File systems and Storage Lab (FSL)
CS Department, Stony Brook University
Researchers and students in the FSL group perform research in operating systems with focus on file systems, storage, security, and networking. Emphasis is given to new methods, interfaces, and APIs that increase system security, usability, and performance significantly, improve the portability of operating system code, speed the productivity of development of new code, and more.
See the lab's USENIX FAST Hall of Fame ranking.
The lab (located in room CS-336 in the New Computer Science Building) includes various Intel-based systems, SPARC, and PPC machines. These systems run the following operating systems: Linux, OS X, Solaris, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Windows, and more. Lab machines run lots of GNU/GPL software, office productivity tools for Unix and Windows, VMware, and more. The lab has 10Gbps networking infrastructure and multiple storage filers (over 100TB of storage).