Garth Gibson at Supercomputing 2007
|Institutions||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Alma mater||University of Waterloo, University of California, Berkeley|
|Doctoral advisor||David A. Patterson, Randy Katz|
Garth Alan Gibson is a Computer Scientist from Carnegie Mellon University. Gibson's principal contribution to computing was developing the RAID taxonomy of redundant data storage systems, along with David A. Patterson and Randy Katz.
Born in Aurora, Ontario, he holds a Ph.D. and an MSc in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.Math in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo. He was involved in Informed Prefetch Computing and Network-Attached Secure Disks, a precursor to the SCSI Object storage device command set. Gibson was the initial director of the Parallel Data Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University, and is also founder and Chief Technology Officer for Panasas, an enterprise storage hardware and software company.
Gibson was married to Stephanie Jo Byram, psychologist and breast cancer activist.
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