Storage Superstars 2010: Meet The Visionaries


"Fathers of RAID"

Garth Gibson, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Randy Katz, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
David Patterson, University of California, Berkeley

Gibson (pictured), Katz, and Patterson co-authored the pioneering 1998 research paper, “A Case for Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks (RAID),” while at the University of California-Berkeley, setting the stage for the development of RAID storage as we know it. The development of some of the storage arrays currently in use such as EMC's Clariion can be traced to the publication of that paper.