10th Parallel Data Storage Workshop

held in conjunction with SC15

monday, November 16, 2015
Austin, TX
Hilton Salon D

Workshop Chairs:

Sandia National Laboratories

Virginia Tech

General Chair:


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

Paper and Wip submission sites now open


Peta­ and exascale computing infrastructures make unprecedented demands on storage capacity, performance, concurrency, reliability, availability, and manageability. This one­day 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 buy­in, 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, and
  • programmability of storage systems


Information on scheduling will be added here as the event approaches.



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.


Deadline information:

Regular 5-page paper submissions due: 9/16/2015, 11:59:59pm EDT
Notifications to authors: 9/30/2015
E-copyrights and camera ready due: 10/9/2015
Slides due: Sunday,11/15/2015, 8:00 pm EDT, 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.


WIP Submission Deadline: Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, 11:59:59pm EDT
WIP Notification: Friday, Nov. 6, 2015
Final Submission: Monday, Nov. 9, 2015


Please be aware that all attendees to the workshop, both speakers and participants, will have to pay the SC15 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 '15 registration page. Registration opens in July.

program COMMITTEE:

Eric Barton, Intel, UK
John Bent, EMC, USA
Ali Butt (Chair), Virginia Tech, USA
Suren Byna, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Garth Gibson, CMU and Panasas, USA
Julian Kunkel, University of Hamburg, Germany
Min Li, IBM Watson, USA
Jay Lofstead (Chair), Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Jeremy Logan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Xiaosong Ma, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Carlos Maltzahn, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Kathryn Mohror, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Robert Ross, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Karsten Schwan, Georgia Tech, USA
Jin Xiong, ICT, Chinese Academy of Science, China


John Bent, EMC 
Evan J. Felix, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 
Garth A. Gibson (chair), Carnegie Mellon University and Panasas Inc. 
Gary Grider, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Dean Hildebrand, IBM Research
Dries Kimpe, KCG, USA
Darrell Long, University of California, Santa Cruz 
Xiaosong Ma, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Carlos Maltzahn, University of California, Santa Cruz
Robert Ross, Argonne National Laboratory
Philip C. 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