1st Greater Chicago Area System Research Workshop


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
Program: 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

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