The XSEDE Global Federated File System (GFFS) video now online

The XSEDE Global Federated File System (GFFS) video now online

A video of Professor Andrew Grimshaw's  seminar about the XSEDE Global Federated File System (GFFS) is now  available to view both here on our website and on YouTube. This talk was given as part of the Centre's seminar series on March 11th 2014.

Andrew received his Ph.D from the University of Illinios at Urbana-Champaign in 1988.  He joined the University of Virginia as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science, becoming an Associate Professor in 1994 and Professor in 1999.  He is the cheif designer and architect of Mentat, Legion, Genesis II, and the co-architect for XSEDE.  In 1999 he co-founded Avaki Corporation, and served as its Chairman and Chief Technical Officer until 2003.  In 2003 he won the Frost and Sullivan Technology Innovation Award.  In 2008 he became the founding director of the University of Virginia Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering (UVACSE).  The mission of UVACSE is to change the culture of computation at the University of Virginia and to accelerate computationally orientated research.

Andrew is the president of the Open Grid Forum (OGF), having served both as a member of the OGF's Board of Directors and as Architecture Area Director.  Andrew is the author or co-author of 100 publications and book chapters.  His current projects are Genesis II and XSEDE.  Genesis II, is an open source, standards-based, Grid system that focuses on making Grids easy-to-use and accessible to non conputer-scientists.  XSEDE (eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment) is the NSF follow on to the TeraGrid project.