Earlier today, I participated on a panel session at the 2011 HEC FSIO Workshop in Arlington, VA. This annual event brings together government, academic and industry participants to talk about research and advances in storage technology – file systems and I/O.
The panel I was asked to participate in was to talk about the “Death of the Disk Drive”. It turns out that none of the panelists agreed with the premise, deciding that disk drives were “here to stay”, but with some significant inroads by flash and related technologies. My talk is linked below.
With slides available via the workshop web site.
In the battle between rust and silicon, both will survive.