Garth Gibson

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Garth Gibson
Garth Gibson at Supercomputing 2007
Alma materUniversity of Waterloo, University of California, Berkeley
Known forRAID
Scientific career
FieldsComputer Science
InstitutionsCarnegie Mellon University
Doctoral advisorDavid A. Patterson, Randy Katz

Garth Alan Gibson is a computer scientist from Carnegie Mellon University. Gibson's developed 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 founder and chief technology officer for Panasas, a computer data storage hardware and software company. Gibson was the first president and chief executive officer of the Vector Institute.[1]

In 2005 he became the 11th awardee of the J.W. Graham Medal, named in honor of Wes Graham an early influential professor of computer science at the University of Waterloo, and annually awarded to an alumnus of the university's Faculty of Mathematics.[2]

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  1. ^ "About | Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence".
  2. ^ "Recipients of the J.W. Graham Medal in Computing & Innovation". University of Waterloo. Retrieved 2015-09-25.

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