Xiao Qin

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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Focusing on Data Storage Systems

BUD: A Buffer-Disk Architecture for Energy-Efficient Parallel Disks

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The goal of this research is to develop energy conservation techniques that provide significant energy savings while achieving low-cost and high-performance for parallel storage systems.

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MINT: Mathematical Reliability Models for Energy-Efficient Parallel Disk Systems

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We address the mathematical underpinnings of modeling reliability of energy-efficient parallel disk systems, where fault tolerance and energy-saving techniques are seamlessly integrated together to conserve energy without sacrificing reliability in parallel disk systems.

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

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We investigate active storage systems which data and I/O processing are offloaded to multicore processors embedded in storage nodes. We bridge the technology gap between multicore computing and parallel storage 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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We develop 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 a 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.