GCASR 2012

1st Greater Chicago Area Systems Research Workshop 


University of Chicago, Gleacher Center 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

What: Greater Chicago Area Systems Research Workshop 
When: May 22nd, 2012 
Where: Room 206, Gleacher Center, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Dear Colleagues:

It is our pleasure to invite you to join us for the First Chicago Area Systems Research Workshop. This workshop is a great opportunity for leading-edge systems researcher in Chicago to get acquainted, share results, and find synergies. This year, we will have Dr. Alex Szalay as our keynote speaker, speaking about Data-intensive Computing. We also plan to have three presentation sessions and one Ph.D student poster session.

Mark you calendar! we hope to see you there!

Please RSVP before May 7th by sending an email to syschicago@gmail.com to let us know if you plan to come. Please include your name, affiliation, lunch preference (vegetarian or not)whether you would like to join us for dinner(at your on expense).


Greater Chicago Area System Research Workshop Organizing Committee

8:00AM -- 8:45AM Refreshment 
8:45AM -- 9:00AM Opening 
9:00AM -- 9:45AM Keynote Alex Szalay, Johns Hopkins University, Topic: Data-intensive Computing. 
9:45AM -- 11:00AM Session 1, Chair: Yao Zhang 
 9:45AM -- 10:10AM Rick Stevens, UChicago/Argonne, System Architecture of the System Biology Knowledge Base 
10:10AM -- 10:35AM Peter Dinda, Northwestern, Virtualization at Scale:Recent Research in the V3VEE Project 
10:35AM -- 11:00AM Ioan Raicu, IIT, Building Blocks for Scalable Distributed Storage Systems
11:00AM -- 11:15AM Coffee Break 
11:15AM -- 12:20PM Session 2, Chair: Apala Guha 
 11:15AM -- 11:40AM Kui Ren, IIT, The Challenges of Cloud Computing Security 
 11:40AM -- 12:00PM Robert Grossman, UChicago, The Open Science Data Cloud 
 12:00PM -- 12:20PM Kamil Iskra, Argonne, In-system Storage Management and Power Consumption Measurements on HPC systems
12:20PM -- 1:10PM Lunch 
1:10PM -- 2:45PM Session 3, Chair: Marco Mambelli 
1:10PM -- 1:30PM Yan Chen, Northwestern, Data Center Networks and Internet Security 
1:30PM -- 1:55PM Fabian Bustamante, Northwestern, Internet-wide systems need Internet-wide experimental platforms 
1:55PM -- 2:20PM Gordon Kindlmann, UChicago, Diderot 
2:20PM -- 2:45PM Tim Merrifield, UIC, Virtual Memory Snapshots| 
2:45PM -- 3:10PM Dawei Wang, IIT, APC: A Performance Metric of Memory Systems 
3:10PM -- 4:10PM Coffee Break & PhD Poster Session Chair: Allan Espinosa 

Ke Wang, IIT: SimMatrix: Simulator for MAny-Task computing execution fabRIc at eXascales 
Iman Sadooghi, IIT: Understanding the Cost of Cloud Computing and Storage 
Dongfang Zhao, IIT: SCH-FS: SSD-Cached Hybrid File System
Tonglin Li, IIT: ZHT: Zero-Hop Distributed Hash Table
Corentin Debains, Pedro Manuel Alvarez-tabio Togores IIT: Evaluating Information Dispersal Algorithms
Li Yu, IIT: "Online System Monitoring, Diagnosing and Predicting for Extreme Scale Computing"
Zhou Zhou, IIT: "Intelligent Job Scheduling on Production HPC Systems"
Yongen Yu, IIT: "Improving Cell-based AMR Cosmology Simulations"
Lei Xia, Northwestern: A Case for Tracking and Exploiting Inter-node and Intra-node Memory Content
Sharing in Virtualized Large-Scale Parallel Systems
Yigit Demir, Northwestern: "Galaxy: Pushing the Power and Bandwidth Walls with Optically-Connected Disintegrated Processors"
Ke Liu and George Tziantzioulis, Northwestern: "Elastic Fidelity: Trading-off Computational Accuracy for Energy Efficiency"
Quan Pham, UChicago: "SOLE: Linking Research Papers with Scientific Objects"
John S. Otto, Northwestern: "Namehelp: adapting to remote DNS for content delivery"
Da Zhang: IIT: "SimHEC: Simulator for High-End Computing Systems" 
Scott Krieder, IIT: "An Overview of Current and Future Computing Accelerator Architectures"

4:10PM -- 5:10PM Panel Discussion
Panel Organizer: Andrew Chien, UChicago Panelists: Ian Foster, UChicago Robert Grossman, UChicago Peter Dinda, Northwestern| Alex Szalay, JHU
Panel Questions(subject to change): How would you describe your philosophy/style for choosing research directions, areas, projects? Give a specific example of where you applied this (e.g. a new area, project design, etc.)
What are some pros/cons of this approach, and would you recommend it to young researchers?
5:10PM -- END Closing Remarks & Reception
For maps and directions of Gleacher Center, Please visit http://www.gleachercenter.com/about/directions-maps.aspx

Organization Group:
Zhao Zhang
Allen Espinosa
Apala Guha
Marco Mambelli
Yao Zhang

Steering Committee:
Andrew Chien
Ian Foster