Nate Edel
Alumnus, Dept. of Computer Science, University of California Santa Cruz
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About My Time at UCSC:
I was attended UCSC full time for the 2002 and 2003 academic years, working with the Storage Systems Research Center. I returned part time to finish my degree in 2009-2011.

My primary area of interest was file systems design for NVRAM, although I have broad interests in both operating systems and software engineering. My advisor was Prof. Ethan L. Miller. I worked with the group working on filesystem applications for Magnetic RAM (MRAM) which has since been wrapped into research on Storage-class memory.

I did my undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College, with a major in Anthropology

This page is intended as an academic introduction; for those interestested in a more personal introduction, I recently started keeping a blog ("Cubicle Hermit") and I have a personal page ("") for those interested, and a slightly more up-to-date photo.

Nathan K. Edel, Ethan L. Miller, Karl S. Brandt, Scott A. Brandt, "Measuring the Compressibility of Metadata and Small Files for Disk/NVRAM Hybrid Storage Systems," Proceedings of the 2004 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS'04), San Jose, CA, July 2004. (PDF)

Nathan K. Edel, Deepa Tuteja, Ethan L. Miller, and Scott A. Brandt, "MRAMFS: A Compressing File System for Non-Volatile RAM," Proceedings of the 12th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS 2004), Volendam, Netherlands, October 2004, to appear. (PDF)

Presentations and Technical Reports
An earlier version of my MRAMFS work was presented as a Work in Progress (WIP) report at the 3rd USENIX Conference on File Systems and Storage Technologies, San Francisco, CA, April 2004 (PDF Slides)

An earlier version of the compression measurement work presented at SPECTS is available as a technical report (UCSC-CRL-03-04). (PDF)

I also have a list of past graduate classes available.

Last updated 16 June 2022, Nathan Keir (Nate) Edel
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