David A. Pease  David A. Pease photo         

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IBM Distinguished Engineer
Manager, Exploratory Storage Systems
Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  ACM  |  Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)  |  USENIX: The Advanced Computing Systems Association


I have worked at IBM's Almaden Research Center since 1990, always in the area of storage systems. My first project was called WDSF, which became the AdStaR Distributed Storage Manager (ADSM), and is now known as Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM).

I seem to have an attraction for file systems, and have worked on at least 3 during my time at Almaden. The first was the file system now known as UDF, which is the file system for all DVD and BluRay disks. The second was the Storage Tank project, which became IBM's SAN File System, and the most recent is the Linear Tape File System (LTFS).

I have worked on various other projects that are either storage-related or have storage components, including IBM's System S and Information Archive (IA) products, and am currently involved in a very interesting but speculative project for a new storage technology.

Before joining IBM, I had a successful consulting business based in San Francisco, where I had customers such as Bank of America, PG & E, and Pacific Bell.

I did my graduate work in the Computer Engineering Department at U. C. Santa Cruz, and am currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor in that department.