Parallel File Systems

The research project is to build an efficient file system for high-performance computing (HPC) applications. Developing user-level filesystems for specific workloads requires analyzing the I/O behavior of parallel programs, and identifying I/O bottlenecks and limitations. Based on the analysis, strategies can be developed to improve I/O performance. The project involves studying the I/O behavior of several HPC benchmarks and applications. It also involves analyzing the collected data to identify bottlenecks, and then developing strategies to mitigate those bottlenecks.