Workshop on Cluster Storage Technology

Workshop on Cluster Storage Technology

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Storage systems have an increasing importance for high performance computing. Real applications from e.g. physics, bioinformatics and climate research produce huge volumes of data that have to be managed efficiently.

The workshop concentrates on storage technologies where we follow the principle of clustering of resources. This already proved viable for providing CPU cycles and it is now extended to storage. However, the research field is still young and there are many open issues. The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers in that field and to provide a platform for discussions and maybe common future cooperations and projects.

Topics of Interest

  • File system internals, interfaces and semantics
  • Performance analysis and visualization tools
  • Benchmarking of all aspects of the file systems
  • Performance modelling
  • Access optimizations
  • Metadata management

Workshop Program

Important Dates

Abstract Submission May 21, 2012
Acceptance Notification June 1, 2012 June 14, 2012
CluStor Workshop September 27-28, 2012


The workshop will be run according to the following guidelines:

  • We want to keep the workshop small in order to have lively discussions. For the moment participation is by invitation only. We will have at most 12 talks and the total number of participants is limited to 30.
  • We want to have talks that present current and future work and would like to have open discussions. Thus, we will not make slides publicly available. Access to any material will be to the participants of the workshop only.
  • We want to concentrate on discussions. No papers will be published, just slides given to all participants.
  • There will only be a small fee for the coffee breaks and dinner.

If you are interested in presenting your work, please send a one page abstract of your talk or the research you want to present to the organizers.


Talks will be 30 minutes plus 15 minutes of discussion.

Thursday, September 27

12:00-12:30 Welcome
12:30-14:00 Talks
14:00-14:15 Coffee Break
14:15-15:45 Talks
15:45-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:30 Talks
TBD Dinner

Friday, September 28

09:00-10:30 Talks
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-12:15 Talks
12:15-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Talks
15:00-16:00 Discussion


The registration fee is 120€ and covers the 2-day workshop and social event.

For online registration and payment information, please visit Registration Online.

Contact Information

Workshop Organizer

Prof. Dr. Thomas Ludwig
University of Hamburg
Department of Informatics
Scientific Computing

Bundesstraße 45a
20146 Hamburg

Tel: +49-40-460094-200
Fax: +49-40-460094-201


  • Michael Kuhn - University of Hamburg