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BoF Schedule (as of February 25, 2010)
For the most current schedule, please see the BoF Boards in the registration area.
|Thursday, February 25, 2010
No A/V provided
Dispersed Storage and
No A/V provided
Storage, and Replay
College and SNIA
A 1000 Node Emulab
Service: Do You Want It?
Garth Gibson, CMU/Panasas;
James Nunez, LANL
Panel Discussion and Beer Social BoF
From the Sandbox to the Data Center: What it Takes to Bring Data Storage Innovations to Market
Jacob Farmer, Cambridge Computer
Wednesday, February 24, 7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m., Belvedere
So, you've dreamed up a brilliant new algorithm or maybe you have designed the storage architecture of the future. How do you bring to market a data storage solution that people actually use? Come discuss the trials and tribulations of pulling together a team, developing the product, raising capital, winning over customers, and building a sustainable business. Our panelists are people who have had the visions and taken the risks. Some hit home runs; others got stuck in the mud; others are still pursuing the dream.
pNFS and NFSv4.1 after RFC Approval and the Road ahead
Sorin Faibish, EMC Corporation
Wednesday, February 24, 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., Atherton
With the aproval of the RFC 5661 - 5664 the NFSv4 minor version 1 and all 3 pNFS protocols are becoming full IETF standard. The time has come for vendors to embrace and support the new protocol. But the work is not yet
finished as there are many more enhancements that are needed. This BoF will discuss the current status of the pNFS implementations in Linux, Windows and Solaris and try to find ways to accelerate the adoption of pNFS. We will also try to dicuss new requirements for NFSv4.2 as well as less known proposed enhancement drafts. (slides)
Building a Storage Stack for 1 Billion+ People: The Reality Vendor BoF
Wednesday, February 24, 8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m., Atherton
Join members of the Windows Storage teams for a lively discussion about building a storage platform that satisfies the needs of Billions of consumers and enterprises.
Peter Honeyman, CITI, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Wednesday, February 24, 9:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m., Atherton
Federated Namespace Applications and Protocols
James Lentini, NetApp
Thursday, February 25, 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., Atherton
We will discuss applications of a federated namespace and the protocols being standardized in the IETF's NFSv4 Working Group that enable them. These open, portable protocols permit the construction of a cross-platform, federated file system namespace accessible to unmodified NFSv4 clients.
Trace Collection, Storage, and Replay
Geoff Kuenning, Harvey Mudd College and SNIA
Thursday, February 25, 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., Cupertino
Traces continue to be an essential tool for studying file systems. In this BoF, we will discuss techniques for collecting, storing, disseminating, analyzing, and replaying traces. If you have trace problems, bring them to this BoF and share your solutions.
Dispersed Storage and Academic Dispersed Storage Network Initiative
Jason Resch, Cleversafe, Inc.
Thursday, February 25, 8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m., Atherton
We will introduce dispersed storage technology and discuss approaches for standardization within the scope of cloud storage services. Dispersed storage is a technique which uses erasure codes to provide redundancy and geographic dispersion as an alternative to multi-site replication. Additionally, we are seeking parties interested in participating in an inter-organizational dispersed storage network comprised of academic and research institutions.
A 1000 Node Emulab Service: Do You Want It?
Garth Gibson, CMU/Panasas; James Nunez, LANL
Thursday, February 25, 8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m., Cupertino
Los Alamos National Laboratory is proposing to NSF that it refurbish and make available for use by academics very large (e.g. 1000 nodes), recently retired, commodity clusters. And to manage these using the familiar Emulab software. This could be raw hardware, so all software can be replaced, possibly allocated for dedicated use for days at a stretch, and it could come with something like 25% spare parts, so destructive fault injection (ie, hammer-tolerant distributed systems) could be possible. Come talk to us about your interest in having access to such a resource.