[Lustre-discuss] Parallel Data Storage Workshop 2011 CFP

Andreas Dilger adilger at dilger.ca
Tue Aug 9 08:27:52 PDT 2011

6th Parallel Data Storage Workshop
Sunday, November 13, 2011, 9:00am - 5:30pm
Held in conjunction with SC11 in Seattle, WA 

Workshop Abstract: Computational scientists are no longer satisfied with
petascale infrastructures.  Their demands for finer and finer spatial and
temporal resolutions are driving parallel storage systems to larger and larger
scales of parallelism and concurrency.  This scale creates new problems and
exacerbates old ones in areas such as storage capacity, performance,
concurrency, data retrieval, reliability, availability, and manageability.
Additionally, new technologies such as cloud storage are encouraging scientists
to preserve more old data and to expand their analyses to include data 
from a wider range of previous computations.  Paying special attention to
issues in which community collaboration can be crucial such as problem
identification, workload capture, solution interoperability, standards with
community buy-in, and shared tools, this one-day workshop seeks contributions
in the form of papers and posters on relevant topics, including but not limited

* performance and benchmarking results and tools, 
* failure tolerance, 
* APIs and protocols for high performance features, 
* parallel file systems, 
* high bandwidth storage architectures, 
* wide area file systems, 
* metadata intensive workloads, 
* information extraction,
* autonomics for HPC storage, 
* checkpoint/restart,  
* virtualization for storage systems,
* archival storage advances, and 
* resource management innovations.

Paper Submissions:
Due: Friday, September 16, 2011, 11:59 PM PDT
Notification: Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Camera-ready due: Sunday, November 6, 2011
Slides due: Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 

The parallel data storage workshop holds a peer reviewed competitive process
for selecting extended abstracts and short papers.  Submit a not previously
published extended abstract of up to 5 pages, not less than 10 point font, in a
PDF file as instructed on the workshop web site.  Submitted papers will be
reviewed under the supervision of the workshop program committee. Submissions
should indicate authors and affiliations.  Final papers must not be longer than
5 pages.  Selected papers and associated talk slides will be made available on
the workshop web site; the papers will also be published in the digital library
of the IEEE or ACM. 

Poster Submissions:
Due: Monday, November 7, 2011, 11:59 PM PDT
Notification: Wednesday, November 19, 2011

The PDSW program committee highly encourages authors of accepted papers to
present posters of their work. Additional submissions for technical poster
presentation will be considered if they are marked as such and include title
and author list and a short abstract. Further specifications for poster
production will be available on the workshop web site.

Program Committee:
John Bent, Los Alamos National Laboratory (PC Chair)
Randal Burns, Johns Hopkins University 
Andreas Dilger, Whamcloud, Inc. 
Yong Chen, Texas Tech University 
Haryadi Gunawi, University of California, Berkeley 
Adam Manzanares, Los Alamos National Laboratory 
Dutch Meyer, University of British Columbia 
Ethan Miller, University of California, Santa Cruz 
Ron Oldfield, Sandia National Laboratory 
Vijayan Prabhakaran, Microsoft Research 
Karsten Schwan, Georgia Tech 
Brad Settlemyer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory 
Raju Rangaswami, Florida International University 
Doug Thain, University of Notre Dame 
Rob Ross, Argonne National Laboratory 

Steering Committee:
Scott Brandt, University of California, Santa Cruz
Evan J. Felix, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Garth A. Gibson, Carnegie Mellon University and Panasas Inc.
Gary Grider, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Peter Honeyman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Center for Information Technology Integration
Bill Kramer, National Center for Supercomputing Applications/University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Darrell Long, University of California, Santa Cruz
Carlos Maltzahn, University of California, Santa Cruz
Philip C. Roth, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
John Shalf, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Lee Ward, Sandia National Laboratories

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