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Storage Conferences

This is a non-exhaustive list of conferences relating to storage and data management. Note that some of these websites do not have stable domains, so please contact us if a link is broken.

ATC
The USENIX Annual Technical Conference (ATC). Hosted every summer.

EuroSys
EuroSys is organized by EuroSys, the European Chapter of SIGOPS, sponsored by ACM SIGOPS. Hosted annually in mid-spring. This conference does not have a stable URL, so we have linked to a Google search.

FAST
The USENIX File and Storage Technologies (FAST) conference. Hosted annually in February.

HotStorage
The USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Storage and File Systems. Hosted every summer directly before ATC.

ICDCS
The IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS). This conference does not have a stable URL so we have linked to a Google search.

ICS
The ACM International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS). Hosted every summer.

MSST
The International Conference on Massive Storage Systems and Technology (MSST). Hosted every summer at the Santa Clara University School of Engineering in Santa Clara, CA.

NAS
The IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage. Hosted annually.

NVMSA
The IEEE Non-Volatile Memory Systems and Applications Symposium (NVMSA). Hosted annually in the late summer. This conference does not have a stable URL, so we have linked to a Google search.

OSDI
The USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI). Hosted annually.

SIGMETRICS
The ACM Special Interest Group for the computer systems performance evaluation community. Hosted annually in June.

SIGOPS
The ACM Special Interest Group in Operating Systems. Hosts a number of conferences annually.

SoCC
The ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SoCC). Hosted annually. This conference does not have a stable URL, so we have linked to a Google search.

SOSP
The ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP). Hosted every two years.

Supercomputing
The Internation Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis. Hosted annually in late fall.

SYSTOR
The ACM International Systems and Storage Conference (SYSTOR). Hosted annually in Haifa, Israel.

VLDB
The Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) Conference. Hosted annually in late August.


Storage Research Centers

Carnegie Mellon University
Parallel Data Lab (PDL)

San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC)

University of Minnesota
Digital Technology Center (DTC)
Intelligent Storage Consortium (DISC)

Storage Performance Council (SPC)


Papers and Publications

Papers Relating to Traces

[Harter11] Tyler Harter, Chris Dragga, Michael Vaughn, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau.
A File is Not a File: Understanding the I/O Behavior of Apple Desktop Applications.
Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 2011.

[Ellard03b] Daniel Ellard, Margo Seltzer.
NFS Tricks and Benchmarking Traps.
Proceedings of the FREENIX Technical Conference, San Antonio, Texas. June, 2003.

[Ellard03a] Daniel Ellard, Jonathan Ledlie, Pia Malkani, Margo Seltzer.
Passive NFS Tracing of Email and Research Workloads.
Proceedings of the Second Annual USENIX File and Storage Technologies Conference, pp. 203-216, San Francisco, CA. March, 2003.

[Roselli00] Drew Roselli, Jacob R. Lorch, Thomas E. Anderson.
A Comparison of File System Workloads.
Proceedings of the 2000 USENIX Technical Conference, pp. 44 - 54. San Diego, CA. June, 2000.

[Vogels99] Werner Vogels.
File system usage in Windows NT 4.0.
Proceedings of the 17th Symposium on Operating System Principles, pp. 93 - 109. Kiawah Island Resort, SC. December, 1999.

[Douceur99] John R. Douceur, William J. Bolosky.
A Large-Scale Study of File-System Contents.
Proceedings of SIGMETRICS '99, pp. 59 - 70. Atlanta, GA. May, 1999.

[Kuenning97] Geoffrey H. Kuenning and Gerald J. Popek.
Automated Hoarding for Mobile Computers.
Proceedings of the 16th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles, St. Malo, France, October 5-8, 1997.

[Uysal97] Mustafa Uysal, Anurag Acharya, Joel Saltz.
Requirements of I/O Systems for Parallel Machines: An Application-driven Study.
Technical Report, CS-TR-3802, University of Maryland, College Park. May 1997.

[Mummert96] L. Mummert, M. Satyanarayanan.
Long Term Distributed File Reference Tracing: Implementation and Experience.
Software - Practice and Experience, Vol. 26, No. 6, pp. 705 - 736. June, 1996.

[Blackwell95] Trevor Blackwell, Jeffrey Harris, Margo Seltzer.
Heuristic Cleaning Algorithms in Log-Structured File Systems.
Proceedings of the 1995 USENIX Technical Conference, pp. 277 - 288. New Orleans, LA. January, 1995.

[Griffioen94] Jim Griffioen, Randy Appleton.
Reducing File System Latency using a Predictive Approach.
Proceedings of the Summer 1994 USENIX Technical Conference, pp. 197 - 207. Boston, MA. June, 1994.

[Chiang93] Chi-ming Chiang, Matt W. Mutka.
Characteristics of User File Usage Patterns.
Systems and Software, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 257 - 268. December, 1993.

[Ruemmler93] Chris Ruemmler, John Wilkes.
UNIX Disk Access Patterns.
Proceedings of the Winter 1993 USENIX Technical Conference, pp. 405 - 420. San Diego, CA. January, 1993.

[Ramakrishnan92] K.K. Ramakrishnan, Prabuddha Biswas, Ramakrishna Karedla.
Analysis of File I/O Traces in Commercial Computing Environments.
Proceedings of SIGMETRICS '92, pp. 78 - 90. Newport, RI. June, 1992.

[Roselli98] Drew Roselli, Thomas E. Anderson.
Characteristics of File System Workloads.
University of California Berkeley Computer Science Division Technical Report UCB//CSD-98-1029. 1992.

[Shirriff92] Ken Shirriff, John K. Ousterhout.
A Trace-Driven Analysis of Name and Attribute Caching in a Distributed System.
Proceedings of the Winter 1992 USENIX Technical Conference, pp. 315 - 332. San Francisco, CA. January, 1992.

[Miller91] Ethan L. Miller, Randy H. Katz.
Input/Output Behavior of Supercomputing Applications.
Proceedings of the 1991 Conference on Supercomputing, pp. 567 - 576. Albuquerque, NM. November, 1991.

[Baker91] M. Baker, J. Hartman, M. Kupfer, K. Shirriff, and J. Ousterhout.
Measurements of a Distributed File System.
Proceedings of the 13th ACM Symposium of Operating Systems Principles, pp. 198 - 212. October 1991.

[Bozman91] G.P. Bozman, H.H. Ghannad, E.D. Weinberger.
A trace-driven study of CMS file references.
IBM Journal of Research and Development, Vol. 35, No. 5/6, pp. 815 - 828. September/November, 1991.

[Bennet91] J. Michael Bennet, Michael A. Bauer, David Kinchlea.
Characteristics of Files in NFS Environments.
Proceedings of the 1991 ACM Symposium on Small Systems, pp. 33 - 40. 1991.

[Biswas90] P. Biswas, K.K. Ramakrishnan.
File Access Characterization of VAX/VMS Environments.
Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, pp. 227 - 234. Paris, France. May, 1990.

[Floyd86] Rick Floyd.
Short-Term File Reference Patterns in a UNIX Environment.
University of Rochester Computer Science Technical Report #177. March, 1986.

[Ousterhout85] J. Ousterhout, H. Costa, D. Harrison, J. Kunze, M. Kupfer, J. Thompson.
A Trace-Driven Analysis of the UNIX 4.2BSD File System.
Proceedings of the 10th Symposium on Operating System Principles, pp. 15 - 24. Orcas Island, WA. December, 1985.

[Satyanarayanan81] M. Satyanarayanan.
A Study of File Sizes and Functional Lifetimes.
Proceedings of the 8th Symposium on Operating System Principles, pp. 96 - 108. Pacific Grove, CA. December, 1981.

[Smith81] A. J. Smith.
Analysis of Long Term File Reference Patterns for Application to File Migration Algorithms.
IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Vol SE-7, No. 4, pp. 403 - 417. July, 1981.

Publications That Cite iotta.snia.org

The following publications cite iotta.snia.org as a source of trace data used in their research. They are organized in reverse chronological order. This list attempts to be comprehensive but is not complete; feel free to contact us to suggest additional entries.


[Lin et al., 2012]
Chung-I Lin, Dongchul Park, Weiping He, and David H.C. Du. H-SWD: Incorporating hot data identification into shingled write disks. In Proceedings of the 20th IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, Washington, DC, August 2012. IEEE.
[Liu et al., 2012]
Zhuo Liu, Bin Wang, Patrick Carpenter, Dong Li, Jeffrey S. Vetter, and Weikuan Yu. PCM-based durable write cache for fast disk I/O. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, pages 451–458, Washington, DC, August 2012. IEEE.
[Suh et al., 2012]
Young-Kyoon Suh, Bongki Moon, A. Efrat, Jin-Soo Kim, and Sang-Won Lee. Extent mapping scheme for flash memory devices. In Proceedings of the 20th IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, Washington, DC, August 2012. IEEE.
[Prada et al., 2012]
Laura Prada, Alejandro Calderón, Javier Garcia, J. Daniel Garcia, and Jesús Carretero. A black box model for storage devices based on probability distributions. In Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications (ISPA), pages 355–362. IEEE, July 2012.
[Amvrosiadis et al., 2012]
George Amvrosiadis, Alina Oprea, and Bianca Schroeder. Practical scrubbing: Getting to the bad sector at the right time. In Proceedings of the 42nd IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), Boston, MA, June 2012.
[Chen et al., 2012]
Zhiguang Chen, Nong Xiao, and Fang Liu. SAC: Rethinking the cache replacement policy for SSD-based storage systems. In Proceedings of the 5th ACM International Systems and Storage Conference (SYSTOR), Haifa, Israel, June 2012. (doi:10.1145/2367589.2367598)
[Huang et al., 2012]
Po-Chun Huang, Yuan-Hao Chang, and Tei-Wei Kuo. Joint management of RAM and flash memory with access pattern considerations. In Proceedings of the 49th ACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 2012.
[Qin et al., 2012]
Yi Qin, Dan Feng, Jingning Liu, Wei Tong, Yang Hu, and Zhiming Zhu. A parity scheme to enhance reliability for SSDs. In Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage, pages 293–297, Xiamen, China, June 2012. IEEE.
[Tjioe et al., 2012]
Jonathan Tjioe, Alberto Blanco, Tao Xie, and Yiming Ouyang. Making garbage collection wear conscious for flash SSD. In Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage, pages 114–123, Xiamen, Fujian, China, June 2012. IEEE.
[Yan et al., 2012]
Feng Yan, Alma Riska, and Evgenia Smirni. Fast eventual consistency with performance guarantees for distributed storage. In Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, Macau, China, June 2012. IEEE.

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