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Julian Kunkel [Program committee]
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Julian Kunkel [Paper Deadlines]
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-Managing scientific data at large scale is challenging for scientists ​but also for the host data center. +Managing scientific data at large scale is challenging for both scientists ​and the host data centre.
-The storage and file systems deployed within a data center are expected to meet users' requirements for data integrity and high performance across heterogeneous and concurrently running applications+
  
-With new storage ​technologies ​and layers in the memory hierarchy, the picture is becoming murkier. To effectively manage the data load within a data center, I/O experts must understand how users expect to use these new storage technologies ​and what services they should provide in order to enhance user productivity. We seek to ensure a systems-level perspective is included in these discussions.+The storage and file systems deployed ​within a data centre are expected to meet users' requirements for data integrity ​and high performance across heterogeneous and concurrently running applications
  
-In this workshop, we bring together I/O experts from data centers ​and application workflows to share current practices for scientific workflows, issues, and obstacles for both hardware and the software stack, and R&D to overcome these issues. ​+With new storage technologies and layers in the memory hierarchy, the picture is becoming even murkier. To effectively manage the data load within a data centre, I/O experts must understand how users expect to use the storage and what services they should provide to enhance user productivity.  
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 +In this workshop, we bring together I/O experts from data centres ​and application workflows to share current practices for scientific workflows, issues, and obstacles for both hardware and the software stack, and R&D to overcome these issues. We seek to ensure that a systems-level perspective is included in these discussions.
  
 The workshop content is built on two tracks with calls for papers/​talks:​ The workshop content is built on two tracks with calls for papers/​talks:​
-  * research ​paper track -- requesting ​submissions regarding state-of-the-practice and research about I/O in the datacenter //(see our topic list below)//.  +  * Research ​paper track -- Requesting ​submissions regarding state-of-the-practice and research about I/O in the data centre ​(see our [[iodc#​topics|topic list]]). 
-  * talks from I/O experts -- requesting ​submissions of talks.+  * Talks from I/O experts -- Requesting ​submissions of talks.
  
 We are excited to announce that research papers will be published in Springer LNCS open access and extended manuscripts in the  [[https://​jhps.vi4io.org|Journal of High-Performance Storage]] as well. We are excited to announce that research papers will be published in Springer LNCS open access and extended manuscripts in the  [[https://​jhps.vi4io.org|Journal of High-Performance Storage]] as well.
-Contributions to both tracks are peer-reviewed and require submission of the respective research paper or idea for your presentation via [[https://​easychair.org/​conferences/?​conf=hpciodc20|Easychair]] (see the descriptions below).+Contributions to both tracks are peer-reviewed and require submission of the respective research paper or idea for your presentation via [[https://​easychair.org/​conferences/?​conf=hpciodc20|Easychair]] (see the complete description in [[iodc#​trackresearch_papers|Track:​ Research Papers]]).
  
 The workshop is held in conjunction with the [[http://​www.isc-hpc.com/​|ISC-HPC]] during the ISC workshop day. The workshop is held in conjunction with the [[http://​www.isc-hpc.com/​|ISC-HPC]] during the ISC workshop day.
-Note that the attendance ​of ISC workshops requires a **workshop pass**.+Note that the attendance ​to ISC workshops requires a **workshop pass**.
 See also our last year's [[https://​hps.vi4io.org/​events/​2019/​iodc|workshop web page]]. See also our last year's [[https://​hps.vi4io.org/​events/​2019/​iodc|workshop web page]].
  
  
 || Date || Thursday, June 25th, 2020 || || Date || Thursday, June 25th, 2020 ||
-|| Venue || Marriott Hotel, Frankfurt, Germany, [[http://​www.isc-hpc.com/​venue.html|Details about the ISC-HPC ​venue]] || +|| Venue || Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany, [[https://​www.isc-hpc.com/​travel-stay.html|Details about ISC-HPC ​2020 Destination]] || 
 || Contact || [[about:​people:​julian kunkel]] || || Contact || [[about:​people:​julian kunkel]] ||
  
-This workshop is powered by the [[https://​www.vi4io.org|Virtual Institute for I/O]], the [[https://​jhps.vi4io.org|Journal of High-Performance Storage]], [[http://​www.esiwace.eu|ESiWACE]] ((ESiWACE ​has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research ​and Innovation Programme ​under Grant Agreement ​No 823988)). +This workshop is powered by the [[https://​www.vi4io.org|Virtual Institute for I/O]], the [[https://​jhps.vi4io.org|Journal of High-Performance Storage]], [[http://​www.esiwace.eu|ESiWACE]] ((ESiWACE ​is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research ​and innovation programme ​under grant agreement ​No823988.)).
  
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 +===== Organisation =====
  
-===== Organization ===== +The workshop is organised ​by  
- +  * Julian Kunkel ([[https://www.reading.ac.uk/​computer-science/​|Department of Computer Science]], University of Reading, UK), [[j.m.kunkel@reading.ac.uk]]
-The workshop is organized ​by  +
-  * Julian Kunkel ([[http://cs.reading.ac.uk|Department of Computer Science]], University of Reading, UK), [[j.m.kunkel@reading.ac.uk]]+
   * Jay Lofstead (Sandia National Lab, USA), [[gflofst@sandia.gov]]   * Jay Lofstead (Sandia National Lab, USA), [[gflofst@sandia.gov]]
   * Jean-Thomas Acquaviva (DDN, France), [[jtacquaviva@ddn.com]]   * Jean-Thomas Acquaviva (DDN, France), [[jtacquaviva@ddn.com]]
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 ====== Agenda ====== ====== Agenda ======
  
-//This is the general skeleton for the agenda, the agenda will be updated after author notification//​+//This is the general skeleton for the agenda. The agenda will be updated after author notification//​
  
   * 09:00 **Welcome** ​   * 09:00 **Welcome** ​
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-===== Program ​committee ​===== +===== Program ​Committee ​===== 
-  * Thomas Boenisch (High performance Computing Center Stuttgart)+ 
 +  * Thomas Boenisch (High-performance Computing Center Stuttgart)
   * Suren Byna (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)   * Suren Byna (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
   * Matthew Curry (Sandia National Laboratories)   * Matthew Curry (Sandia National Laboratories)
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   * Adrian Jackson (The University of Edinburgh)   * Adrian Jackson (The University of Edinburgh)
   * Ivo Jimenez (University of California, Santa Cruz)   * Ivo Jimenez (University of California, Santa Cruz)
-  * Michael Kluge (TU Dresden) 
   * Anthony Kougkas (Illinois Institute of Technology)   * Anthony Kougkas (Illinois Institute of Technology)
   * Glenn Lockwood (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)   * Glenn Lockwood (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
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 The workshop is integrated into ISC-HPC. The workshop is integrated into ISC-HPC.
 We welcome everybody to join the workshop, including: We welcome everybody to join the workshop, including:
-  * I/O experts from data centers ​and industry. +  * I/O experts from data centres ​and industry. 
-  * Researchers/​Engineers working on high-performance I/O for data centers+  * Researchers/​Engineers working on high-performance I/O for data centres
-  * Interested domain ​scientists and computer scientists interested in discussing I/O issues. +  * Domain ​scientists and computer scientists interested in discussing I/O issues. 
-  * Vendors are also welcome, but their presentations must align with data center ​topics (e.g. how do they manage their own clusters) and not focus on commercial aspects.+  * Vendors are also welcome, but their presentations must align with data centre ​topics (e.g. how do they manage their own clusters) and not focus on commercial aspects.
  
-The call for papers and talks is already open. We accept early submissions, too, and typically proceed with them within 45 days.+The call for papers and talks is already open. We accept early submissions and typically proceed with them within 45 days.
 We particularly encourage early submission of abstracts such that you indicate your interest in submissions. We particularly encourage early submission of abstracts such that you indicate your interest in submissions.
  
-You may be interested ​to join our [[https://​www.vi4io.org/​listinfo|mailing lists]] at the [[https://​www.vi4io.org/​|Virtual Institute ​of I/O]].+You may be interested ​in joining ​our [[https://​www.vi4io.org/​listinfo|mailing lists]] at the [[https://​www.vi4io.org/​|Virtual Institute ​for I/O]].
  
-We especially welcome participants that are willing to give a presentation about the I/O of the representing institutions data center.+We especially welcome participants that are willing to give a presentation about the I/O of the representing institutions' ​data centre.
 Note that such presentations should cover the topics mentioned below. ​ Note that such presentations should cover the topics mentioned below. ​
  
 +{{:​events:​2020:​cfp-iodc.txt|CFP text}}
  
-===== Track: ​research papers ​=====+===== Track: ​Research Papers ​=====
  
-The research track accepts papers covering state-of-the-practice and research dedicated to storage in the datacenter.+The research track accepts papers covering state-of-the-practice and research dedicated to storage in the data centre.
  
-Proceedings will appear in ISC's post-conference workshop proceedings in Springers LNCS; extended ​versions have a chance for acceptance in the first issue of the [[https://​jhps.vi4io.org|JHPS journal]]. +Proceedings will appear in ISC's post-conference workshop proceedings in Springers LNCS. Extended ​versions have a chance for acceptance in the first issue of the [[https://​jhps.vi4io.org|JHPS journal]]. 
-We will apply the more restrictive review criteria from [[https://​jhps.vi4io.org/​authors/​|JHPS]] and use the open workflow of the JHPS journal for managing the proceedings, for interaction,​ we will rely on [[https://​easychair.org/​conferences/?​conf=hpciodc20|Easychair]],​ so please submit the metadata to EasyChair before the deadline.+We will apply the more restrictive review criteria from [[https://​jhps.vi4io.org/​authors/​|JHPS]] and use the open workflow of the JHPS journal for managing the proceedings. For interaction,​ we will rely on [[https://​easychair.org/​conferences/?​conf=hpciodc20|Easychair]],​ so please submit the metadata to EasyChair before the deadline.
  
-For the workshop, we accept papers with up to 12 pages (excl. references) in [[http://​www.springer.com/​computer/​lncs?​SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0|LNCS format]].  +For the workshop, we accept papers with up to 12 pages (excluding ​references) in [[http://​www.springer.com/​computer/​lncs?​SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0|LNCS format]].  
-You may submit ​already ​a longer ​version suitable for the JHPS in [[https://​drive.google.com/​file/​d/​1LysF9H_86dguwW-w5_Fg2mKoD2aGGGak/​view?​usp=sharing|JHPS format]]; upon submission, please indicate potential sections for the extended version (setting a light red background ​color). +You may already ​submit an extended ​version suitable for the JHPS in [[https://​drive.google.com/​file/​d/​1LysF9H_86dguwW-w5_Fg2mKoD2aGGGak/​view?​usp=sharing|JHPS format]]. Upon submission, please indicate potential sections for the extended version (setting a light red background ​colour). 
-The JHPS template can be easily converted to the LNCS Word format such that the effort is minimal for the authors to obtain both publications ​-- alternatively, you can use the Springer LNCS LaTeX or Word template and convert it to a Google Doc. See the [[http://​www.springer.com/​computer/lncs?​SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0|instructions and templates for authors provided by Springer]].+The JHPS template can be easily converted to the LNCS Word format such that the effort is minimal for the authors to obtain both publications. Alternatively, you can use the Springer LNCS LaTeX or Word template and convert it to a Google Doc. See the [[https://​www.springer.com/​gp/authors-editors/​book-authors-editors/​resources-guidelines/​book-manuscript-guidelines/​manuscript-preparation/​5636|Manuscript Preparation,​ Layout & Templates, ​Springer]].
  
 For accepted papers, the length of the talk during the workshop depends on the controversiality and novelty of the approach (the length is decided based on the preference provided by the authors and feedback from the reviewers). For accepted papers, the length of the talk during the workshop depends on the controversiality and novelty of the approach (the length is decided based on the preference provided by the authors and feedback from the reviewers).
 We also allow virtual participation (without attending the workshop personally). We also allow virtual participation (without attending the workshop personally).
-All relevant work in the area of data center ​storage will be able to publish ​with our joint workshop proceedings, we just believe the available time should be used best to discuss controversial topics.+All relevant work in the area of data centre ​storage will be published ​with our joint workshop proceedings. We just believe the available time should be used best to discuss controversial topics.
  
 ==== Topics ==== ==== Topics ====
  
-The relevant topics for papers cover all aspects of data center ​I/O including:+The relevant topics for papers cover all aspects of data centre ​I/Oincluding:
  
-  * application ​workflows +  * Application ​workflows 
-  * user productivity and costs +  * User productivity and costs 
-  * performance ​monitoring +  * Performance ​monitoring 
-  * dealing ​with heterogeneous storage +  * Dealing ​with heterogeneous storage 
-  * data management aspects +  * Data management aspects 
-  * archiving ​and long term data management +  * Archiving ​and long term data management 
-  * state-of-the practice (e.g., using or optimizing ​a storage system for data center ​workloads)  +  * State-of-the-practice (e.g., using or optimising ​a storage system for data centre ​workloads)  
-  * research ​that tackles data center ​I/O challenges+  * Research ​that tackles data centre ​I/O challenges
  
  
 ==== Paper Deadlines ==== ==== Paper Deadlines ====
  
-  * Submission deadline: ​2020-02-24 AoE+  * **2020-02-24**: Submission deadline: ​AoE ((Anywhere on Earth))
     * //Note: The call for papers and talks is already open. //     * //Note: The call for papers and talks is already open. //
-    ​* //You can submit an abstract anytime.//​ +    * //We appreciate early submissions of abstracts and full papers ​and review them within 45 days.// 
-    ​* //We also appreciate early full submissions,​ too, and typically ​review ​with them within 45 days.// +  * **2020-04-24**: Author notification 
-  * Author notification: ​2020-04-24 +  * **2020-05-10**: ​Camera-ready papers for JHPS (It depends on the author'​s ability to incorporate feedback into their submission in the incubator.
-  * Camera-ready papers for JHPS: 2020-05-10 ​(this depends on the author'​s ability to incorporate feedback into their submission in the incubator) +  * **2020-06-10**: ​Pre-final submission for ISC (Papers ​to be shared during the workshop. We will also use the JHPS papers, if available.
-  * Pre-final submission for ISC: 2020-06-10 ​(papers ​to be shared during the workshop, we will use the JHPS papers, if available) +  * **2020-06-25**: Workshop 
-  * Workshop: ​2020-06-25 +  * **2020-07-24**: ​Camera-ready papers for ISC ((tentative)) -- As they are needed for ISC's post-conference workshop proceedings. We embrace the opportunity ​for authors to improve their papers based on the feedback received during the workshop.
-  * Camera-ready papers for ISC ((tentative)): 2020-07-24 ​-- As they are needed for ISC's post-conference workshop proceedings. We embrace the chance ​for authors to improve their papers based on the feedback received during the workshop.+
  
  
 ==== Review Criteria ==== ==== Review Criteria ====
  
-The main acceptance ​criteria ​is the relevance of the approach to be presented ​-- i.e., is the core idea worthwhile ​in the community ​to be discussed ​or novel+The main acceptance ​criterion ​is the relevance of the approach to be presentedi.e., the core idea is novel and worthwhile to be discussed ​in the community
-Since the camera-ready version of the papers is due after the workshop, we pursue two rounds of reviews: +Considering that the camera-ready version of the papers is due after the workshop, we pursue two rounds of reviews: 
-  - Acceptance for the workshop (as a talk) +  - Acceptance for the workshop (as a talk). 
-  - Acceptance as a paper *after* the workshop, ​this incorporates ​feedback from the workshop.+  - Acceptance as a paper *after* the workshop, ​incorporating ​feedback from the workshop.
  
 After the first review, all papers undergo a shepherding process. After the first review, all papers undergo a shepherding process.
  
-The criteria for the Journal of High-Performance Storage are described on [[https://​jhps.vi4io.org/authors/|their page]]. +The criteria for [[https://​jhps.vi4io.org/​|The Journal of High-Performance Storage]] are described on its webpage.
-===== Track: Talks by I/O experts =====+
  
-The topics of interest in this track include but are not limited to: +===== TrackTalks by I/O Experts =====
-  * A description of the operational aspects of your data center +
-  * A particular solution for certain data center workloads in production+
  
-We also accept industry talksgiven that they focus on operational ​issues on data centers and omit marketing.+The topics of interest in this track includebut are not limited to: 
 +  * A description of the operational ​aspects of your data centre 
 +  * A particular solution for specific data centre workloads in production
  
-We use [[https://​easychair.org/​conferences/?​conf=hpciodc20|Easychair]] for managing the acceptance and PC interaction.  +We also accept industry talks, given that they are focused on operational issues on data centres and omit marketing.
-If you are interested to participate please submit a short (1/2 page) intended abstract of your talk together with a short Bio.+
  
-==== Deadlines ​for the submission of the abstract ====+We use [[https://​easychair.org/​conferences/?​conf=hpciodc20|Easychair]] ​for managing ​the interaction with the program committee.  
 +If you are interested in participating,​ please submit a short (1/2 page) intended ​abstract ​of your talk together with a brief Bio. 
 + 
 +==== Abstract Deadlines ​====
  
   * Submission deadline: 2020-04-10 AoE   * Submission deadline: 2020-04-10 AoE
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 ==== Content ==== ==== Content ====
  
-The following list of items should be tried to be integrated into a talk covering your data center, if possible. +The following list of items should be tried to be integrated into a talk covering your data centre, if possible. 
-We hope your sites administrator will support you to gather the information with little effort.+We hope your site'​s ​administrator will support you to gather the information with little effort.
  
-  - Workload ​characterization+  - Workload ​characterisation
     - Scientific Workflow (give a short introduction)     - Scientific Workflow (give a short introduction)
       - A typical use-case (if multiple are known, feel free to present more)       - A typical use-case (if multiple are known, feel free to present more)
-      - Involved number of files / amount of data+      - Involved number of files/​amount of data
     - Job mix      - Job mix 
-      - Node utilization ​(rel. to peak-performance)+      - Node utilisation ​(related ​to peak-performance)
   - System view   - System view
     - Architecture     - Architecture
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       - Potential peak-performance of the storage ​       - Potential peak-performance of the storage ​
         - Theoretical         - Theoretical
-        - Optional: ​performance ​results of acceptance tests. +        - Optional: ​Performance ​results of acceptance tests. 
-      - Software / Middleware used, e.g. NetCDF 4.X, HDF5, ...+      - Software/​Middleware used, e.g. NetCDF 4.X, HDF5, ...
     - Monitoring infrastructure     - Monitoring infrastructure
-      - Tools and systems used to gather and analyse ​utilization+      - Tools and systems used to gather and analyse ​utilisation
     - Actual observed performance in production     - Actual observed performance in production
-      - Throughput graphs of the storage (e.g. from Ganglia)+      - Throughput graphs of the storage (e.g.from Ganglia)
       - Metadata throughput (Ops/s)       - Metadata throughput (Ops/s)
     - Files on the storage     - Files on the storage
-      - Number of files (if possible per file type)+      - Number of files (if possibleper file type)
       - Distribution of file sizes       - Distribution of file sizes
-  - Issues / Obstacles+  - Issues/​Obstacles
     - Hardware     - Hardware
     - Software     - Software
-    - Pain points (what is seen as the biggest ​problem(s) and suggested solutions, if known)+    - Pain points (what is seen as the most significant ​problem(s) and suggested solutions, if known)
   - Conducted R&D (that aim to mitigate issues)   - Conducted R&D (that aim to mitigate issues)
     - Future perspective     - Future perspective
-    - Known or projected future workload ​characterization+    - Known or projected future workload ​characterisation
     - Scheduled hardware upgrades and new capabilities we should focus on exploiting as a community     - Scheduled hardware upgrades and new capabilities we should focus on exploiting as a community
     - Ideal system characteristics and how it addresses current problems or challenges ​     - Ideal system characteristics and how it addresses current problems or challenges ​
-    - what hardware should be added +    - What hardware should be added 
-    - what software should be developed to make things work better (capabilities perspective) +    - What software should be developed to make things work better (capabilities perspective) 
-    - Items requiring discussion ​to work through how to address +    - Items requiring discussion
- +