This workshop is the inaugural meeting in the attempt to forming a special interest group for high-performance I/O in the UK. It brings together: storage vendors, system and middleware developers, and users of data-intensive workloads in order to develop strategies for research, funding but also product development. It covers all aspects of data access and management including I/O workflow handling, parallel file systems, middleware, data compression, tuning, performance monitoring, novel interfaces, storage technology, data center perspectives. Participants present relevant RD&E in this field and discuss opportunities to bring forward the research in the UK. Talks should include challenges faced dealing with I/O and ongoing activities to overcome these challenges. Vendor talks focus on technical solutions for certain challenges accompanied by use cases demonstrating the benefit.

Date Wed June 6th, 2018
Venue AI lab, room 185, 1st floor, Polly Vacher, CS department, Reading University, Travel information
Contact Dr. Julian Kunkel

This workshop is funded by the department of computer science and powered by the Virtual Institute for I/O and ESiWACE 1).

The workshop is organized by

  • 09:30 Welcome coffee
  • 10:00 Welcome
    Julian Kunkel
  • 10:15 Dealing with I/O performance issues within the UM
    Adam Voysey
  • 10:45 I/O challenges for the LFRic Project
    Samantha Adams
  • 11:15 Challenges at Diamond
    Andrew J. Richards
  • 11:45 lunch, sponsored by the department of computer science
  • 12:30 Composing HPC Micro-Services to Build Application-Tailored Distributed Object Stores
    Matthieu Dorier
  • 13:00 Exploiting Nonvolatile memory for HPC
    Adrian Jackson
  • 13:30 IME, Lustre and Machine Learning
    Jean-Thomas Acquaviva
  • 14:00 Discussion: Limitations of Current Systems; Big Data Workflows in 2020+
  • 14:30 Coffee break
  • 15:00 Fast, Agile and Cloud ready: taking control of application I/O
    Rosemary Francis
  • 15:30 Understanding Burst Buffers with NetCDF-Bench
    Eugen Betke
  • 16:00 s3netCDF / SemSL
    Neil Massey
  • 16:30 The Need for Next Generation Semantic Interfaces to Process Climate/Weather Workflows
    Julian Kunkel
  • 17:00 Adjourn
  • Samantha Adams (Met Office)
  • Jean-Thomas Acquaviva (DDN)
  • Eugen Betke (DKRZ)
  • Jeff Cole (NCAS)
  • Matthieu Dorier (Argonne National Laboratory)
  • Paul Fillery (Panasas)
  • Rosemary Francis (Ellexus)
  • Michele Guidolin (Met Office)
  • Adrian Jackson (EPCC)
  • Julian Kunkel (University of Reading)
  • Bryan Lawrence (NCAS, University of Reading)
  • Grenville Lister (NCAS)
  • Neil Massey (STFC)
  • Steve Perkins (Panasas)
  • Andrew Richards (Diamond Light Source)
  • Jean-Christoph Rioual (Met Office)
  • Tiago Quintino (ECMWF)
  • Adam Voysey (Met Office)
  • Simon Wilson (NCAS)

Send an email to Julian Kunkel.

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ESiWACE has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 675191
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