17th Annual Spring Visit Day
May 12, 2015 (Optional Industry Talks - May 11)

INFO & Agenda

We are pleased to welcome our Parallel Data Consortium Member Companies to the 17th Annual Parallel Data Laboratory Spring Visit Day.




MAY 11, 2015

During past Spring Visit Days, we have held an optional afternoon of seminars offered by some of our industry guests. For more information on this seminar series, or if you would like to be a speaker this year, please contact .

Review the abstacts here.

MAY 12, 2015

8:45 am - 9:15 am 9:15 am - 9:30 am

9:30 am - 10:00 am

10:00 am - 10:45 am

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

5:00 pm

Breakfast Meet and Greet
Join us in the open area outside the CIC DEC to register and have breakfast - see map

Welcome and PDL Overview: Greg Ganger
INI DEC @ RMCIC - Room 1201 - see map

Speaker: Greg Ganger
Overview of Cloud Computing Research
INI DEC @ RMCIC - Room 1201

Speaker: Andy Pavlo

Overview of Database Research
INI DEC @ RMCIC - Room 1201

Poster Session

NSH Atrium - see map


RMCIC 1301 - see map

Speaker: Garth Gibson
Overview of Big Data Research
INI DEC @ RMCIC - Room 1201

Speaker: Dave Andersen
Overview of Efficiency Research
INI DEC @ RMCIC - Room 1201

Poster Session
NSH Atrium

Official End of Day & Dinner
NSH Atrium


Christopher Provenzano, Actifio
Phil Abercrombie, Actifio
Sorin Faibish, EMC
Deborah Stokes, EMC
Norbert Egi, Futurewei Technologies
Marc Unangst, Google
Yukinori Sakashita, Hitachi America, Ltd.
Hiroaki Odawara, Hitachi Ltd.
Jun Nemoto, Hitachi, Ltd.
Stephen Walkauskas, HP Vertica
George Li, Huawei Technology
Michael Wei, Huawei Technology
Phil Gibbons, Intel / ISTC-CC
Michael Kaminsky, Intel / ISTC-CC
Michael Kozuch, Intel / ISTC-CC
Jeff Parkhurst, Intel / ISTC-CC
Babu Pillai, Intel / ISTC-CC
Carolyn Connor, Los Alamos Nat'l Laboratory
Asim Kadav, NEC Labs
Jerry Fredin, NetApp
Jeffrey Heller, NetApp
John Strunk, NetApp
Roger MacNicol, Oracle
Fanglu Guo, Symantec
Austin Liou, Western Digital
David Steele, Western Digital
Jie Yu, Western Digital
William Boyle, Western Digital


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