the use of new computational methods and system-building techniques to improve storage system performance, usability, reliability, and security.
The mission of CRSS is to improve the manageability, scalability, security, reliability, longevity, and performance of data storage systems.
CRSS is a partnership between academia and industry to explore and develop new technologies and methods. CRSS also facilitates collaboration in research and education, providing pathways to simplify direct transfer of university-developed ideas, research results, and technology to its industrial sponsors. This enables the industrial members to be more competitive in the global marketplace. CRSS also focuses on providing talented graduate and undergraduate students the technical background and industry interaction required to become the next generation of scientists and engineers.
Application of machine learning to improve storage system performance
Data storage security
Efficient utilization of byte-addressable nonvolatile memory (NVM), such as Intel Optane, into the storage stack
Long-term data storage
Scalable storage systems
Develop approaches that leverage high-bandwidth data center interconnects to provide scalable, reliable flash storage at ultrahigh speeds for use in cloud data center computing.