CFP: Task Force on Network Storage Architecture, Jan 8-10, 1997
garth.gibson at cs.cmu.edu
Mon Dec 9 20:56:16 PST 1996
* From the SCSI Reflector (scsi at symbios.com), posted by:
* Garth Gibson <garth.gibson at cs.cmu.edu>
Summary: Seeking strong opinions on how storage should be networked
for a task force meeting on Maui, Hawaii, Jan 8-10, 1997. Come, speak
your mind persuasively and enjoy a superb Maui resort environment.
In conjunction with the 1997 Hawaii International Conference on System
Sciences, HICSS-30, there will be a series of task forces on systems
architecture. One such task force will focus on storage systems
architecture by addressing the critical issue of how storage should
be networked in increasingly high-performance local area networks.
This task force is open to all registered HICSS-30 attendees. It will be
held as three two-hour meetings on the mornings of January 8, 9 and 10
at the Aston Wailea Resort in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii. These meetings are
scheduled over the three days so that attendees will have time to
collaborate and compose task force reports or to attend other HICSS
task force meetings and technical sessions.
The following position statements will serve as the starting point for
the task force's discussion. Additional one-page position papers are
solicited. Those that significantly extend the following positions
will be posted and invited for presentation at the task force meetings.
All opinions, including those rejecting any changes in current
architectures are sought. I hope results of this task force will be
summarized in a report interesting enough for publication in a widely
read computer journal such as Computer.
"Network attached storage is inevitable"
by Dave Anderson from Seagate Technology Incorporated.
"Internet-attached storage devices"
by Rodney Van Meter (rdv at isi.edu), Steve Hotz, Gregory Finn from
University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute.
"Management of future storage"
by John Wilkes (wilkes at hpl.hp.com) from Hewlett-Packard Laboratories.
"Abstracting the storage interface"
by Garth Gibson (garth at cs.cmu.edu) from Carnegie Mellon University.
"Storage for ASCI"
by Kim Minuzzo and Dave Wiltzius (minuzzo1 at llnl.gov)
from Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL).
"Empowering the clients"
by John H. Hartman (jhh at cs.arizona.co) from the University of Arizona.
by James P. Hughes (hughes at network.com), Aloke Guha (guha at network.com)
from Network Systems Group, Storage Technology Incorporated.
FYI: there is a related industry (NSIC) working group focussed on the
evolution of network-attached storage. See http://www.hpl.hp.com/SSP/NASD.
garth.gibson at cs.cmu.edu
> Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-30) will be held
> at the Aston Wailea Resort on the island of Maui on January 7-10, 1997.
> Please note that the deadline for early HICSS-30 Conference Registration
> has past, but you can register at the door. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU
> MAKE YOUR TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE AS JANUARY IS PEAK
> TOURIST SEASON IN HAWAII.
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