Computing That Serves

Peering into the Cloud: Storage and Communication at Extreme Scale


Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:00am


Glenn Judd


Mark Clement

Colloquium presented by Glenn Judd, Executive Director at Morgan Stanley
Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 11:00 A.M.
Location: 1170 TMCB

Over the last several years, datacenter “cloud” computing has become a pervasive part of the computing landscape. In spite of the success of the datacenter computing paradigm, there are significant challenges remaining to be solved—particularly in the areas of networking and storage.
I have worked on datacenter computing for some time, and I have experienced – firsthand – the promises and the pitfalls that datacenter computation presents. In this talk, I discuss my experiences, and discuss how I have leveraged and extended recent research to significantly improve storage and communication performance within our datacenter.
More broadly, I will also discuss why systems research is an exciting and dynamic research field with tremendous opportunities for direct impact on the real world.


Glenn Judd is an executive director at Morgan Stanley where he works on datacenter computing. His research interests span a broad range of the networked-systems space, from datacenter storage, networking, and resource management to mobile systems and wireless networking. He was previously a postdoctoral fellow in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University – where he received NDSEG and Intel fellowships – and M.S. and B.S. degrees in Computer Science from Brigham Young University. His work has received the Best Student Paper award at SIGCOMM and the Best Paper award at WICON.