9th Parallel Data Storage Workshop

held in conjunction with SC14

, Qatar Computing Research Institute; North Carolina State University
, Argonne National Laboratory

General Chair:
Dean Hildebrand, IBM, USA

Sunday, November 16, 2014
Room - TBA
New Orleans, LA

SC14 Workshop Web Page

paper deadline extended - closed

abstract / agenda / cfp / WIP session
attending the workshop / committees
camera ready instructions


Peta- and exascale computing infrastructures make unprecedented demands on storage capacity, performance, concurrency, reliability, availability, and manageability. This one-day workshop focuses on the data storage and management problems and emerging solutions found in peta- and exascale scientific computing environments, with special attention to issues in which community collaboration can be crucial for problem identification, workload capture, solution interoperability, standards with community buy-in, and shared tools.

Addressing storage media ranging from tape, HDD, and SSD, to emerging storage devices like NVRAM, the workshop seeks contributions on relevant topics, including but not limited to:

  • performance and benchmarking
  • failure tolerance problems and solutions
  • APIs for high performance features
  • parallel file systems
  • high bandwidth storage architectures
  • support for high velocity or complex data
  • metadata intensive workloads
  • autonomics for HPC storage
  • virtualization for storage systems
  • archival storage advances
  • resource management innovations
  • incorporation of emerging storage technologies
  • workload study from production systems


To be announced closer to the event.


CALL FOR PAPERS POSTER - download, print, and hang one up at your office / department!

The Parallel Data Storage Workshop holds a peer reviewed competitive process for selecting short papers. Submit a not previously published short paper of up to 5 pages, not less than 10 point font and not including references, 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 (excluding references). 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.


Due: 9pm PDT, Saturday, August 30, 2014 - closed
Notification to authors: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Camera-ready due: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Slides due: Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, 5:00 pm PDT, BEFORE the workshop
- please
email them to Joan


Work-in-progress (WIP) Submissions

There will also be a WIP session at the workshop, where presenters give 5-minute brief talks on their on-going work, with fresh problems/solutions, but may not be mature or complete yet for paper submission. A 1-page abstract is required as instructed on the workshop web site.

WIP Submission Deadline: Sunday, November 2, 2014
WIP Notification: Friday, November 7, 2014


Please be aware that all attendees to the workshop, both speakers and participants, will have to pay the SC14 registration fee. Workshops are no longer included as part of the technical program registration. With a paid Technical Program registration, workshop fees are $50 for Members/Non-Members and $25 for Students. A workshop only fee is available for $200 for Members/Non-Members and $100 for Students.

To attend the workshop, please register through the Supercomputing '14 registration page. Registration opens in July.

program COMMITTEE:

Andre Brinkmann, Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany
Garth Gibson, Carnegie Mellon University and Panasas Inc., USA
Dean Hildebrand, IBM, USA - General Chair
Hong Jiang, University of Nebraska, USA
Youngjae Kim, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Dries Kimpe (Chair), Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Xiaosong Ma (Chair), Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
    and North Carolina State University
Carlos Maltzahn, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Ron Oldfield, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Narasimha Reddy, Texas A&M University, USA
Robert Ross, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Karsten Schwan, Georgia Tech, USA
Matt Tolentino, Intel, USA
Jin Xiong, ICT, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Sudharshan Vazhkudai, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA


John Bent, EMC
Scott Brandt, University of California, Santa Cruz
Evan Felix, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Garth Gibson, Carnegie Mellon University and Panasas Inc.
Gary Grider, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Dean Hildebrand, IBM
Peter Honeyman, University of Michigan
Darrell Long, University of California, Santa Cruz
Carlos Maltzahn, University of California, Santa Cruz
Rob Ross, Argonne National Laboratory
Phil Roth, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Karsten Schwan, Georgia Tech
John Shalf, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center,
   Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Lee Ward, Sandia National Laboratories