SIG-IO-UK September

This workshop is the second meeting of the 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.

This workshop is composed of two parts: A) presentations: Participants present relevant RD&E in this field and discuss opportunities to bring forward the research in the UK to stimulate the later discussion. Talks 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. B) preparation of a whitepaper about future perspective for interfaces, this is composed of: 1) collection of requirements/challenges for future workflows. Example workflows for climate/weather will be given to stimulate the discussion. 2) design and architectural sketches how could we meet the requirements.

Date Tuesday September 11th, 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
  • 10:10 Understanding Workflow I/O Performance Using Holistic I/O Monitoring
    Jakob Lüttgau
  • 10:45 CoSS: Towards a Contract-based Storage System
    Matthieu Dorier
  • 11:25 Machine Learning for Smarter Earth System Modelling Workflows
    Samantha Adams
  • 12:00 lunch, sponsored by the department of computer science
  • 12:30 Discussion of future workflows
  • 14:30 Coffee break
  • 15:00 Discussion of interfaces
  • 17:00 Adjourn
  • Adrian Jackson (EPCC)
  • Tiago Quintino (ECMWF)
  • Adam Voysey (Met Office)
  • Rosemary Francis (Ellexus)
  • Samantha Adams (Met Office)
  • Neil Massey (STFC)
  • Steve Perkins (Panasas)
  • Matthieu Dorier (Argonne National Laboratory)
  • Frederik Ferner (Diamond Light Source)
  • Dave Bond
  • Julian Kunkel (University of Reading)
  • Jakob Lüttgau (DKRZ)

Send an email to Julian Kunkel.

Speakers, please check the universities code of conduct.

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