• Location: Meeting Room C126, Oregon Convention Center, Portland
  • June 16, 2015 (Tuesday)
  • 8:15am-8:45am   Breakfast
  • 8:45am-9:00am   Opening Remarks 
  • 9:00am-10:00am Keynote (Session Chair: Rich Wolski)
  • Feeding the Beast: Getting Data into Big Systems
    Brent Gorda, Intel
  • 10:00am-11:00am           Software-Defined Platforms  (Session Chair: Rich Wolski)
  • Continuous Delivery of Composite Solutions: A Case for Collaborative Software Defined PaaS Environments
    Paula Austel (IBM Research);Han Chen (IBM Research);Thomas Mikalsen (IBM Research);Isabelle Rouvellou (IBM Research);Upendra Sharma (IBM Research);Ignacio Silva-Lepe (IBM Research);Revathi Subramanian (Self-employed (work done while at IBM));
  • Providing Software-Defined Dynamic Federation For Scientific Workflows
    Moustafa Abdelbaky (Rutgers University);Javier Diaz-Montes (Rutgers University);Mengsong Zou (Rutgers University);Manish Parashar (Rutgers University);
  • 11:00am-11:20am           Coffee Break
  • 11:20am-12:30pm           FCRC Plenary Session
  • 12:30pm-2:00pm Lunch
  • 2:00pm-3:30pm   Software-Defined Systems  (Session Chair: Dennis Gannon)
  • Redefining Data Locality for Cross-Data Center Storage
    Kwangsung Oh (University of Minnesota);Ajaykrishna Raghavan (University of Minnesota);Abhishek Chandra (University of Minnesota);Jon Weissman (University of Minnesota);
  • XOS: An Extensible Cloud Operating System
    Larry Peterson (Open Networking Lab);Scott Baker (Open Networking Lab);Andy Bavier (Princeton University);Sapan Bhatia (Princeton University);Jude Nelson (Princeton University);Mike Wawzoniak (Princeton University);John Hartman (University of Arizona);
  • Virtual Fabric-based Approach for Virtual Data Center Network
    Khalil Blaiech (Université du Quebec à Montreal);Omar Cherkaoui (Université du Quebec à Montreal);
  • 3:30pm-4:00pm   Coffee Break
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm   Building Flexibly Changeable Systems at Scale  (Session Chair: Andy Li)
    Panelists: Andrew A. Chien, Dennis Gannon, Brent Gorda, Rich Wolski

Keynote: Feeding the Beast: Getting Data into Big Systems

Brent Gorda

Title: Feeding the Beast: Getting Data into Big Systems

Abstract: The distance between compute and data continues to grow and despite being declared “dead” a decade ago, the interfaces of the serial world (Posix) are still with us. Is it time to move on and to what? How can we give applications the desired flexibility, consistency and volume of data in large systems composed of thousands or millions of failing parts? The group Brent runs at Intel, the High Performance Data Division, has been shepherding the Lustre file system while working on the riddle of “what now” for big systems when it comes to feeding them data.

Brent GordaBio: Brent Gorda has spent twenty-five years in the High Performance Parallel Computing community. As a long-time participant with the DOE labs, Brent was involved in the shift from vector to parallel computing. He was also involved in major system/architecture shifts including negotiating and holding the contract for the IBM BlueGene series of systems, software projects involving parallel languages and system tools and the Lustre storage project. In 2010, Brent started Whamcloud to focus on the Lustre file system. The startup was acquired by Intel in 2012 and Brent currently runs the High Performance Data Division as a business unit involved in high performance I/O activities.



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