Jeff Bonwick

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Jeff Bonwick invented and led development of the ZFS file system,[1] which was used in Oracle Corporation's ZFS storage products as well as startups including Nexenta, Delphix, Joyent, and Datto, Inc.[2][3] Bonwick is also the inventor of slab allocation,[4] which is used in many operating systems including MacOS and Linux, and the LZJB compression algorithm.

His roles included Sun Fellow,[5][6] Sun storage CTO,[7] and Oracle vice president.[8]

In 2010 Bonwick co-founded a small company called DSSD with Mike Shapiro and Bill Moore, and became chief technical officer.[9] He co-invented DSSD's system hardware architecture and software. He developed DSSD's whole-system simulator, which enabled the team to explore possible hardware topologies and software algorithms.[10] DSSD was acquired by EMC Corporation in 2014,[11] which then became part of Dell Technologies in 2016. By the end of 2016, Bill Moore had left the company, while Bonwick remained as CTO.[12] The DSSD product, called D5, was cancelled in March 2017.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Conversation with Jeff Bonwick and Bill Moore". ACM Queue. Association for Computing Machinery. 5 (6): 13–19. September–October 2007. doi:10.1145/1317394.1317400. Retrieved 2010-03-21. 
  2. ^ "The Birth of ZFS". OpenZFS. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Sun's ZFS Creator to Quit Oracle and Join Startup". eWeek. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 
  4. ^ The story behind the slab allocator, Bonwick blog, Sun Microsystems, [1]
  5. ^ "Sun Storage Guru Bonwick Named 14th Sun Fellow". Oracle. Oracle Blog. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Sun Engineer Jeff Bonwick is New Sun Fellow" (Volume 112 Issue 4). System News, Inc. 26 June 2007. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  7. ^ Stammers, Tim. "Q&A: Jeff Bonwick, Sun's Storage CTO and Bill Moore, ZFS co-designer". Net.Work. TechNews. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "And now, page 2". 
  9. ^ Stacey Higginbotham (April 4, 2013). "Meet DSSD, Andy Bechtolsheim's secret chip startup for big data". Giga Om. Retrieved March 4, 2017. 
  10. ^ Harris, Robin. "What is DSSD Building?". StorageMojo. TechnoQWAN LLC. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  11. ^ Sephen Lawson (May 5, 2014). "EMC acquires flash storage startup DSSD". Computer World. Retrieved March 4, 2017. 
  12. ^ Chris Mellor (December 9, 2016). "DSSD President quits Dell EMC". The Register. Retrieved March 4, 2017. 
  13. ^ Chris Mellor (March 2, 2017). "Dell kills off standalone DSSD D5, scatters remains into other gear: Blueprints and staff shifted to different projects after EMC spent '$1bn' on tech". The Register. Retrieved March 4, 2017.