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).
The workshop is held in conjunction with the ISC-HPC during the ISC workshop day. Note that the attendance of ISC workshops requires a workshop pass. The HPC-IODC workshop is half day but embedded into a full-day program for I/O that we organize with the team of the WOPSSS. Our cooperation includes the alignment of sessions and the potential to shift papers between the two workshops. We encourage participants to take the opportunity to attend both events. See also our last year's workshop web page.
|Date||Thursday June 22nd, 2017|
|Venue||Marriott Hotel, Frankfurt, Germany, Details about the ISC-HPC venue|
We stream the workshop on YouTube.
The workshop is organized by
The call for papers and talks is now closed. The workshop is integrated into ISC-HPC. We welcome everybody to join the workshop, including:
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 12 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.
For accepted papers, the length of the talk during the workshop depends on the controversiality and novelty of the approach (the length is decided based on the preference provided by the authors and feedback from the reviewers). We also allow virtual participation (without attending the workshop personally). All relevant work in the area of data center storage will be able to publish with our joint workshop proceedings, we just believe the available time should be used best to discuss ambivalent topics.
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.