Sai NarasimhamurthyLead Research Engineer, Xyratex
Sai is currently Lead Research Engineer for Xyratex Emerging Technologies working on research and development for next generation storage systems. Previously(2005-2009), Sai was CTO and Co-founder at 4Blox, inc, a venture capital backed storage infrastructure software company based in the US, addressing IP SAN (Storage Area Network) performance issues as a software only solution. During the course of his doctoral research work at Arizona State University (2001 - 2005), Sai has worked on iSCSI protocol performance issues from the early days of iSCSI (2001) and has been looking into iSCSI performance with TCP/IP at very high speeds. Sai also worked with Intel Research and Development and was a contributing participant in the early stages of the RDMA Consortium (formed by IBM, Cisco and Intel) to foster and promote new optimization techniques specifically for IP Storage and 10GbE (2002).