The Center for Research in Systems and Storage (CRSS) is a partnership between academia and industry to explore and develop new technologies and techniques to improve software systems. Storage longevity, manageability, scalability, and reliability, remain a centerpiece of our research. But, we are also researching distributed computing, memory disaggregation, tiered memory and storage, computational memory, networking, debugging, and security. We are actively researching how to most efficiently utilize tiered memory systems that offer different performance, predictability and cost properties. We are building systems to automate workload characterization (often leveraging ML) and placement within distributed systems, to optimize for performance, cost, and reliability. To achieve these goals, we are exploring technologies including CXL, memory virtualization, and hardware-software co-design.
CRSS researchers conduct high-quality, industrially-relevant fundamental research, often in collaboration with CRSS industrial members. CRSS also facilitates collaboration in research and education, and provides pathways to simplify direct transfer of university developed ideas, research results, and technology to its industrial sponsors, helping them to improve their competitive posture in the global marketplace. We focus on providing talented graduate and undergraduate students the technical background and industry interaction they will use as they go on to become the next generation of scientists and engineers.
A partnership between academia and industry exploring and developing new technologies and techniques to improve the manageability, scalability, security, reliability, longevity, and performance of storage systems.
CRSS facilitates collaboration in research and education, and provides pathways to simplify direct transfer of university developed ideas, research results, and technology to its industrial sponsors, helping them to improve their competitive posture in the global marketplace.
CRSS conducts research in a wide range of storage-related fields and applied security, including archival storage, scalable distributed indexing and non-hierarchical file systems, large-scale distributed storage systems, file systems for next-generation storage devices, and data deduplication.
CRSS is looking for talented students who want to study for an M.S. or Ph.D. at UC Santa Cruz! Grad students in the SSRC work closely with faculty and other students, as well as with local industry. Our graduates typically have multiple job offers, whether from industry, government, or academia.