SNAPI 2010






ieee snapi 2010




7:00—8:30: Breakfast

8:30—10:00 Keynote
(Chair: Toni Cortes, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain)

Welcome. Toni Cortes

Storage in an  Exascale World


Keynote by Rob Ross

Abstract: Storage systems play a crucial role in high-performance computing, providing a fault tolerant repository for application state and holding the results of simulations for future analysis. Without robust storage systems, high-performance computing applications would fail to deliver new discoveries. As supercomputing pushes into the exascale regime, systems will reach unprecedented levels of concurrency, complexity, and rate of computation, dramatically widening the gap between simulation and storage capabilities. To meet the needs of exascale applications, future storage systems must break from business as usual.

10:00—10:30 Coffee break

10:30—12:00 Taking advantage of SSDs
(Chair: Peter Sobe, University of Luebeck, Germany)

FASTer FTL for Enterprise-Class Flash Memory SSDs. Sang-Phil Lim, Sang-Won Lee and Bongki Moon.


Enhancing Checkpoint Writing with Staging IO and SSD. Xiangyong Ouyang, Sonya Marcarelli and Dhabaleswar Panda.


NAND Flash Based Disk Cache Using SLC/MLC Combined Flash Memory. Seongcheol Hong and Dongkun Shin.


12:00—13:30 Lunch

13:30—15:00 Metadata management
(Chair: Yifeng Zhu, University of Maine, USA)

hashFS: Applying Hashing to Optimize File Systems for Small File Reads. Paul Lensing, Dirk Meister and André Brinkmann.


Wofs: A Distributed Network File System Supporting Fast Data Insertion and Truncation. Cheng-Chia Wang and Yarsun Hsu.

        No slides avaiable because the paper could not be presented

BabuDB: Fast and Efficient File System Metadata Storage using LSM-Trees. Jan Stender, Björn Kolbeck, Mikael Högqvist and Felix Hupfeld.


15:00—15:30 Coffee break

15:30—17:00 Miscellanea
(Chair: André Brinkmann, Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing,

Using Transparent Compression at the Block Level to Increase Storage Space Efficiency. Thanos Makatos, Yannis Klonatos, Manolis Marazakis, Michail D. Flouris and Angelos Bilas.


Parallel Reed/Solomon Coding on Multicore Processors. Peter Sobe.


XCo: Explicit Coordination for Preventing Congestion in Data Center Ethernet. Vijay Shankar Rajanna, Smit Shah and Kartik Gopalan.



6th IEEE International Workshop on Storage Network Architecture and Parallel I/Os



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