Jeff Bonwick

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Jeff Bonwick invented and led development of the ZFS file system,[1] which powers 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.

Bonwick cofounded DSSD with Mike Shapiro, now a division of EMC Corporation[5] and serves as chief technical officer (CTO). He co-invented DSSD's system hardware architecture and Flood software stack. He developed DSSD's whole-system simulator,[6] which enabled the team to explore hundreds of possible hardware topologies and software algorithms.

His previous roles include Sun Fellow,[7][8] Sun storage CTO,[9] and Oracle vice president.[10]

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  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. ^ Meet DSSD, Andy Bechtolsheim’s secret chip startup for big data, 2013-04-04.
  6. ^ Harris, Robin. "What is DSSD Building?". StorageMojo. TechnoQWAN LLC. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "Sun Storage Guru Bonwick Named 14th Sun Fellow". Oracle. Oracle Blog. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "Sun Engineer Jeff Bonwick is New Sun Fellow" (Volume 112 Issue 4). System News, Inc. 26 June 2007. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  9. ^ Stammers, Tim. "Q&A: Jeff Bonwick, Sun's Storage CTO and Bill Moore, ZFS co-designer". Net.Work. TechNews. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  10. ^ "And now, page 2". 
  11. ^ OFFICIAL GAZETTE of the UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE