CFP: Task Force on Network Storage Architecture, Jan 8-10, 1997

Garth Gibson garth.gibson at
Mon Dec 9 20:56:16 PST 1996

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* Garth Gibson <garth.gibson at>
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.  

garth gibson

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, Steve Hotz, Gregory Finn from
        University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute. 
"Management of future storage"
        by John Wilkes (wilkes at from Hewlett-Packard Laboratories. 
"Abstracting the storage interface"
        by Garth Gibson (garth at from Carnegie Mellon University. 
"Storage for ASCI"
        by Kim Minuzzo and Dave Wiltzius (minuzzo1 at 
        from Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL). 
"Empowering the clients"
        by John H. Hartman (jhh at from the University of Arizona. 
"Information security"
        by James P. Hughes (hughes at, Aloke Guha (guha at
        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  

garth.gibson at

> 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 

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