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Primeur weekly 2019-04-01

Focus

A clarifying look at the ETP4HPC role in EuroHPC and opportunities for European SMEs ...

Exascale supercomputing

First U.S. exascale supercomputer to be a Cray Shasta system ...

Cray appoints new SVP of products as company prepares for exascale and expands into commercial market ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center candidate to host one of the two largest supercomputers of the EU for 2021 ...

Quantum computing

D-Wave expands Leap Quantum Cloud Service and Application Environment to Europe and Japan ...

Groovenauts to release world's first business service powered with quantum computing technology ...

ColdQuanta appoints Robert "Bo" Ewald as President and Chief Executive Officer ...

Focus on Europe

Netherlands eScience Center launches new Call for Proposals: Innovative eScience Technologies for "Big Science" (eTEC-BIG) ...

Irish Centre for High-End Computing calls for participation to the Copernicus Hackathon Ireland ...

Helmholtz to base new AI flagship unit in Munich to strengthen its Germany-wide research network ...

ISC 2019 Conference keynote brings high performance computing to life ...

Boston and Asperitas introduce performance boosting Cloud & compute solutions powered by Immersed Computing ...

Middleware

SDSC and Sylabs spread the word on Singularity ...

HPCNow! joins Bright Partner Programme as Advanced Reseller and Services Partner ...

Turkish company Mevasis signs up to Bright reseller programme ...

Hardware

Inspur to offer BeeGFS for HPC and AI clusters ...

Massive Storage Systems and Technology Conference (MSST) announces distinguished keynoters and 5-day agenda of notable speakers ...

Fujitsu develops deep learning acceleration technology and achieves world's highest speed ...

Micron boosts client computing performance with introduction of new NVMe SSD portfolio ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory helps identify challenges of extremely heterogeneous architectures ...

Applications

Modified deep-learning algorithms unveil features of shape-shifting proteins ...

Supercomputer simulations help combat tuberculosis granulomas ...

NCSA visualization team co-produces Birth of Planet Earth ...

Scientists develop way to perform supercomputer simulations of the heart on cellphones ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory investigates complex uranium oxides with help from CADES resources ...

The Cloud

Vcinity expands Ultimate X technology for unleashing access to remote data ...

Massive Storage Systems and Technology Conference (MSST) announces distinguished keynoters and 5-day agenda of notable speakers


28 Mar 2019 Santa Clara - The Massive Storage Systems and Technology Conference (MSST) has announced keynote speakers Margo Seltzer and Mark Kryder, along with a five-day agenda of invited and peer research talks and tutorials, May 20-24 in Santa Clara, California. Now on its 35th conference, MSST is the premiere large-scale storage conference that focuses on current challenges and future trends in distributed storage system technologies, drawing a diverse group of system designers and implementers, storage architects, researchers, and vendors from both industry and academia.

MSST operates as a single-track conference and has a proud history of high-quality technical talks focused on applying and designing massive storage. Key 2019 conference themes include: storage in the age of AI, addressing the gaps between storage needs and haves, user requirements of storage at scale, resilience at scale, and next generation and future storage systems. This year's agenda includes one day of tutorials, two days of invited papers, and two days of peer-reviewed research papers.

Past conference topics have included "Emerging Open Source Storage System Design for Hyperscale Computing", "Leveraging New Persistent Memory Technologies for Scalability", and "How Can Extreme-Scale Storage Systems Support Containerization?". Past speakers have included Gary Grider, High Performance Computing Division Leader Los Alamos National Laboratory, Dr. Kimberly Keeton, Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Jeff Bonwick, VP and CTO, DSSD at Dell EMC, EMC DSSD, and Scott Miller, Technology Fellow at Dreamworks Feature Animation.

"MSST 2019 will focus on current challenges and future trends in distributed storage system technologies", stated Meghan Wingate McClelland, Communications Chair of MSST. "These include persistent memory, new memory technologies, long-term data retention (tape, optical disks, etc.), solid state storage (flash, MRAM, RRAM, etc.), software-defined storage, OS- and file-system technologies, Cloud storage, Big Data, and data centers (private and public)."

Margo Seltzer, the Canada 150 Research Chair in Computer Systems and the Cheriton Family Chair in Computer Science at the University of British Columbia, will kick off the conference with the Tuesday keynote on the Importance of Provenance. Margo Seltzer is the author of several widely-used software packages including database and transaction libraries and the 4.4BSD log-structured file system, and was founder and CTO of Sleepycat Software, the makers of Berkeley DB. Margo is currently an Architect at Oracle Corporation.

Mark Kryder, award-winning researcher, distinguished lecturer, and Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, will present Wednesday's keynote on "A Perspective on the Past and Future of Magnetic Hard Drives". Mark Kryder is responsible for having started work on perpendicular recording, full disk encryption, and Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR), while Senior Vice President, Research and CTO at Seagate. Mark Kryder's Law, which observed that the pace of magnetic desk areal storage density increased much faster than the two-year doubling time of semiconductor chip density posited by Moore's Law, is named after Mark Kryder.

MSST is seeking conference sponsors as it seeks to grow the event beyond its typical 200 participants, who travel worldwide to attend. The conference will be held at the Santa Clara University campus in Silicon Valley, California, with early bird registration available through May 7.

More information is available at the MSST conference website.
Source: Massive Storage Systems and Technology Conference

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-04-01

Focus

A clarifying look at the ETP4HPC role in EuroHPC and opportunities for European SMEs ...

Exascale supercomputing

First U.S. exascale supercomputer to be a Cray Shasta system ...

Cray appoints new SVP of products as company prepares for exascale and expands into commercial market ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center candidate to host one of the two largest supercomputers of the EU for 2021 ...

Quantum computing

D-Wave expands Leap Quantum Cloud Service and Application Environment to Europe and Japan ...

Groovenauts to release world's first business service powered with quantum computing technology ...

ColdQuanta appoints Robert "Bo" Ewald as President and Chief Executive Officer ...

Focus on Europe

Netherlands eScience Center launches new Call for Proposals: Innovative eScience Technologies for "Big Science" (eTEC-BIG) ...

Irish Centre for High-End Computing calls for participation to the Copernicus Hackathon Ireland ...

Helmholtz to base new AI flagship unit in Munich to strengthen its Germany-wide research network ...

ISC 2019 Conference keynote brings high performance computing to life ...

Boston and Asperitas introduce performance boosting Cloud & compute solutions powered by Immersed Computing ...

Middleware

SDSC and Sylabs spread the word on Singularity ...

HPCNow! joins Bright Partner Programme as Advanced Reseller and Services Partner ...

Turkish company Mevasis signs up to Bright reseller programme ...

Hardware

Inspur to offer BeeGFS for HPC and AI clusters ...

Massive Storage Systems and Technology Conference (MSST) announces distinguished keynoters and 5-day agenda of notable speakers ...

Fujitsu develops deep learning acceleration technology and achieves world's highest speed ...

Micron boosts client computing performance with introduction of new NVMe SSD portfolio ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory helps identify challenges of extremely heterogeneous architectures ...

Applications

Modified deep-learning algorithms unveil features of shape-shifting proteins ...

Supercomputer simulations help combat tuberculosis granulomas ...

NCSA visualization team co-produces Birth of Planet Earth ...

Scientists develop way to perform supercomputer simulations of the heart on cellphones ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory investigates complex uranium oxides with help from CADES resources ...

The Cloud

Vcinity expands Ultimate X technology for unleashing access to remote data ...