Xing Lin , Member of Technical Staff

Full bio:

xingXing Lin is a member of technical staff in the Advanced Technology Group. He joined NetApp after receiving his PhD from University of Utah, where his research focused on improving space efficiency for storage systems. This includes improving compression with Migratory Compression (FAST14), improving deduplication by separating metadata from data (HotStorage15) and using deduplication to store disk images for network testbeds (TridentCom15). Before that, he got his Bachelor degree from College of Software, Nankai University, China.

Research Interests

  • file systems
  • deduplicating storage systems
  • distributed storage systems


  • NetApp FAS NFS Connector for Hadoop: he was the original author working on implementing it as an intern in 2014.


  • POTASSIUM: Penetration Testing as a Service
    Richard Li, Dallin Abendroth, Xing Lin, Yuankai Guo, Hyun-wook Baek, Eric Eide, Robert Ricci, Jacobus Van der Merwe
    SOCC 15: ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing, August 2015
  • Metadata Considered Harmful … to Deduplication (slides) (poster)
    Xing Lin, Fred Douglis, Jim Li, Xudong Li, Robert Ricci, Stephen Smaldone, and Grant Wallace
    HotStorage 15: 7th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Storage and File Systems, July 2015
  • Using Deduplicating Storage for Efficient Disk Image Deployment (slides) (code)
    Xing Lin, Mike Hibler, Eric Eide, and Robert Ricci
    TridentCom 15: 10th International Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks & Communities, June 2015
  • Migratory Compression: Coarse-grained Data Reordering to Improve Compressibility (slides)(video)
    Xing Lin, Guanlin Lu, Fred Douglis, Philip Shilane, and Grant Wallace
    FAST 14: Proceedings of the 12th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies, Feb. 2014
  • Towards Fair Sharing of Block Storage in a Multi-tenant Cloud (slides) (video)
    Xing Lin, Yun Mao, Feifei Li, Robert Ricci
    HotCloud 12: 4th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing, June 2012
  • Refining the Utility Metric for Utility-Based Cache Partitioning (slides)
    Xing Lin, and Rajeev Balasubramonian
    WDDD 11: 9th Annual Workshop on Duplicating, Deconstructing, and Debunking, in conjunction with the 38th International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA-38), June 2011.