IEEE SNAPI 2008 is a leading IEEE workshop on storage networking and will be held in conjunction with the 25th IEEE Conference on Mass Storage Systems and Technologies (MSST) on September 22, 2008 (Monday) at Sheraton Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
SNAPI is pleased to welcome Almadena Chtchelkanova, Program Director within the CISE Directorate of NSF, and Ethan Miller, Professor of Computer Science at Univ. of California Santa Cruz, to give invited talks at the workshop.
Dr. Chtchelkanova will speak on NSF-sponsored research in her presentation. She is program director for NSF's High End Computing University Research Activity (HECURA) program. The HECURA program supports research and education projects focused on I/O, file and storage systems design for efficient, high throughput data storage, retrieval and management in the high-end computing (HEC) environment.
Dr. Miller is the Associate Director of the Storage Systems Research Center (SSRC) at UCSC. His current research projects, which are funded by the NSF, DoE, and industry support for the SSRC, include long-term archival storage systems, scalable metadata systems, issues in petabyte-scale storage systems, reliable and secure file systems, and file systems for non-volatile memory technologies.
IEEE SNAPI 2008 is one of the workshops associated with MSST. Registration is managed through MSST; however, be aware that you must register explicitly for the SNAPI workshop. It is not necessary to register for MSST to register for and attend SNAPI.
The SNAPI 2008 program is now available.
SNAPI 2008 will bring together experts from academia and industry to discuss cutting edge research on parallel and distributed data storage technologies, storage interconnects, and storage management. These topics gain importance based on the tremendous need for storage capacity and I/O performance, which have become critical factors for computing systems, generally, from enterprise systems to computational science and everything in between. As a result, disk I/O and data storage on which data reside have clearly become "first class citizens" in the modern information world. In addition, parallelism is now ubiquitous in computing, from multi-core processors within a single enclosure to massively parallel I/O systems that span many racks of equipment.