Less than two months after being honored as an HP
Fellow, storage systems expert John Wilkes has received the
additional distinction of Fellow from the Association for
Computing Machinery (ACM).
Wilkes, known for his contributions to the understanding
of computer storage systems, was among those the ACM honored
for "outstanding technical and professional achievements
in information technology." He will be inducted by the
association in June.
In addition to making fundamental contributions to the understanding
of computer storage systems, particularly in the area of storage
management technology, Wilkes has been an active member of
the ACM for several years. He is currently Associate Editor
for ACM Transactions on Computer Systems.
Wilkes joins two other members of the HP
Labs community who have achieved this prestigious
honor: HP Fellow
Jeffrey Mogul and former Director of HP
Labs, Joel Birnbaum.
Wilkes, who joined HP Labs in 1982, is working in the area
of automating the design and management of large-scale storage
"This distinction follows closely upon my announcement
in September of John's promotion to HP Fellow," said Dick
Lampman, director of HP Labs and senior vice president for research,
HP. "It underscores a key attribute of an HP
Fellow, the ability to impact and influence the scientific
Recently, Wilkes and his team developed a suite of tools
that includes the first automatic storage-system design and
deployment loop; an automatic network-topology design tool;
online data migration tools; system performance analysis and
monitoring tools; and a complete "storage system design