IOPADS '96 Advance Program (David Kotz)
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From: (David Kotz)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 20 Dec 1995 00:08:55 -0500
Organization: Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Summary: I/O in Parallel and Distributed Systems; May 27, 1996
Keywords: conference, parallel

                                                CALL FOR PARTICIPATION


                                            Fourth Annual Workshop on
                              I/O in Parallel and Distributed Systems

                                              in conjunction with the
                      ACM 1996 Federated Computing Research Conference
                                                          May 27, 1996
                                                      Philadelphia, PA

                                                      Co-sponsored by:
                                                            ACM SIGACT
                                                          ACM SIGARCH
                                                          ACM SIGOPS
                                                            IEEE TCOS

                                                  In cooperation with:
                                                        ACM SIGMETRICS

    In 1996, its fourth year, IOPADS graduates from an informal workshop
held in conjunction with IPPS, to a format more like a symposium to be
co-located with many others at FCRC '96. The thrust of IOPADS has
always been to bring together researchers in all aspects of parallel
I/O, which we broadly place into five categories: architecture,
algorithms, applications, file and operating systems, and compilers
and runtime systems. It is our opinion that the problems of parallel
I/O are most effectively addressed by investigating all these areas
rather than working in each area in isolation. Although I/O-related
papers appear in many other conferences, the value of IOPADS is in
gathering interested researchers from all these areas of computer
science, encouraging cross-disciplinary interaction, rather than
working in each area in isolation.

    Through ACM Press, IOPADS will publish a formal proceedings, which
will be provided to all registrants and will be available for sale at
FCRC and afterwards.

    FCRC is the Federated Computing Research Conference, which was last
held in 1993. In 1996, FCRC will include many exciting conferences
and workshops under one roof: ICS, IOPADS, ISCA, PADS, PLDI, PODC,
SIGMETRICS, STOC, WOPA, Workshop on Academic Careers for Women,
Symposium on Computational Geometry, Conference on Computational
Complexity, Symposium on Networks and Information Management,
Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Tools, and Conference on
Functional Programming.


TENTATIVE PROGRAM for May 27, 1996

  8:00- 8:45 Breakfast

  8:45- 9:00 Opening remarks

  9:00-10:30 Session 1: Applications and Language Support
Chair: Charles Koelbel, Rice University

Efficient Data-Parallel Files via Automatic Mode Detection
Jason A. Moore, Oregon State University
Philip J. Hatcher, University of New Hampshire
Michael J. Quinn, Oregon State University

Tuning the Performance of I/O Intensive Parallel Applications
Anurag Acharya, Mustafa Uysal, Robert Bennett,
Assaf Mendelson, Michael Beynon,
Jeffrey K. Hollingsworth, Joel Saltz,
and Alan Sussman, University of Maryland

The Design and Implementation of SOLAR, a Portable Library for
Scalable Out-of-Core Linear Algebra Computations
Fred G. Gustavson and Sivan Toledo, IBM T. J. Watson

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-12:30 Session 2: Caching and Architectural Issues
Chair: John Wilkes, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories

Evaluating Approximately Balanced Parity-Declustered Data
Layouts for Disk Arrays
Eric J. Schwabe, Ian M. Sutherland, and
Bruce K. Holmer, Northwestern University

ENWRICH: A Compute-Processor Write Caching Scheme
for Parallel File Systems
Apratim Purakayastha and Carla Schlatter Ellis,
Duke University
David Kotz, Dartmouth College

Prefetching in Segmented Disk Cache for Multi-Disk Systems
Valery V. Soloviev, North Dakota State University

12:30- 2:00 Lunch

  2:00- 3:30 Session 3: File Systems
Chair: David Womble, Sandia National Laboratories

Performance of the Galley Parallel File System
Nils Nieuwejaar and David Kotz, Dartmouth College

HFS: A Performance-Oriented Flexible File System
Based on Building-Block Compositions
Orran Krieger and Michael Stumm, University of Toronto

Client-Server-Directed Collective I/O in Panda
Y. Chen, M. Winslett, K. Seamons, S. Kuo, Y. Cho,
and M. Subramaniam, University of Illinois

  3:30- 4:00 Break

  4:00- 5:00 Session 4: Theory and Algorithms
Chair: Jeffrey Vitter, Duke University

Bounds on the Separation of Two Parallel Disk Models
Chris Armen, University of Hartford

Structured Permuting in Place on Parallel Disk Systems
Leonard F. Wisniewski, Dartmouth College


                                                        General Chairs

David Kotz Thomas H. Cormen Ravi Jain
Department of Department of Bellcore
    Computer Science Computer Science 445 South Street
Dartmouth College Dartmouth College Morristown, NJ 07962
Hanover, NH 03755-3510 Hanover, NH 03755-3510 (201) 829-4756
(603) 646-1439 (603) 646-2417

                                                    Program Chair
                                                    Alok Choudhary
                                                    ECE Dept., 121 Link Hall
                                                    Syracuse University
                                                    Syracuse, NY 13244
                                                    (315) 443-4280

                                                    Program Committee

                              Sandra Johnson Baylor, IBM T. J. Watson
                                  Alok Choudhary, Syracuse University
                                        Tom Cormen, Dartmouth College
                                            Denise Ecklund, Intel SSD
                              Garth Gibson, Carnegie Mellon University
                                      Charles Koelbel, Rice University
                                        David Kotz, Dartmouth College
                Ethan Miller, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
                                                  Richard Muntz, UCLA
                  Dan Reed, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                      Jeffrey Vitter, Duke University
                            John Wilkes, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
                            David Womble, Sandia National Laboratories

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Department of Computer Science
Dartmouth College, 6211 Sudikoff Laboratory, Hanover NH 03755-3510
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