News and Events
New UMN CRIS Industry Advisory Board Meeting
Date : Wednesday and Thursday, May 7-8, 2014.
Time : 8am-7:30pm May 7 & 8:30am-1pm May 8
Venue : DTC Walter Library 402
UMN Weekly CRIS Meetings
Time : Mondays 2 PM to 3 PM.
Location : 4-204 C, Keller Hall.
Research Group Meetings - Spring 2014
The following group meetings will be held evey week in Keller Hall.
Cloud Storage and Big Data
Mon. 10-11AM, Room: 4-204C
New Memory/Storage Hierarchies
Fri. 1-2PM, Room: 6-252
I/O Workload and Characterization
|| Fri. 3-4PM, Room: 4-204C
New Storage Technologies (NVM, SSD and SWD)
|| Tue. 3-4PM, Room: 4-204C
Check out the Publications page for a list of recent and past publications.
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The Center for Research in Intelligent
Storage (CRIS) is a partnership between universities and
industry, featuring high-quality, industrially relevant
fundamental research, strong industrial support of collaboration
in research and education, and direct transfer of university
developed ideas, research results, and technology to U.S. industry
to improve its competitive posture in world markets. Through
innovative education of talented graduate and undergraduate
students, CRIS is providing the next generation of scientists and
engineers with a broad, industrially oriented perspective on
engineering research and practice.
The goal of the Center for Research in Intelligent Storage (CRIS) is
to push the boundaries of file and storage systems by exploring and
developing new technologies and techniques to improve the usability,
scalability, security, reliability, and performance of storage
The Center is established in the University of Minnesota
a university with strong ties to the
storage system industry: Minneapolis has long
been a center of the storage industry in the United States. Research
projects in the Center are supported by industrial members, and the
Center encourages frequent participation by industry employees in
the projects: participation in weekly meetings via phone call, email
discussions, and face-to-face meetings. The Center encourages
students to engage member companies via summer internships,
facilitating technology transfer and building strong ties that can
result in full-time employment after graduation.
The Center is primarily supported by its
industrial membership and by funding
from the National Science Foundation.
The Center is part of the
Industry & University
Cooperative Research Program (I/UCRC) at NSF.