Although its origins date back to the Thirteenth Century, the University of Murcia, as we know it today, was founded in 1915, which makes it the tenth oldest university in Spain. As the University of Murcia approaches its centenary, it is complementing its history and tradition with the latest and most modern installations. Among its main objectives, the University of Murcia pursues the creation, development and research into science, technology and culture, and the transmission of such a knowledge through education.
Research Group Background
The Operating Systems and High-Performance Storage research subgroup is part of a larger research group called Computer Architecture and Parallel Systems, whose members belong to the Computer Engineering and Technology Department of the University of Murcia. The Operating Systems and High-Performance Storage research subgroup has a vast experience in the fields of I/O subsystems, I/O schedulers, file systems, parallel file systems, active storage, etc. The group has contributed on new file systems, such as DualFS (a local file system) and FPFS (a parallel file system). Interesting optimizations of the I/O stack has also been provided by the group, such as KDSim (an in-kernel disk simulator), REDCAP (a RAM-based disk cache), and DADS (a mechanism that automatically selects the best Linux I/O scheduler). The group has participated in several Spanish funded projects.
Major Interest in Action Scientific Topics
- Local, parallel and distributed file systems
- High-performance I/O stack
- High-performance computing