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Microsoft Event Tracing (1) (2)

Stonybrook University Dataseries Documentation Wiki

Storage Research List (Computer Storage Systems Research Discussion Forum)

Traces and Snapshots Public Archive

Re-Animator tracing and replay tool


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.


[Zhao and Bai, 2012]
Peng Zhao and Shi Bai. A random-walk based wear-leveling algorithm for large-capacity SSDs. Chinese Journal of Computers, 35(5), May 2012.
[Puttaswamy et al., 2012]
Krishna P.N. Puttaswamy, Thyaga Nandagopal, and Murali Kodialam. Frugal storage for cloud file systems. In Proceedings of the 7th ACM European Conference on Computer Systems, pages 71–84, Bern, Switzerland, April 2012. (doi:10.1145/2168836.2168845)
[Qiu et al., 2012]
Jian-Ping Qiu, Guang-Yan Zhang, and Ji-Wu Shu. DMStone: A tool for evaluating hierarchical storage management systems. Journal of Software, 23:987–995, April 2012. (doi:10.3724/SP.J.1001.2012.04046)
[Reiss et al., 2012]
Charles Reiss, John Wilkes, and Joseph L. Hellerstein. Obfuscatory obscanturism: Making workload traces of commercially-sensitive systems safe to release. In Proceedings of the IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS), Maui, HI, April 2012. (doi:10.1109/NOMS.2012.6212064)
[Abad et al., 2012]
Cristina L. Abad, Huong Luu, Yi Lu, and Roy H. Campbell. Metadata workloads for testing big storage systems. Technical report, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, March 2012.
[Park et al., 2012]
Dongchul Park, Biplob Debnath, Youngjin Nam, David H. C. Du Du, Youngkyun Kim, and Youngchul Kim. HotDataTrap: A sampling-based hot data identification scheme for flash memory. In Proceedings of the 27th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, pages 1610–1617, Riva del Garda, Italy, March 2012. ACM. (doi:10.1145/2245276.2232034)
[Agrawal et al., 2012]
Nitin Agrawal, Leo Arulraj, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, and Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau. Emulating Goliath storage systems with David. ACM Transactions on Storage, 7(4), January 2012. (doi:10.1145/2078861.2078862)
[Wang et al., 2011]
Di Wang, Anand Sivasubramaniam, and Bhuvan Urgaonkar. A case for heterogeneous flash. Technical Report CSE-11-015, The Pennsylvania State University Department of Computer Science and Engineering, 2011.
[Narayanan et al., 2011]
Dushyanth Narayanan, Austin Donnelly, Antony Rowstron, Sameh Elnikety, and Eno Thereska. Storage systems using write off-loading. United States Patent 8,074,014, December 6 2011.
[Wang et al., 2011]
Jia-Hao Wang, Hsin-Hung Chen, Wei-Jian Su, and Da-Wei Chang. Cross-layer optimizations in solid-state drives. IEEE Embedded Systems Letters, 3(4):109–112, December 2011. (doi:10.1109/LES.2011.2168941)

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