15th Annual Workshop & Retreat
November 5 - 7, 2007


Monday, November 5: CMU/Nemacolin Woodlands


Greg Ganger - Welcome & PDL Overview

Randy Bryant - Data Intensive Super Computing

Session I: Predictability and Utility

Bianca Schroeder - Disk Failures in the Real World: Data Corruption in the Storage Stack

Raja Sambasivan - Diagnosing Performance Problems in Distributed Systems

Soila Kavulya - Sherlock: Fingerpointing Problems in Distributed Systems

Session II: Automation and Usability for Storage

John Strunk - Using Utility for Storage Provisioning and Tuning

Brandon Salmon - Perspective: View-based Home Storage

Lorrie Cranor - Usable Storage Security

Session III: Short Work-In-Progress Talks

Rob Reeder - Expandable Grids for Visualizing Security and Privacy Policies

Mike Abd-El-Malek - File System Virtual Machines

Tudor Dumitraş - : On-line Upgrades in Large-scale Distributed Systems

Milo Polte - Metadata-indexed Cluster Filesystems

Tuesday, November 6: Nemacolin Woodlands

Session IV: Storage and Networking

David Andersen - Flexible and Efficient Data Transfers with DOT

Amar Phanishayee - TCP Throughput Collapse in Cluster-based Storage Systems

Session V: Fault Tolerance

Joe Slember - Lazy and Efficient Convergence in Nondeterministic Applications

James Hendricks - Low-overhead Byzantine Fault-tolerant Storage

Session VI: Scaling Metadata Services

Swapnil Patil - GIGA+: Scalable Directories for Shared File Systems

Shafeeq Sinnamohideen - Eliminating Cross-server Operations in Scalable Storage Systems

Session VII: More Work-In-Progress Talks

Ippokratis Pandis - Scalable Staged Transaction Processing in Chip Multiprocessors

Julio López - DISC: Data-Intensive Super Computing -- Initial Experience and Future Directions

Garth Gibson - PDSI Status and Plans

Wednesday, November 7: Nemacolin Woodlands

Session VIII: When Workloads Mix

David McWherter - Performance Modeling: How to Share Your DBMS Greedily

Matthew Wachs - Argon: Performance Insulation for Shared Storage Servers

Session IX: Database Implementation Techniques

Ryan Johnson - To Share or Not to Share?

Debabrata Dash - Efficient Use of the Query Optimizer for Automated Physical Design


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    Director, Parallel Data Lab
    VOICE: (412) 268-1297

    Executive Director, Parallel Data Lab
    VOICE: (412) 268-5485

    PDL Administrative Manager
    VOICE: (412) 268-6716