35th International Conference
on Massive Storage Systems
and Technology (MSST 2019)
May 20 — 24, 2019

Sponsored by Santa Clara University,
School of Engineering

Since the conference was founded, in 1974, by the leading national laboratories, MSST has been a venue for massive-scale storage system designers and implementers, storage architects, researchers, and vendors to share best practices and discuss building and securing the world's largest storage systems for high-performance computing, web-scale systems, and enterprises.

Hosted at
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA

2019 Conference

MSST 2019, as is our tradition, will focus on distributed storage system technologies, including persistent memory, new memory technologies, long-term data retention (tape, optical disks...), solid state storage (flash, MRAM, RRAM...), software-defined storage, OS- and file-system technologies, cloud storage, big data, and data centers (private and public). The conference will focus on current challenges and future trends in storage technologies.

MSST 2019 will include a day of tutorials, two days of invited papers, and two days of peer-reviewed research papers. The conference will be held, once again, on the beautiful campus of Santa Clara University, in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Santa Clara University

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Registration is open!

Registration Fees
Tutorial Day   (Monday) $85
Invited Track   (Tuesday, Wednesday)   $170
Research Track   (Thursday, Friday) $170

Register here


Venue: Locatelli Center on the Santa Clara University Campus (map)

Parking: Daily and multi-day permits are available for purchase at the 
main gate at 500 El Camino Real ($8/day, where the attendant will direct you to the
Locatelli Center/Leavey Center parking lot), or daily permits may be
purchased for $5 at an unmanned kiosk in the parking lot. (map)         

Driving Directions (to the campus)

Walking Directions (on campus)

Hotels near the campus
(To reduce your attendance fees, there is no
"conference hotel", so you can choose where to stay.)

Invited Track, Tuesday, May 21st
(Preliminary Program)
7:30 — 8:30 Registration / Breakfast
8:30 — 9:30 Keynote
Importance of Provenance
Margo Seltzer
9:30 — 10:00 Break
10:00 — 12:00 Storage in the Age of AI
Is the emerging AI workload change the landscape of storage system design? What new requirements are there?
12:00 — 1:15 Lunch
1:15 — 2:45 Computational Memory and Storage for AI
The I/O demands of AI may require moving more computation into storage systems to reduce data motion. What technologies are emerging to enable computing in memory and storage devices?
2:45 — 3:15 Panel: Addressing the gaps between storage needs and haves
What gaps remain between requirements and solutions in the new, AI-driven age of massive storage?
3:15 — 3:30 Break
3:30 — 5:00 User Requirements of Storage at Scale
What are the biggest challenges in massive storage and data management? How are storage service providers tackling them?
5:00 — 6:00 Lightning Talks
Sign-up board will be available all day.

Invited Track, Wednesday, May 22nd
(Preliminary Program)
7:30 — 8:30 Registration / Breakfast
8:30 — 9:30 Keynote
(Session Chair: Meghan McClelland)
9:30 — 10:00 Break
10:00 — 12:00 Resilience at Scale
(Session Chair: John Bent)
12:00 — 1:15 Lunch
1:15 — 3:15 Next Generation Storage Software
(Session Chair: Meghan McClelland)
How are new algorithms and storage technologies addressing the new requirements of AI and Big Science? How are virtual file systems bridging the gap between big repositories and usability?
3:15 — 3:30 Break
3:30 — 5:00 Future Storage Systems
Moore's Law coming to an end has parallels in the storage industry. What comes next? What lies beyond 10 years with respect to new non-volatile media? What software approaches can help stem the tide in achieving peak performance and density?
5:00 — 6:00 Lightning Talks
Sign-up board will be available all day.

Research Track, Thursday, May 23rd
(Preliminary Program)
XORInc: Optimizing Data Repair and Update for Erasure-Coded Systems with XOR-Based
In-Network Computation
Yingjie Tang, Fang Wang, Yanwen Xie and Xuehai Tang
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Efficient Encoding and Reconstruction of HPC Datasets for Checkpoint/Restart
Jialing Zhang, Xiaoyan Zhuo, Aekyeung Moon, Hang Liu, Seung Woo Son
University of Massachusetts Lowell
CDAC: Content-Driven Deduplication-Aware Storage Cache
Yujuan Tan, Jing Xie, Congcong Xu, Zhichao Yan, Hong Jiang, Yajun Zhao, Min Fu, Xianzhang Chen, Duo Liu and Wen Xia
Chongqing University, HP, University of Texas Arlington, Sangfor, Harbin Institute of Technology
Scalable QoS for Distributed Storage Clusters using Dynamic Token Allocation
Yuhan Peng, Qingyue Liu and Peter Varman
Rice University
Tiered-ReRAM: A Low Latency and Energy Efficient TLC Crossbar ReRAM Architecture
Yang Zhang, Dan Feng, Wei Tong, Jingning Liu, Chengning Wang and Jie Xu
Huazhong University of Science and Technology
CeSR: A Cell State Remapping Strategy to Reduce Raw Bit Error Rate of MLC NAND Flash
Yutong Zhao, Wei Tong, Jingning Liu, Dan Feng and Hongwei Qin
Huazhong University of Science and Technology
vPFS+: Managing I/O Performance for Diverse HPC Applications
Ming Zhao and Yiqi Xu
Arizona State University, VMware
Parity-Only Caching for Robust Straggler Tolerance
Mi Zhang, Qiuping Wang, Zhirong Shen and Patrick P. C. Lee
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Mitigate HDD Fail-Slow by Pro-actively Utilizing System-level Data Redundancy
with Enhanced HDD Controllability and Observability
Jingpeng Hao, Yin Li, Xubin Chen and Tong Zhang
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Accelerating Relative-error Bounded Lossy Compression for HPC datasets with
Precomputation-Based Mechanisms
Xiangyu Zou, Tao Lu, Wen Xia, Xuan Wang, Weizhe Zhang, Sheng Di, Dingwen Tao and Franck Cappello
Harbin Institute of Technology, Marvell Technology Group, Argonne National Laboratory, University of Alabama
Towards Virtual Machine Image Management for Persistent Memory
Jiachen Zhang, Lixiao Cui, Peng Li, Xiaoguang Liu and Gang Wang
Nankai University
vNVML: An Efficient Shared Library for Virtualizing and Sharing Non-volatile Memories
Chih Chieh Chou, Jaemin Jung, Narasimha Reddy, Paul Gratz and Doug Voigt
Texas A&M University, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Research Track, Friday, May 24th
(Preliminary Program)
DFPE: Explaining Predictive Models for Disk Failure Prediction
Yanwen Xie, Dan Feng, Fang Wang, Xuehai Tang, Jizhong Han and Xinyan Zhang
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Parallel all the time: Plane Level Parallelism Exploration for High Performance SSD
Congming Gao, Liang Shi, Jason Chun Xue, Jun Yang and Youtao Zhang
Chongqing University, East China Normal University, City University of Hong Kong, University of Pittsburgh
SES-Dedup: a Case for Low-Cost ECC-based SSD Deduplication
Zhichao Yan, Hong Jiang and Yujuan Tan
University of Texas-Arlington, Chongqing University
Metadedup: Deduplicating Metadata in Encrypted Deduplication via Indirection
Jingwei Li, Patrick P. C. Lee, Yanjing Ren and Xiaosong Zhang
University Electronic Science and Technology of China, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
A Performance Study of Lustre File System Checker: Bottlenecks and Potentials
Dong Dai, Om Rameshwar Gatla and Mai Zheng
UNC Charlotte, Iowa State University
FastBuild: Accelerating Docker Image Building for Efficient Development and Deployment of Containers
Zhuo Huang, Song Wu, Song Jiang and Hai Jin
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, The University of Texas at Arlington
Wear-aware Memory Management Scheme for Balancing Lifetime and Performance of Multiple NVM Slots
Chunhua Xiao, Linfeng Cheng, Lei Zhang, Duo Liu and Weichen Liu
Chongqing University, Nanyang Technological University
Adjustable flat layouts for Two-Failure Tolerant Storage Systems
Thomas Schwarz
Marquette University
LIPA: a Learning-based Indexing and Prefetching Approach for data deduplication
Guangping Xu, Chi Wan Sung, Quan Yu, Hongli Lu and Bo Tang
Tianjin University of Technology, City University of Hong Kong, WHUT, TJUT
AZ-Code: An Efficient Availability Zone Level Erasure Code to Provide High Fault
Tolerance in Cloud Storage Systems
Xin Xie, Chentao Wu, Junqing Gu, Han Qiu, Jie Li, Minyi Guo, Xubin He, Yuanyuan Dong and Yafei Zhao
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Temple University, Alibaba Group
BFO: Batch-File Operations on Massive Files for Consistent Performance Improvement
Yang Yang, Qiang Cao and Hong Jiang
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, University of Texas at Arlington
Fighting with Unknowns: Estimating the Performance of Scalable Distributed Storage
Systems with Minimal Measurement Data
Moo-Ryong Ra and Hee Won Lee
AT&T Labs Research
Pattern-based Write Scheduling and Read Balance-oriented Wear- leveling for Solid State Drivers
Jun Li, Xiaofei Xu, Xiaoning Peng and Jianwei Liao
Southwestern University
When NVMe over Fabrics Meets Arm: Performance and Implications
Yichen Jia, Eric Anger and Feng Chen
Southwest University, Louisiana State University, ARM Inc.
Long-Term JPEG Data Protection and Recovery for NAND Flash-Based Solid-State Storage
Yu-Chun Kuo, Ruei-Fong Chiu and Ren-Shuo Liu
Department of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua Univesity
Economics of Information Storage: The Value in Storing the Long Tail
James Hughes
University of California, Santa Cruz

2019 Organizers
Conference Co-Chairs     Dr. Ahmed Amer,  Dr. Sam Coleman
Invited Track Program Co-Chairs     Dr. Glenn K. Lockwood,  Dr. Michal Simon
Research Track Program Co-Chairs     James Hughes,  Thomas Schwarz
Research Track Program Committee
Communications Chair     Meghan Wingate McClelland
Local Arrangements Chair     Prof. Yuhong Liu
Registration Chair     Prof. Behnam Dezfouli

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