Petascale Data Storage Workshop
Supercomputing '07

Session Chair: Garth Gibson, CMU


Sunday, November 11, 2007
8:30AM - 5:00PM, Atlantis Hotel-Ballroom E (NOTE ROOM CHANGE)
Reno, Nevada
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Petascale computing infrastructures make petascale demands on information storage capacity, performance, concurrency, reliability, availability, and manageability. The last decade has shown that parallel file systems can barely keep pace with high performance computing along these dimensions; this poses a critical challenge when near-future petascale requirements are considered. This recurring one-day workshop focuses on the data storage problems and emerging solutions found in petascale scientific computing environments, with special attention to issues in which community collaboration can be crucial, problem identification, workload capture, solution interoperability, standards with community buy-in, and shared tools.

This year the petascale data storage workshop held a peer reviewed competitive process for selecting extended abstracts and short papers.



Speakers: A file containing the final copy of your paper as a PDF file should be submitted to Joan Digney and/or Garth Gibson before the workshop.

NOTE TO AUTHORS: If you want your paper submitted to the ACM Digital Library, you must provide a signed hardcopy of ACM's copyright form to Garth at the conference, and follow ACM formating rules. See further instructions (PDF).

8:30am - 9:00am
Petascale Data Storage Workshop Introduction

Garth Gibson

9:00am - 10:20am
SESSION I: Scalable Systems

E. Krevat (presenter), V. Vasudevan, A. Phanishayee, D. Andersen, G. Ganger, G. Gibson, S. Seshan, Carnegie Mellon University
On Application-level Approaches to Avoiding TCP Throughput Collapse in Cluster-Based Storage Systems
Paper / Slides / Poster

Lei Chai, Xiangyong Ouyang, Ranjit Noronha (presenter) and Dhabaleswar K. Panda,
Ohio State University
pNFS/PVFS2 over InfiniBand: Early Experiences
Paper / Slides

Brent Welch (presenter), Panasas, Inc.
Integrated System Models for Reliable Petascale Storage Systems
Paper / Slides

Peter Braam, Byron Neitzel (presenter), Sun/Cluster File Systems
Scalable Locking and Recovery for Network File Systems
Paper / Slides

10:30am - 11:00am
POSTER SESSION 1 - see info below
11:00am - 12:20pm
SESSION II: Scalable Services

Jonathan Koren (presenter), Yi Zhang, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz
Searching and Navigating Petabyte Scale File Systems Based on Facets
Paper / Slides

Swapnil V. Patil (presenter), Garth A. Gibson, Sam Lang, Milo Polte,
Carnegie Mellon University
GIGA+: Scalable Directories for Shared File Systems
Paper / Slides / Poster

D. Bigelow, S. Iyer, T. Kaldewey, R. Pineiro, A. Povzner, S. Brandt, R. Golding (presenter), T. Wong,C. Maltzahn, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, IBM-Almaden
End-to-end Performance Management for Scalable Distributed Storage
Paper / Slides

Sage A. Weil (presenter), Andrew W. Leung, Scott A. Brandt, Carlos Maltzahn,
Univ. of California, Santa Cruz
RADOS: A Fast, Scalable, and Reliable Storage Service for Petabyte-scale Storage Clusters
Paper / Slides

12:30pm - 2:00pm
2:00pm - 3:20pm
SESSION III: Scalable Behaviors

Henry Monti (presenter), Ali R. Butt, Sudharshan S. Vazhkudai, Virginia Tech
A Result-Data Offloading Service for HPC Centers
Paper / Slides / Poster

Philip Roth (presenter), Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Characterizing the I/O Behavior of Scientific Applications on the Cray XT
Paper / Slides / Poster

Andrew Konwinski (presenter), John Bent, Meghan Quist, James Nunez,
Los Alamos National Laboratory
A Universal Taxonomy for Categorizing Tracing Frameworks
Paper / Slides / Poster

Ann L. Chervenak (presenter), Robert Schuler, USC Information Sciences Institute
A Data Placement Service for Petascale Applications
Paper / Slides

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Henry Newman, Instrumental Inc. -- Error Management and Storage Reliability in the Data Path

LBNL/NERSC -- Reliability Results of NERSC Systems

James Lentini, NetApp -- Status of NFS over RDMA in Linux

James Nunez, LANL -- New Failure Data Releases

Bianca Schroeder, U. of Toronto & CMU -- Computer Failure Data Repository

Evan Felix, PNNL -- fsstats Data Release

David Brown, PNNL -- Debian Lustre and PVFS Repository

4:00pm - 5:00pm



All presented papers and PDSW committee members were invited to bring a poster. The following additional posters were also invited.


  • Garth A. Gibson, Carnegie Mellon University and Panasas Inc.
  • Darrell Long, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Peter Honeyman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Center for Information Technology Integration
  • Gary A. Grider, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • William T.C. Kramer, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center,
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Philip C. Roth, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Evan J. Felix, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Lee Ward, Sandia National Laboratory


CFP Poster [PDF - 600K ]

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