My research currently focuses on the design of distributed and parallel data management systems for the next generation of data center and enterprise cluster hardware. For example, high-speed RDMA-enabled networks such as InfiniBand FDR/EDR have been a very expensive technology used only in high-performance computing (HPC) clusters. However, InfiniBand has recently become cost-effective with Ethernet and is becoming an interesting alternative for future data centers and enterprise clusters. Our initial results from building an InfiniBand-optimized system called I-Store show that this trend towards high-speed networks is enabling a new range of distributed data management systems, leading to significant performance improvements over existing systems for both analytical and transactional workloads.
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