June 16-20, 2013

Leipzig, Germany

Session Details

Name: Panel: File Systems for Supercomputers: Challenges for the Future
Time: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Room:   Hall 1
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
Chair(s):   Klaus Wolkersdorfer, JSC
Panelist(s):   Eric Barton, Whamcloud
  Christian Clémençon, EPFL
  Michael Hennecke, IBM
  Torben Kling-Petersen, Xyratex
  Jean-Philippe Nominé, CEA
  Franz-Josef Pfreundt, Fraunhofer ITWM
Abstract:   Parallel File Systems are an indispensable part of the operation of modern Supercomputers where hundreds of thousands of processor cores work on the same (simulation) challenges. At the same time they are probably the most complicated pieces of system software for High-Performance Systems and often a single point of failure when any part of the system hardware does not quite work as expected (especially the internal network or storage controllers). The I/O procedures have to be very carefully planned by the developers and designers of such file systems as well as by the users who must deal with total different means as before to get reasonable performance. The Panel members are technical experts of parallel file systems from either a vendor or from an installation with a real production environment. They will talk about the latest developments and experiences with file system features and the discussion will reach out for further enhancements needed to be prepared for the Exascale area.  
Program may be subject to changes.