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FAST '04, 3rd USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies
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Wednesday, March 31, 2004
2:15 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Opening Remarks
Session Chair: Chandu Thekkath, Microsoft Research
2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Reliability & Availability
Session Chair: Chandu Thekkath, Microsoft Research

Awarded Best Paper!
Row-Diagonal Parity for Double Disk Failure Correction

Peter Corbett, Bob English, Atul Goel, Tomislav Grcanac, Steven Kleiman, James Leong, and Sunitha Sankar, Network Appliance, Inc.

Awarded Best Student Paper!
Improving Storage System Availability with D-GRAID

Muthian Sivathanu, Vijayan Prabhakaran, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, and Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, University of Wisconsin, Madison

3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.   Break
4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Measurement, Modeling, and Management
Session Chair: Richard Golding, IBM Almaden

Polus: Growing Storage QoS Management Beyond a "4-Year Old Kid"
Sandeep Uttamchandani and Kaladhar Voruganti, IBM Almaden Research Center; Sudarshan Srinivasan, University of Illinios at Urbana-Champaign; John Palmer and David Pease, IBM Almaden Research Center

Buttress: A Toolkit for Flexible and High Fidelity I/O Benchmarking
Eric Anderson, Mahesh Kallahalla, Mustafa Uysal, and Ram Swaminathan, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories

Designing for Disasters
Kimberley Keeton, Cipriano Santos, and Dirk Beyer, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories; Jeffrey Chase, Duke University; John Wilkes, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories

6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.   Reception
Thursday, April 1, 2004
9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Keynote: Scaling File Service Up and Out
Garth Gibson, Panasas and Carnegie Mellon University

Professor Gibson has 15 years of leadership in innovative storage systems ranging from the defining paper on Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks (RAID) to the first commercial implementation of a parallel file system for Object Storage Devices (OSD).

Click here to view the slides from the keynote presentation (PDF)

10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.   Break
10:30 a.m.–12:00 noon
Session Chair: Jeff Chase, Duke University

Diamond: A Storage Architecture for Early Discard in Interactive Search
Larry Huston, Intel Research Pittsburgh; Rahul Sukthankar, Carnegie Mellon University; Rajiv Wickremesinghe, Intel Research Pittsburgh; M. Satyanarayanan and Gregory R. Ganger, Carnegie Mellon University; Erik Riedel, Seagate Research; Anastassia Ailamaki, Carnegie Mellon University

MEMS-based Storage Devices and Standard Disk Interfaces: A Square Peg in a Round Hole?
Steven W. Schlosser and Gregory R. Ganger, Carnegie Mellon University

A Performance Comparison of NFS and iSCSI for IP-Networked Storage
Peter Radkov, University of Massachusetts; Li Yin, University of California, Berkeley; Pawan Goyal and Prasenjit Sarkar, IBM Almaden Research Center; Prashant Shenoy, University of Massachusetts

12:00 noon–1:30 p.m.   Conference Luncheon
1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
File Systems
Session Chair: Greg Ganger, Carnegie Mellon University

A Versatile and User-Oriented Versioning File System
Kiran-Kumar Muniswamy-Reddy, Charles P. Wright, Andrew Himmer, and Erez Zadok, Stony Brook University

Tracefs: A File System to Trace Them All
Akshat Aranya, Charles P. Wright, and Erez Zadok, Stony Brook University

HyLog: A High Performance Approach to Managing Disk Layout
Wenguang Wang, Yanping Zhao, and Rick Bunt, University of Saskatchewan

3:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.   Break
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Optimizing Block Access
Session Chair: Guillermo Alvarez, IBM Almaden

Atropos: A Disk Array Volume Manager for Orchestrated Use of Disks
Jiri Schindler, Steven W. Schlosser, Minglong Shao, Anastassia Ailamaki, and Gregory R. Ganger, Carnegie Mellon University

C-Miner: Mining Block Correlations in Storage Systems
Zhenmin Li, Zhifeng Chen, Sudarshan M. Srinivasan, and Yuanyuan Zhou, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

4:30 p.m.–5:30 pm.
Work-in-Progress Reports
Session Chairs: Christos Karamanolis, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories; Yuanyuan Zhou, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.   Poster Session and Happy Hour
Friday, April 2, 2004
8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Caching & Scheduling
Session Chair: Randy Wang, Princeton University

CAR: Clock with Adaptive Replacement
Sorav Bansal, Stanford University; Dharmendra S. Modha, IBM Almaden Research Center

Circus: Opportunistic Block Reordering for Scalable Content Servers
Stergios V. Anastasiadis, Rajiv G. Wickremesinghe, and Jeffrey S. Chase, Duke University

Awarded Best Student Paper!
A Framework for Building Unobtrusive Disk Maintenance Applications

Eno Thereska, Jiri Schindler, John Bucy, Brandon Salmon, Christopher R. Lumb, and Gregory R. Ganger, Carnegie Mellon University

10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.   Break
10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Mobile Storage
Session Chair: Dirk Grunwald, University of Colorado

Integrating Portable and Distributed Storage
Niraj Tolia, Carnegie Mellon University and Intel Research Pittsburgh; Jan Harkes, Carnegie Mellon University; Michael Kozuch, Intel Research Pittsburgh; M. Satyanarayanan, Carnegie Mellon University and Intel Research Pittsburgh

Segank: A Distributed Mobile Storage System
Sumeet Sobti, Nitin Garg, Fengzhou Zheng, Junwen Lai, Yilei Shao, Chi Zhang, and Elisha Ziskind, Princeton University; Arvind Krishnamurthy, Yale University; Randolph Y. Wang, Princeton University

11:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
Closing Remarks
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