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A Distinguished Professor at University of California, Berkeley of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. He received an A.B. from Cornell University in May 1976, an MS from UC Berkeley in June 1978, and a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in June 1980; all in Computer Science. He is a fellow of both the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and was awarded the IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal in 2010. He, along with David A. Patterson and Garth A. Gibson, developed the redundant array of independent disks (RAID) concept for computer storage in their 1988 SIGMOD Conference paper. RAID is now used as an umbrella term for computer data storage schemes that can divide and replicate data among multiple physical drives. The physical drives are said to be in a RAID, which is accessed by the operating system as one single drive. The different schemes or architectures are named by the word RAID followed by a number (e.g., RAID 0, RAID 1). Each scheme provides a different balance between two key goals: increase data reliability and increase input/output performance. He is the author of “Contemporary Logic Design” (1994). The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company. doi:10.1016/0026-2692(95)90052-7. ISBN 0-8053-2703-7 and co-author with David Patterson and Garth A. Gibson,"A Case for Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks (RAID)" (1988). SIGMOD Conference. pp 109–116. http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1987/CSD-87-391.pdf. In 1985, he created the First Snooping Multiprocessor Cache Coherency Protocol; in 1993 he established whitehouse.gov, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org; funded development of first Internet firewall technology while at DARPA; in 1996 he introduced vertical handoffs and efficient transport protocols for mobile wireless network; and in 2011 he was 12th most cited author in Computer Science--http://academic.research.microsoft.com/RankList?entitytype=2&topDomainID=2&subDomainID=0.
Noted For:Co-developer of the redundant array of independent disks (RAID) concept for computer storage, a storage technology that combines multiple disk drive components into a logical unit
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