John Bent

John Bent is a LANL storage researcher who has been heavily involved with the Roadrunner storage system from early planning to intensive troubleshooting during the current installation period. John is also leading LANL's HPC data-intensive computing effort, is developing a virtual interposition file system, is working closely with Panasas to debug and design their parallel file system, is collecting and releasing many parallel IO traces, and is mentoring several graduate student projects. John got his PhD in computer science from Wisconsin in 2005 and his bachelors in anthropology from Amherst College in 1995.

John is mentoring several students working on projects for the ISSDM*  Collaborative Research Program:

  • David Bigelow
  • Joe Buck
  • Esteban Molina-Estolano
  • Karl Schnaitter
  • Rosie Wacha
  • Noah Watkins

*Institute for Scientific Scalable Data Management

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