NSC'08 Storage track

The NSC'08 workshop will focus on storage techniques for small/fast and large/safe in the High Performance Computing world. Presentations will reveal the latest developments within Lustre, GPFS and other configurations with emphasis on the HPC storage world. We will also get the latest status from the Nordic countries about current storage projects. The Swedish Database Infrastructure Committee (DISC) will present its organisation, and laws and regulations in conjuction with large databases.

The conference fee for this track is SEK 1500 and includes the conference dinner on Tuesday night. You will be sent an invoice for the fee after the conference.

This track will take place in Schrödinger, Fysikhuset.

Tuesday, October 14

09:00 Registration and coffee at the Fysikhuset entrance
10:00 Welcome
Karl-Fredrik Berggren, NSC chairman; Bengt Persson, NSC director
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10:30 Introduction to Storage Challenges in the HPC World
Tom Langborg, NSC
10:50 Problems with Regulations and Laws for Data Storage
Magnus Stenbeck, DISC director
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11:20 Scalable Performance in the Panasas Parallel File System
Dr. Brent Welch, Panasas
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12:00 Lunch at Restaurant Kårallen
13:00 Building Self-Healing Mass Storage Arrays for Large Cluster Systems
Toine Beckers, DataDirect Networks Inc.
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13:30 GPFS Performance Tuning
Klaus Gottschalk, IBM
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14:15 Scaling Storage Up and Out
Staffan Strand, Hitachi
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15:00 Coffee break
15:10 ~ PGP signing for those who have sent their fingerprints. Room: Jordan-Fermi, two floors above Planck.
15:30 Long Distance InfiniBand Transport
Dr. David Southwell, Obsidian
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16:15 Storage Networks
Bjorn Martinussen, Cisco
17:00 Break
18:30 Guided walk from the hotels to Tornet
19:00 Conference dinner at Tornet

Wednesday, October 15

09:00 TSM Large Backup System Performance
Frank Müller, IBM
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09:45 Coffee break
10:15 NorStore, Storing Norwegian Research Data
Jan Meijer, UNINETT
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10:45 Lustre and Other Open Source Based Storage Projects
Dr. Torben Kling-Petersen, Sun Microsystems
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11:30 CSC Storage Projects
Ari Lukkarinen, CSC
12:00 Adjourn and lunch at Restaurant Kårallen