Reprints from my posting to SAN-Tech Mailing List and ...


[san-tech][03608] Paper/Slide: 7th Parallel Data Storage Workshop (PSDW 2012) at SC12, November 12, 2012

Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 12:36:53 +0900
Supercomputing '12 (SC '12) で開催された

7th Parallel Data Storage Workshop (PSDW)
 held in conjunction with Supercomputing '12
 November 12, 2012

の Paper、Slideが公開されています:

"Discovering Structure in Unstructured I/O"
"Compressing Intermediate Keys between Mappers and Reducers in SciHadoop"
"Towards Dynamic Scripted pNFS Layouts"

"IOPin: Runtime Profiling of Parallel I/O in HPC Systems"
"SAN Optimization for High Performance Storage with RDMA Data Transfer"
 *)PCI Board Storage
"A Case for Scaling HPC Metadata Performance through De-specialization"

"An Evolutionary Path to Object Storage Access"
"DataMods: Programmable File System Services"
"A Case for Optimistic Coordination in HPC Storage Systems"



[san-tech][03607] Video-List: Storage Field Day 2, November 8-9, 2012

Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2012 05:36:39 +0900
2012年 11月 8, 9日に開催された

Storage Field Day 2, November 8-9, 2012

Storage Field Day 2
 Stephen Foskett

31 Videos

[san-tech][03606] Video-List: Next-Generation Storage Symposium, November 7, 2012

Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2012 05:36:07 +0900
2012年 11月 7日に開催された

Next-Generation Storage Symposium, November 7, 2012


Next-Generation Storage Symposium
 Stephen Foskett

12 Videos


[san-tech][03605] Slide: 23rd Daresbury Machine Evaluation Workshop (MEW23), 27, 28/11/2012

Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2012 09:11:08 +0900
2012年11月 27, 28日に開催された

23rd Daresbury Machine Evaluation Workshop (MEW23), 27 and 28 November 2012


MEW23 - Agenda

[san-tech][03604] HP: Industry-first Innovations for its Converged Storage Portfolio, December 03, 2012

Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2012 08:03:43 +0900
2012年 12月 3日(ドイツ時間) HPより発表された新ストレージラインのリンクを

"HP Redefines Storage Simplicity with Single Architecture for Enterprises of All Sizes"
 Most significant set of new storage platforms in over a decade
 December 03, 2012

  "HP today announced industry-first innovations for its Converged Storage
   portfolio that break through complexities and inefficiencies with
   a single architecture for all sizes of client deployments.

   Designed for virtualized, cloud and big data retention environments,
   these solutions include new HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage, HP StoreAll Storage
   and HP StoreOnce Backup product offerings."


[san-tech][03587] Dell Ventures Announces $60 Million Early Stage Storage Investment Fund

Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2012 20:40:14 +0900
Dellの投資部門会社の Dell Venturesが、ストレージスタートアップ企業に
総額 $60 Millionの投資計画をアナウンスしました。
※ 5~10社に ラウンドあたり $3-5M。

Dell Venturesからのプレスリリースはありませんが、

"Dell Is Fueling the Next Big Thing in Innovation -
 Dell Ventures Announces Early Stage Storage Investment Fund"
 17 Jul 2012, Jim Lussier, The Official Dell Corporate Blog
  "While on stage at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference today,
   Michael Dell announced a $60M early stage investment fund,
   the Dell Fluid Data Storage Fund. We have set our sights on investing
   in five to ten promising storage startups. We plan to obtain equity
   positions in these innovative companies, with average investments of
   $3-5 million per round."
  "Our storage investments will align to the Dell Fluid Data architecture
   strategy with the end game of bringing more affordable and easier
   to manage storage solutions to more of the market."


[san-tech][03586] Slide/Video: O'Reilly OSCON (Open Source Convention) 2012, (2012/07/16-20)

Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2012 16:14:24 +0900
2012年 7月 16日~20日に開催された

O'Reilly OSCON (Open Source Convention) 2012, July 16 - 20, 2012

の Slide/Videoが公開されています。

OSCON 2012 Speaker Slides & Video


[san-tech][03585] Slide: Summer 2012 ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs (2012/07/15-19)

Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 14:18:41 +0900
2012年 7月 15日~19日開催の

Summer 2012 ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs. July 15 - July 19, 2012

Slideが公開されています (全てではありません)。

Program, All Days

"Internet2 readies 100G OpenFlow SDN for Big Data"
 July 09, 2012, Network World

にあるように、SDN (Software Defined Network) 関係が多い気がします。


[san-tech][03584] Statement of Work, US DOE/NNSA Extreme-Scale Computing Research and Development FastForward RFP (2012)

Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 19:41:03 +0900
"LLNL Takes Lead in Managing the DOE’s FastForward Program"
 08.16.2012, insideHPC

先日担当社が確定した (公式プレスリリースは見つかりませんが)、DOE/NNSAの
Extreme-Scale Computing Research and Development
FastForward Request for Proposals

の Statement of Work (プロジェクトの目標、成果物等、役割分担を明記した
文章) を斜め読みしてみました (SOWの TCO紹介は長いので最後にしました)。
はじめにプロジェクトについて (プロジェクト期間は 2年間)

"The FastForward RFP objective is to initiate partnerships with multiple
 companies to accelerate the R&D of critical technologies needed
 for extreme-scale computing. It is recognized that the broader
 computing market will drive innovation in a direction that may not meet
 DOE's mission needs"

後で紹介する NVIDIAの Bill Dallyの Blogの方が解りやすい気がするので:
"The two-year contract calls for NVIDIA to conduct research and development
 in processor architecture, circuits, memory architecture, high-speed
 signaling and programming models to enable an exascale computer at
 a reasonable power level. The concept is to use thousands of efficient,
 throughput-optimized cores to perform the bulk of the work, with
 a handful of latency-optimized cores to perform the residual serial
 computation." Bill Dally, NVIDIA
※↑に Storage and I/Oが加わります。

以下の 3領域で RFPを募集してました (2012/05/11締切)

*)Storage and I/O


[san-tech][03583] NCSA Blue Waters deploys Redundant Arrays of Independent Tapes (RAIT)

Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 16:03:02 +0900
2012年 4月 16日~18日に開催された HPC User Forumの資料を見ていて気付いた
のですが、NCSA Blue Watersのテープシステム (Spectra Logic T-Finity Libraries
380 raw petabytes (PB)) では、Redundant Arrays of Independent Tapes (RAIT)

"Blue Waters"
 Merle Giles, NCSA Business & Economic Development
 HPC User Forum - Richmond VA - April 2012

RAIT (Page 12)
*)Multiple data classes depending on file size to take advantage of tape
  writing strategies
    4+1, 7+2, 10+2, etc
    Trade off latency vs performance - Depends on the size of the data
*)Multiple levels of RAIT part of the requirements
Blue Waters Project

[san-tech][03582] Slide: LRZ SuperMUC at Workshop: Toward Green Computing Centers (2012/06/28), TERATEC Forum 2012

Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 11:32:48 +0900
"How many DRAMs does it take to populate a supercomputer?
 746,496 plus a lot of hot water for cooling"
 July 25, 2012, Denali Memory Report

2012年 6月の TOP500で 4位 (インテル互換系システムとして最速) となった、
Leibniz-Rechenzentrum (LRZ) SuperMUCの講演資料です。
SuperMUCは IBM System x iDataPlexによる温水冷却システムです;

"Energy-efficient High Performance Computing with SuperMUC"
 Arndt BODE, Director
 Leibniz-Supercomputer Center of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences LRZ
 June 28, 2012
 Toward Green Computing Centers, Workshop at TERATEC Forum 2012

SuperMUC Petascale System


[san-tech][03578] Slide: International Workshop on Runtime and Operating Systems for Supercomputers (ROSS 2012), (2012/06/29)

Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 14:43:18 +0900

International Workshop on
Runtime and Operating Systems for Supercomputers (ROSS 2012)
Held in conjunction with ICS 2012, Venice, Italy, June 29, 2012

"The complexity of node architectures in supercomputers increases
 as we cross petaflop milestones on the way towards Exascale.
 Increasing levels of parallelism in multi- and many-core chips and
 emerging heterogeneity of computational resources coupled with energy
 and memory constraints force a reevaluation of our approaches towards
 operating systems and runtime environments. The International Workshop
 on Runtime and Operating Systems for Supercomputers provides a forum
 for researchers to exchange ideas and discuss research questions that
 are relevant to upcoming supercomputers."


[san-tech][03577] Slide/Video: Velocity 2012 - O'Reilly Conferences (2012/06/25 -27)

Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 19:21:30 +0900
2012年 6月 25日~27日に開催された

O'Reilly Velocity 2012
Web Performance & Operations Conference, June 25 - 27, 2012

の Slide/Videoが公開されています:
Velocity 2012 Speaker Slides & Video
*)Web Performance
*)Velocity Culture
*)Mobile Performance

Velocity 2012 Schedule

YouTube List:
Velocity US 2012, O'Reilly
O'Reilly Channel


[san-tech][03572] Slide: 2012 Red Hat Summit and JBossWord (June 26-29, 2012)

Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2012 05:16:48 +0900
2012年 6月 26日~29日に開催された

2012 Red Hat Summit and JBossWord, June 26-29, 2012

の Slideが公開されています:


[san-tech][03569] Re:”1平方インチあたり5テラビットとなるHDDの要素技術を開発”, NEDO & 東北大学

Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 19:08:54 +0900
平成 24年 5月 29日に開催された、文部科学省 情報科学委員会 (第 76回) での
本プロジェクト関連配付資料が公開されました (6月 22日)

情報科学技術委員会(第76回) 配付資料

資料2 「高機能・超低消費電力コンピューティングのためのデバイス・システム基盤」最終成果報告


[san-tech][03568] Paper: 2012 USENIX Federated Conferences Week (June 12 - 15, 2012)

Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 09:50:19 +0900
2012年 6月 12日~15日に開催された USENIX Federated Conferences Weekの
Paper (一部 Slide) が公開されています:

2012 USENIX Federated Conferences Week, June 12 - 15, 2012

Federated Conferences Weekは複数のワークショップ等から成り立ちます。

USENIX Annual Technical Conference 2012 (ATC '12)
USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Storage and File Systems (HotStorage '12)
USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing (HotCloud '12)


[san-tech][03567] Slide/Video: HPC Advisory Council European Conference 2012, (June 17, 2012)

Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2012 08:36:41 +0900
2012年 6月 17日に開催された

HPC Advisory Council European Conference 2012

の Slideが公開されています。

The agenda for the conference