20th Annual
November 5-7, 2012


We are pleased to welcome our PDL Consortium Member Companies
to the 20th Annual Parallel Data Lab Workshop and Retreat.

Retreat Agenda

Monday, November 5: CMU/Bedford Springs Resort

8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:30 am Welcome -- SINGLETON ROOM

Greg Ganger: Parallel Data Lab Retreat Welcome & Overview

9:30 am - 10:30 am Speaker -- SINGLETON ROOM

Dave Andersen: Lessons from the FAWN Project

10:30 am - 11:30 am Industry Poster Session -- ROBERTS HALL ATRIUM
11:30 am - 1:45 pm Bus Ride to Bedford Springs & Lunch -- FREW STREET
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Session I: Efficient Key-value Storage

Jim Cipar - Exploiting Data Staleness for High-performance Machine Learning
Lin Xiao - Scaling metadata in HDFS

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Break -- CONSTITUTION HALL
3:45 pm - 6:00 pm Session II: File Storage and More

Wolf Richter - γ-ray: Scalable Real-Time Extraction of File Updates from VMs
Kai Ren - TableFS, and GIGA+TableFS
Garth Gibson - SMR: Shingled File System Status Report
Michelle Mazurek - Toward Usable Access Control for Personal Data
Greg Ganger - Remembering PDL

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Dinner -- EISENHOWER BALLROOM
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Session III: Short Work-in-Progress Talks

Soila Kavulya - Draco: Statistical Diagnosis of Chronic Problems in Large Distributed Systems
Vivek Seshadri - Exporting Page Copy Operations to DRAM
Jiaqi Tan - Understanding Systems to Diagnose and Prevent Problems
Elie Krevat - Adaptive Resource Allocation In Shared Service Environments

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm Reception/Poster Session I -- COLONNADE BALLROOM

Tuesday, November 6: Bedford Springs Resort

8:15 am - 9:00 am Full Breakfast -- CRYSTAL DINING ROOM
Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:30 am Session IV: Performance Problem Diagnosis

Mike Kasick - Black-Box Localization of Storage Problems in Parallel File Systems
Raja Sambasivan - Visualizing Request-flow Comparison

10:30 am - 10:45 am Break -- CONSTITUTION HALL
10:45 am - 12:15 pm Session V: Better Use of Shared Clusters

Lianghong Xu - JackRabbit: Improved Agility in Elastic Distributed Storage
Alexey Tumanov - Scheduling of Mixed Workloads in Heterogeneous Clusters

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch -- EISENHOWER BALLROOM
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Socializing and Chat-filled Walk -- HOTEL GROUNDS
Wii games room available 1:00 pm to midnight --
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Session VI: Better Distribution of Work

Bin Fan - MemC3: MemCache with CLOCK and Concurrent Cuckoo Hashing
Iulian Moraru - Egalitarian Paxos

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm Break -- CONSTITUTION HALL
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm Session VII: Scaling and Sharing

Chuck Cranor - The Expanding Scope of PLFS
Onur Mutlu - Update On Hybrid Memories
Garth Gibson - PRObE's KiloNode Community Resource

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Dinner -- EISENHOWER BALLROOM
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Session VIII: Short Work-In-Progress Talks -- COLONNADE BALLROOM

Ilari Shafer - Towards Explaining Performance Changes in Virtualized Datacenters
Peter Klemperer - Efficient Hypervisor Based Malware Detectors
Kai Ren - Workload Analysis of OpenCloud Hadoop Cluster

8:30 pm - 10:00 pm Reception/Poster Session II -- COLONNADE BALLROOM

Wednesday, November 7: Bedford Springs Resort

Morning Workshop Talks
8:45am - 9:15am Full Breakfast -- CRYSTAL DINING ROOM
Continental Breakfast
9:15am - 11:30am Session VIII: Testing and Interference Avoidance

Ben Blum - Landslide: Systematic Exploration for Kernel-Space Race Detection
Jiri Simsa - Scalable Dynamic Partial Order Reduction
Lavanya Subramanian - MISE: Providing Performance Predictability and Improving Fairness in Shared Main Memory Systems

Afternoon Feedback, Departure
11:30am - 1:15pm Lunch and Industry Feedback
1:30pm Buses depart for Pittsburgh Airport & CMU (one in each direction)
4:00pm Arrive at Airport
Arrive at CMU

Monday, November 5: CMU/Bedford Springs Resort

Have a look at last year's agenda.


Election Day -- November 6, 2012

Please note that the federal election will be held on November 6, 2012 and you may need to make arrangments to vote in advance, as this will be a day when we are at Bedford Springs.

Each state has their own absentee ballot application form. I have looked up a few absentee ballot web sites and listed them below. If you are not from one of these states, please search online for the applicable form to submit. --Joan

California -- last day to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot by mail (General Election) October 30, 2012.

Massachusetts -- deadline to apply for absentee ballots is noon the day before the election.

Pennsylvania -- Absentee Ballot Application must be received by 5:00 pm on October 30, 2012.


Pittsburgh Accommodations

If you are planning to arrive in Pittsburgh over the weekend preceding the retreat, PDL has several rooms on hold at each of the hotels listed below. When you call the hotel to make reservations, tell them that you'd like a room booked for the PDL Retreat (or quote the appropriate code listed below). You may also book extra nights at the preferred rate if you request them at the time of your booking.

Your room reservations for the nights of the Retreat itself (Nov. 5 and 6) will be taken care of by us, so you will only need a room at one of the following hotels if you are arriving early and staying past the Retreat.

Accommodations are available at the following hotels:

5308 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
1-800-321-2211 - Reservations
412-683-3113 - Reservations
412-683-3133 - Fax
Code = CMU - PDL Retreat
Parking - $17.88 / day

Reservation deadline: TBA
3315 Hamlet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-681-1000 - Reservations
412-681-3022 - Fax
Code = Carnegie Mellon PDL Event

Sunday, Nov. 4 - 10 rooms
Wednesday, Nov. 7 - 10 rooms

Reservation deadline: October 25, 2012
Pittsburgh / Oakland
3896 Bigelow Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-621-2200 - Reservations
800-331-3131 - Reservations
412-621-0955 - Fax
Code = PDL Retreat
Parking - $9.00 / day

Sunday, Nov. 4 - 15 rooms
Wednesday, Nov. 7 - 10 rooms

Reservation deadline: October 14, 2012

5405 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
412-441-4444 - Reservations
412-687-7312 - FAX

Studio $99 + taxes
One Bedroom $122 + taxes
Two Bedroom $139 + taxes
Parking: included

Vacancies based on availability at time of reservation.
Call asap and ask for best CMU rate.

100 Lytton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-682-6200 - Reservations
412-681-4749 - Fax

Problems Contact: Sue Moser – 412-682-6200
Parking - $10 / day

Reservation deadline: TBA

3454 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-683-2040 - Reservations
412-688-1986 - Fax
No block contract was made at this hotel for this event, but they may have rooms available.



Most of the hotels we have listed above have shuttle transportation to CMU available. Please request that you be dropped off on the west end of Frew Street, then refer to the attached map for directions to the Singleton Room in Roberts Hall.

There are several options available for getting to and from the airport:

Rental Car: Available at the airport from all the major companies.

Taxi Service (~$50 each way)

Limousine Service
The following driver services cost approximately $50 - $60 dollars one way (includes tip). The drivers do accept credit card payments. If you want Karen to arrange this for you, please make sure she has your full flight info (date / time / flight number) and your cell phone number.

Airport Sedan Service (Larry Waite)
Advance reservations are required, ~$55 each way
Contact Larry Waite, 412-401-LIMO (5466)

Gateway Limo
Rates: $54.00 from the airport to Downtown, Oakland, Shadyside, and Squirrel Hill (sedan). The rate for a van, a 14 passenger vehicle, is $78.00 per hour. Mention CMU when making a reservation.
Call the office at 412-782-5800 (phones answered 24/7) for reservations.
Email: amydemeri@comcast.net

Harper's Transportation
Harper1084@verizon.net - 412-531-1940

Classy Cab – SUV cabs
Phone 412-322-5080
Fax 412-322-5085

Supershuttle - book online

Airport Shuttle (PATransit 28X - Airport Flyer) ($3.25 each way, exact change)
Leaves CMU from the corner of Forbes and Morewood Avenues every 20 minutes starting at 4:25 a.m., last shuttle at 10:55 p.m. Shuttle leaves the airport from the arrivals level, door #6, starting at 5:20 a.m. approximately every 30 minutes.




Bedford Springs Resort

Bedford Springs Resort is a four season, historically significant destination located on 2,200-acres. It began welcoming guests over 200 years ago when the mineral springs of Bedford Springs, PA became known as a source of rejuvenation. The resort is approximately 90 miles east of Pittsburgh.

CMU Retreat attendees and guests will travel to Bedford Springs on Monday, November 5 and return Wednesday, November 7. We will provide bus transportation to the resort on Monday and back to Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh International airport on Wednesday afternoon.

Participants of the retreat will be members of the PDL Consortium and invited guests. Information on becoming a member of the consortium is available from Karen Lindenfelser, Bill Courtright (PDL Executive Director), or Greg Ganger (PDL Director).

Click to view a map and print driving directions.

Bedford Springs' page of directions.

Directions from the Pittsburgh International Airport to Carnegie Mellon University.


2011 PDL Workshop Attendees

John Bent, EMC
Fred Douglis, EMC
Erik Riedel, EMC
Grant Wallace, EMC
Tom Ambrose, Emulex
Kannan Muthukkaruppan, Facebook
Mark Marchukov, Facebook
Afshin Daghi, Fusion io
Nisha Talagala, Fusion io
James Hendricks, Google
Arif Merchant, Google
John Wilkes, Google
Yuichi Taguchi, Hitachi America Ltd.
Yoshimasa Masuoka, Hitachi America, Ltd.
Masayuki Yamamoto, Hitachi, Ltd., Yokohama Research Laboratory
Kim Keeton, HP Labs
Craig Soules, HP Labs
Vanish Talwar, HP Labs
Frank Berry, Intel Corporation
Ted Willke, Intel Corporation
Michael Kozuch, Intel Corporation
Gary Grider, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Cody Scott, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Jon Currey, Microsoft Research
Marcos K. Aguilera, Microsoft Research
Nitin Agrawal, NEC Labs
Cristian Ungureanu, NEC Labs
Craig Everhart, NetApp
Jerry Fredin, NetApp
Jeff Heller, NetApp
Jiri Schindler, NetApp
Eric Sedlar, Oracle
Garret Swart, Oracle
Allen Nuttle, Panasas
Edward Gronke, Panasas
Nitin Parab, Riverbed Technology
Chinmaya Manjunath, Riverbed Technology
Arun Jagatheesan, Samsung
Yang Seok Ki, Samsung Information Systems America
Dave Anderson, Seagate Technology
Mike Miller, Seagate Technology
Reza Sadri, STEC
Scott Stetzer, STEC
Christos Karamanolis, VMware
Tudor Dumitraș, Symantec
Matthew Elder, Symantec Corporation



PDL Administrative Manager
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
4720 Forbes Avenue - CIC 2209
PITTSBURGH, PA 15213-3891
VOICE: (412)268-6716
FAX: (412)268-3010

Director, Parallel Data Laboratory
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
4720 Forbes Avenue - CIC 2208
PITTSBURGH, PA 15213-3891
VOICE: (412)268-1297
FAX: (412)268-6779

PDL Executive Director
Carnegie Mellon University
4720 Forbes Avenue - CIC 2210
PITTSBURGH, PA 15213-3891
VOICE: (412) 268-5485
FAX: (412)268-3010




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