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DSSC Hosts Fall 2010 Review Sept. 28-29

August 27, 2010

Data storage experts from around the globe will gather at Carnegie Mellon Sept. 28–29 for the Data Storage Systems Center's 2010 Fall Technical Review. Held twice each year, the center's reviews provide an opportunity for DSSC faculty and students to showcase their cutting-edge research for industry experts and sponsoring companies.

As in past years, the Fall 2010 Technical Review will take place in the Singleton Room in Roberts Engineering Hall on the Carnegie Mellon campus. Tuesday, Sept. 28, will feature technical presentations and talks divided into five sessions, as well as a lunchtime poster session, offsite poster session/reception and dinner. The next day, DSSC faculty will gather with representatives from the center's sponsor companies for the Advisory Board meeting, which will be followed by lunch and individual sponsor meetings in the afternoon.

Technical presentations at the review are tentatively organized around technology options for the future of hard disk drives (HDD) and how DSSC research offers a perspective on this future. DSSC faculty and staff will present modeling, experiment and HDD working group consensus on the recording density potential of traditional perpendicular magnetic recording, and key advances in heads, media, channels and servos for realizing this potential. These presentations will be followed by sessions on microwave assisted magnetic recording (MAMR), heat assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) and bit patterned magnetic recording (BPMR). For each technology option, the center's researchers will present work on modeling the technology's potential and experimental milestones in demonstrating viability. Overall, the review will focus on identifying each technology's potential for commercial deployment.

To register for the DSSC Fall 2010 Technical Review — or to view a tentative agenda for the event — visit For more information about the review, contact Patricia Grieco or Susie Cribbs.

Data Storage Systems Center / Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890 / Phone: 412-268-6600 / Fax: 412-268-3497