INFLOW 2014 : 2nd Workshop on Interactions of NVM/Flash with Operating Systems and Workloads

Country: USA

City: Broomfield

Abstr. due: 01.07.2014

Dates: 05.10.14 — 05.09.14

Area Of Sciences: Computer science;

Organizing comittee e-mail: inflow14chairs@usenix.org

Organizers: Advanced Computing Systems Association

 

 

Overview

The goal of INFLOW '14 is to bring together researchers and practitioners working in systems, across the hardware/software stack, who are interested in the cross-cutting issues of NVM/Flash technologies, operating systems, and emerging workloads.

In recent years, NVM based storage devices have been gaining popularity as a medium of storage. Flash-based SSDs in particular have had a widespread adoption by the industry driven by the need for greater storage performance. NVM storage devices have dramatically different properties than conventional hard disks. Yet most of these devices are still exposed to operating systems as block-level devices similar to hard disks. There are still several fundamental research issues to be explored on how to efficiently interface with NVM and Flash-based storage devices, as well as the implications of such devices in large-scale workload deployments and on emerging workloads such as analytics applications.

The INFLOW '14 Workshop is an attempt to bring together top researchers from around the world to exchange ideas and discuss recent innovations related to NVM/Flash technologies and their interactions with operating systems and workloads in the context of current enterprises and consumer markets.

Topics

We invite research papers from all areas of Flash SSD and its interactions with operating systems and workloads. Major areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Operating systems support for Flash and other NVM technologies
  • New file system/storage software design ideas to support Flash
  • Virtualization trends for SSD storage
  • Flash SSD and NVM in cloud computing
  • Applications on NVM/Flash, mobile devices, wearable computing devices, etc.
  • Application/OS optimizations tailored for Flash storage unique properties
  • Application/OS optimizations for other NVM technologies
  • Emerging workloads (BigData, analytics, social, etc.) for Flash/NVM
  • Workload characterization for NVM/Flash devices
  • SSD caching techniques
  • Acceleration techniques for Flash storage and NVM technologies
  • Hybrid SSD technologies

Conference Web-Site: https://www.usenix.org/conference/inflow14/call-for-papers