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Tuesday, June 24 • 10:00am - 10:45am
Linux File and Storage Developer Panel - James Bottomley, Parallels; Roland Dreier, Pure Storage, Chris Mason, Facebook, Moderated By Ric Wheeler, Red Hat

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The world of file and storage systems has added a lot of new storage devices and challenges to our existing stack. This panel will bring together some of the leading kernel developers in file and storage systems to provide an update on how the community is planning on supporting these new parts. The session will be interactive and questions from the audience are very welcome!


Ric Wheeler

Kernel File and Storage Team Director & Architect, Red Hat
Ric works at Red Hat as the director of Red Hat's Storage Engineering team and a past director of file and storage kernel engineering. He spent ten years at EMC in the Symmetrix and Centera groups, four years at The Open Group's Research Institute and four years at Thinking Machines working on the CM5 operating system. Ric is a frequent speaker at Linux Foundation events, past chair of the USENIX FAST conference and a member of the Linux... Read More →

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James Bottomley

Distinguished Engineer, IBM Research
James Bottomley is a Distinguished Engineer at IBM Research where he works on Cloud and Container technology. He is also Linux Kernel maintainer of the SCSI subsystem. He has been a Director on the Board of the Linux Foundation and Chair of its Technical Advisory Board. He went to university at Cambridge for both his undergraduate and doctoral degrees after which he joined AT&T Bell labs to work on Distributed Lock Manager technology for... Read More →

Roland Dreier

Pure Storage, Technical Lead
Roland is a technical lead at Pure Storage. Prior to joining Pure, Roland was a principal engineer in Cisco's UCS server group and an early engineer at Topspin Communications, which was acquired by Cisco. Roland received his PhD in Mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley and has held a variety of positions in academic research and high tech. He also is the maintainer for the open source Linux InfiniBand and RDMA subsystem.

Chris Mason

Software Engineer, Facebook
Chris Mason is a Software Engineer at Facebook, and the creator of the Btrfs filesystem. He has been working on Linux filesystems for the past 15 years, and has also held key engineering positions at Fusion-io, Oracle and SUSE.

Tuesday June 24, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
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