Workshop on Performance and Scalability of Storage Systems
AI/Machine Learning/Deep Learning
Big Data Analytics
Performance Analysis and Optimization
TimeThursday, June 20th2pm - 6pm
DescriptionThe Fourth Edition of WOPSSS aims to present state-of-the-art research, innovative ideas, and experience that focus on the design and implementation of HPC storage systems in both academic and industrial worlds, with a special interest on their performance analysis. Presently, two factors are affecting the design of new storage architectures. First, the race for Exascale is pushing storage systems to a scale unseen in current practice. Second, new technologies, such Storage Class Memories (SCM), are causing distruptions in the market. In the past, systems could be seen as three well identified components, each with its own order of magnitude: DRAM – nanosecond, network – microsecond, storage – millisecond. Now, this hierarchy and its isolation between components is becoming irrelevant because storage components are filtering down to faster levels (e.g., SCM latency is in nanoseconds, and NVMe storage is in microseconds).
Revisiting the legacy software stack and re-think current architecture is a daunting task which need a considerable effort from our community. Such a long and probably painful journey can not be envisioned without insights. At it modest scale WOPSSS is trying to contribute to this effort.