- August 22-23, 2012 - I attended the 2012 Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, CA. I presented the Ming II Flash Characterization System (slides) and Joel's and my work on Redesigning Transaction Mechanisms for Fast Solid-State Disks (slides). I received good feedback and questions from the audience and I was fortunate to meet many great industry leaders.
- June 27, 2012 - We published a technical report on MARS. You can read the technical report here. We are rethinking the way that transaction mechanisms should work with next-generation, solid-state storage arrays. We achieve a 3.7x performance improvement over current software transaction mechanisms by leveraging our custom storage-level logic and interface.
- June 8, 2012 - I will be giving a talk on Ming II on August 22 at the 2012 Flash Memory Summit (FMS) in Santa Clara, CA. My colleague, and recent graduate, Dr. Joel Coburn will also be presenting our work on Transaction Mechanisms for Next-Generation, Solid-State, Storage Arrays at FMS 2012.
University of California, San Diego
Ph.D., Computer Engineering (expected Spring 2016)
Brigham Young University (Provo, UT)
B.S., Computer Engineering (Dec. 2009)
GPA: 3.92/4.0 (magna cum laude)
Honors: Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi
- From ARIES to MARS: Reengineering Transaction Management for Next-Generation, Solid-State Drivers. Joel Coburn, Trevor Bunker, Rajesh K. Gupta, and Steven Swanson. UCSD CSE Technical Report CS2012-0981. June 2012. [View Report]
- Ming II: A Flexible Platform for NAND Flash-based Research. Trevor Bunker, Michael Wei, and Steven Swanson. UCSD CSE Technical Report CS2012-0978. May 2012. [View Report]
Posters & Presentations
- MARS: Redesigning Transaction Mechanisms for Next-Generation, Solid-State Disks. Talk at Center for Magnetic Recording Research (CMRR) Research Review. October 2012. [View Slides]
- Redesigning Transaction Mechanisms for Fast Solid-State Disks. Talk at 2012 Flash Memory Summit. August 2012. [View Slides]
- Ming II Flash Characterization System. Talk at 2012 Flash Memory Summit. August 2012. [View Slides]
- Ming II: A Flexible Platform for NAND Flash-based Research. Talk at Center for Magnetic Recording Research (CMRR) Research Review. May 2012. [View Abstract] [View Slides]
- Redesigning Transaction Mechanisms for Fast Solid-State Disks. Poster at Jacobs School of Engineering Research Expo. April 2012. [View Poster]
Relevant Graduate Course Work
I love designing all sorts of digital systems. Right now, I am currently working on furthering the capabilities and performance of our lab's solid-state storage array. I spend most of my research time hacking Verilog and FPGAs. I have also developed a simple and flexible flash controller for use with FPGA prototyping. The controller, in conjunction with our lab's prototyping hardware and software, is used to perform experiments on flash chips including power, reliability, and performance measurements. Our lab is in the process of releasing the hardware and software for this prototyping systems so other researchers and companies can quickly and easily test new chips or designs.