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Computer History Museum Presents
How Computer Storage Became a Modern Business
 

SPONSOR
Sun Microsystems


Jim Porter, Larry Boucher, Randy H. Katz, Clod Barrera, and Mike Gluck


DATE & TIME
Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Member and Invited Guest Reception - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lecture - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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LOCATION
Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA 94043


REGISTRATION
Registration is now closed but seats are still available for those registering at the door.

Free. Suggested donation of $10.00 at the door from non-members.
RSVP is required.

Call (650) 810-1898 for information.


ABSTRACT OF TALK
During the 1960's, most data storage systems used with mainframes and minicomputers were the ones specified by individual computer manufacturers. Since those days, the industry has evolved into a worldwide assortment of computer companies offering systems for a large, diverse mix of applications. The impact on the market for computer storage systems has been huge Immense markets, divergent host system requirements, short product lives for storage products, numerous storage company start-ups, with valiant attempts to achieve storage product standards and reliability.

All of our panel members have participated in the storage industry's efforts to provide continual improvements in data storage products, industry standards, and system reliability. Their leadership has made possible much of the computer industry's movement to more flexible interconnection of storage products and systems, combined with the enhanced reliability of RAID technology, and the ability to quickly utilize the annual improvements in disk and tape products. The panel members will discuss the challenges, achievements and key events in helping storage evolve into a modern industry.

BACKGROUND
The Computer History Museum Presents Speaker Series is an exclusive platform for open, passionate discussions for presenting the computing revolution and its impact on the human experience. These landmark presentations and panel discussions present inside stories and personal insights of top information age leaders from industry, government and academia, and assist the Museum in bringing computing history to life.

MEMBERSHIP
The Computer History Museum offers a variety of membership levels. To find out more, please visit our individual membership or call 650-810-2722.

 

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