Dr. Eitan Bachmat

Senior lecturer

Department of Computer Science
Ben-Gurion University
P.O. Box 653
Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel
Office: Building 37, Room 119
Email: ebachmat@cs.bgu.ac.il
Phone: +972 (0) 8 647 7858
Fax: +972 (0) 8 647 7650
Office hours: Wednesday 12–2


I work in the area of systems design and analysis. Most of the systems which I develop or analyze are computer systems. More specifically most of my development and analysis involves storage systems. Within storage systems I am particularly fond of systems which contain disk drives. Disk drives are interesting because they involve mechanical motion which makes them much slower than any other computing components. While in recent years they have been facing stiff competition from faster non-mechanical devices, they still play an important role. The mechanical nature of disk drives makes the mathematics involved in their analysis interesting.

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