Xiao Qin

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Associate Professor of Computer Science

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Shelby Center for Engineering Technology, Suite 3101E

Auburn University, AL 36849-5347

Office: 334-844-6327 Fax: 334-844-6329


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Auburn University is ranked 38th among public universities nationwide, up from 39th last year, according to an annual survey released by U.S. News & World Report today. The ranking marks the 18th consecutive year the magazine has ranked Auburn among the nation's top 50 public universities.

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Focusing on Data Storage Systems

Multicore-Based Parallel Disk Systems for Large-Scale Data-Intensive Computing

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We will provide the first parallel disk system in which large parts of data and input/output processing are offloaded to multicore processors embedded in disk drives. Our research group will bridge the technology gap between multicore computing and parallel disk systems by addressing fundamental issues of multicore computing, data processing and performance analysis for data-intensive computing systems.

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Data-Mining-Based Multilayer Prefetching for Hybrid Storage Systems

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The three-year project is designed to build data-mining-based multilayer prefetching techniques to improve the performance of data centers with hybrid storage systems. The technology results in data being loaded from disks to main memory before it is accessed from the disks, thus improving performance and reliability of hybrid storage systems with solid state disks (SSDs), hard disks (HDDs) and tapes.

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A Brief Biography

Xiao Qin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Auburn University. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, in 1996 and 1999, respectively. He received the Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2004. Prior to joining Auburn University in 2007, he had been an assistant professor with New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech) for three years. He won an NSF CAREER award in 2009. His research interests include parallel and distributed systems, real-time computing, storage systems, fault tolerance, and performance evaluation. His research is supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation, Auburn University, and Intel Corporation. He had served as a subject area editor of IEEE Distributed System Online (2000-2001). He has been on the program committees of various international conferences, including IEEE Cluster, IEEE IPCCC, and ICPP.