Senthil Nathan N  Senthil Nathan N photo         

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Research Scientist
India Research Laboratory, Bangalore, India



I work in the area of Blockchain, specifically in the Linux Open Source Project --- Hyperledger Fabric. I am one of the contributors of ledger component in the Hyperledger Fabric.

My blog on blockchain --

Other than fabric's ledger, I am working and leading the following research threads

  1. Building a new blockchain platform (more details will be added soon)
  2. Performance benchmarking and optimizing Hyperledger fabric
  3. Speed up node bootstrapping in a blockchain network
  4. Checkpointing and pruning in Hyperledger Fabric platform
  5. Performance categorization of Hyperledger Fabric, Quorum, Corda
  6. Data Sharding in a blockchain network
  7. Auto-scaling and admission control in a Fabric network to mitigate overload situations. 

In the past, I worked on the following research threads

  1. Internals of virtualization technologies such as KVM, Xen, and Containers 
  2. Virtual machine live migration and the use-cases
  3. Image management in Docker containers.

I joined IBM Research after completing the M.Tech + Ph.D. dual degree program from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in June 2016. My Ph.D. thesis was on the performance modeling and optimizing virtual machine live migration, one of the core techniques for managing a data center. I received the B.E degree from Madras Institute of Technology, India. My research interests span the areas of resource management in cloud & software-defined networks, operating systems, elastic data analytics platforms, micro-services, blockchain technology, machine learning, and performance modeling of software systems. Apart from that, I am also interested in various activities like rock climbing, long-distance cycling, hiking, and skating.

My old webpage during grad school: