The Open Storage Network: Distributed Storage Infrastructure for Data-Driven Science

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The Open Storage Network: Distributed Storage Infrastructure for Data-Driven Science

November 4 @ 3:00 pm 4:00 pm

Speaker: Alex Szalay – Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science, Johns Hopkins University

Abstract: 
The Open Storage Network(OSN) is a network of storage nodes distributed across the US that is designed to simplify sharing of active scientific data sets.  While other uses may emerge over time, the OSN is intended initially to serve two principal needs: (1) facilitate smooth flow of large data sets between data and computing resources such as instruments, synthetic data projects, campus or regional data centers, and cloud providers; and (2) make it easy to expose long tail data sets to the entire scientific community.  The current pilot deployment, which consists of CEPH storage nodes at five sites across the US, started to host and expanding set of scientific data sets in January 2020.

Speaker Bio:
Alexander Szalay is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor and Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University. He is also the Director of the Institute for Data Intensive Science. He is a cosmologist, working on the statistical measures of the spatial distribution of galaxies and galaxy formation. He is a Corresponding Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2004 he received an Alexander Von Humboldt Award in Physical Sciences, in 2007 the Microsoft Jim Gray Award. In 2008 he became Doctor Honoris Causa of the Eotvos University, Budapest.

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