Moose FS
(More on the IIT-Rice Cloud)

Zachary Wagner &
Jeremy Hajek, IIT-Rice

Tuesday August 23rd 2011 at 7:00pm
Wheaton, Illinois Institute of Technology - Rice Campus, Room 103


This presentation covers the use of the Moose File System, (MooseFS). MooseFS is a storage solution for use in a grid or cloud computing environment. The brief history of MooseFS and the purpose behind its creation will be discussed along with its use of FUSE and integration with linux based filesystems. Similarities between MooseFS and other *nix file systems are briefly discussed in addition to explaining how and why MooseFS fits into the IIT cloud computing environment. This talk will also discuss the distinctive features of MooseFS such as high reliability, dynamically expandable capacity, a file system level "trash bin", and coherent snapshots of files.


Zachary Wagner is an Undergraduate Research Assistant for the School of Applied Technology at IIT.

Jeremy Hajek is an Adjunct Industry Associate Professor for Illinois Institute of Technology's School of Applied Technology. He has been teaching computer hardware, infrastructure, and cloud computing. In addition to teaching, Jeremy has been the Computer System Manager for the School of Applied Technology since 2004.

Getting to the meeting

The next general meeting of UniForum Chicago will be:

        IIT Rice Campus
        Room 103
        201 East Loop Road
        Wheaton, IL 60187-8489
Directions to IIT - Rice Campus in Wheaton
The 19-acre campus is located just northeast of the intersection of Naperville and Butterfield roads in sou th Wheaton's Danada development. The campus is three miles west of the Butterfield Road interchange of the N orth-South Tollway (I-355) and two miles north of the Naperville Road interchange of the East-West Tollway ( I-88).

From the North or South: From I-355 (North-South Tollway), exit westbound at Rt.56/Butterfield Road and proceed west 3 1/2 miles on B utterfield Road to East Loop Road. Turn right onto East Loop Road (Phillip's 66 Gas Station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building. Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.

From the I-294 (Tri-State Tollway), take the I-88 (East-West Tollway) westbound and follow directions "From the East or West" below.

From the East or West: From I-88 (East-West Tollway), take the Naperville Road exit. At the traffic light, turn north (right when exiting westbound, left when exiting eastbound) to Warrenville Road. After the short distance, turn right at the traffic light to get to Naperville Road and turn left (north) for 1-2 miles to Rt. 56/Butterfield Road. Turn right onto Rt. 56/Butterfield Road and proceed 1/4 mile to the first traffic light (East Loop Road). Turn left on to East Loop Road, ( Phillip's 66 Gas station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. If you arrive late, we suggest that you park and enter at the main doors at the south end of the building. IIT has started locking the other doors at 7pm, so the north doors by room 103 might be locked once we've started the meeting.

Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.

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