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John Bent, currently of EMC, soon to be of Dell, formerly of Los Alamos National Lab, has been working on storage systems for over 20 years. After completely his data-aware scheduling dissertation at Wisconsin in 2005, John spent the next 10 years working for Gary designing, maintaining, and measuring some of the world's largest parallel storage systems. Now at EMC, John works in the Office of the CTO helping design and map EMC storage products to emerging workloads in both Enterprise and Extreme IO.
Some of John’s more influential research has been the Parallel Log-structured File System and the DOE sponsored FastForward project prototyping an exascale storage system with Intel and The HDF Group. John is a former anthropology major who spent two years spearfishing on the equator while working as a Peace Corps volunteer.