JUNE 19–23, 2016

Session Details

Name: HPC I/O in the Data Center (HPC-IODC)
Time: Thursday, June 23, 2016
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Room:   Megabyte
Frankfurt Marriott Hotel
Breaks:11:00 am - 11:30 am Coffee Break
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch
04:00 pm - 04:30 pm Coffee Break
Organizer:   Julian Kunkel, DKRZ
  Jay Lofstead, Sandia National Laboratories
  Colin McMurtrie, CSCS
Speaker:   Thomas Bönisch, HLRS
  Matthew Curry, Sandia National Laboratories
  Wolfgang Frings, JSC
  Matthew Jones, University of Reading
  Julian Kunkel, DKRZ
  Jay Lofstead, Sandia National Laboratories
  Colin McMurtrie, CSCS
  Sandra Mendez, LRZ
  Robert Ross, ANL
Abstract:   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 appli- cation 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. To focus on relevant aspects and streamline the discussion, a list of relevant topics is provided as common structure of the talks. Short scientific papers related to the topic are welcome for submission and will be published under open access.

Targeted Audience
* I/O experts from data centers and industry. * Researchers/Engineers working on high-performance I/O for data centers * Interested domain scientists and computer scientists interested in discussing I/O issues. * Vendors are also welcome, but their presentations must align with the same topics and not focus on commercial aspects.

For more details, please visit the workshop webpage at https://wr.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/events/2016/iodc