Managing scientific data at large scale is challenging for scientists but also for the host data center. The storage and file systems deployed within a data center are expected to meet users' requirements for data integrity and high performance across heterogeneous and concurrently running applications.
With new storage technologies and layers in the memory hierarchy, the picture is becoming murkier. To effectively manage the data load within a data center, I/O experts must understand how users expect to use these new storage technologies and what services they should provide in order to enhance user productivity. We seek to ensure a systems-level perspective is included in these discussions.
In this workshop we bring together I/O experts from data centers and application workflows to share current practices for scientific workflows, issues and obstacles for both hardware and the software stack, and R&D to overcome these issues.
The workshop content is build on two tracks with calls for papers/talks:
Contributions to both tracks are peer reviewed and require submission of the respective research paper or idea for your presentation via Easychair (see the descriptions below).
We will have a keynote by Robert Ross with the topic: “Studying I/O in the Data Center: Observing and Simulating I/O for Fun and Profit”.
Rob Ross from Argonne National Laboratory serves as deputy director of the Scientific Data Management, Analysis, and Visualization Institute. He lead and was involved in many storage projects such as PVFS2, Darshan and CODES, and published more than 100 papers in the area of HPC-I/O.
Please also see our BoF for the community project VI4IO at ISC.
The workshop is organized by
The workshop is integrated into ISC-HPC. We welcome everybody to joint the workshop, including:
You may be interested to join our open mailing list HPC-IODC-16 which is open to discuss HPC-I/O topics.
We especially welcome participants that are willing to give a presentation about the I/O of the representing institutions data center. Note that such presentations should cover the topics mentioned below.
We accept short papers with up to 10 pages (excl. references) in LNCS format. Please see the instructions and templates for authors provided by Springer.
Our targeted proceedings are ISC's post-conference workshop proceedings in Springers LNCS. We use Easychair for managing the proceedings and PC interaction.
The topics of interest in this track include but are not limited to:
We use Easychair for managing the acceptance and PC interaction. If you are interested to participate please submit a short (1/2 page) intended abstract of your talk together with a short Bio.
The following list of items should be tried to be integrated into a talk covering your data center, if possible. We hope your sites administrator will support you to gather the information with little effort.
The Agenda is currently in preparation.