Systems (Operating Systems, Networking, Storage, Databases)
Research in computer systems at The University of Arizona spans system design and development in providing computational needs of the emerging big data computing that answers challenging questions form healthcare to astronomy. To provide the future systems with the performance and capability that is demanded, we are making advances in operating systems (Gniady, Hartman), energy efficiency (Gniady, Zhang), distributed systems (Gniady, Hartman, Snodgrass, Zhang), networking (Zhang), storage (Hartman), and databases (Snodgrass). Our research emphasizes developing practical systems and software that can be deployed and utilized in systems deployment.
Our collaborations involve colleagues in the College of Medicine, the College of Engineering, and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) located on campus. Recently-funded interdisciplinary projects include: NSF ANTARES, a collaborative effort with astronomers at NOAO for fast filtering of astronomical alerts from the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST).