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Wednesday, April 20

9:00am PDT

Keynote: Going Big with Open Source Storage - Sage Weil, Ceph Principal Architect, Red Hat
The next generation of distributed storage systems we build and deploy will face an expanding set of requirements: asynchronous multi-datacenter replication, varied consistency models with active/active globally distributed data stores, quality of service management, multiprotocol access, and tiering across an expanding menu of storage technologies and hardware with increasingly open architectures.  This talk will look at what the challenges we face as an open storage community and what problems we'll need to do to address in the next few years.

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Sage Weil

Ceph Project Leader, Red Hat
Sage Weil helped developed Ceph as part of his graduate studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. After graduating he continued to develop the system and build an open source community around Ceph with the support of DreamHost. In 2012, he co-founded Inktank to productize... Read More →

Wednesday April 20, 2016 9:00am - 9:20am PDT
State Ballroom CD

9:20am PDT

Keynote: Open Standards, Open Source and the Evolving Hardware/Software Interface - Jorge Campello, Director, System & Software Technologies, HGST, A Western Digital Company

Open hardware interfaces are typically developed and defined in Standards Setting Organizations through a process involving broad industry participation. The process of generating the needed software isn’t always coordinated with hardware standards development, and often lags the hardware specification development by quite some time. Open source in general, and Linux in particular, has been dealing with the pragmatic problem of waiting for hardware to be built, which often only happens some time after the standard is published, before software can be written against it.  In this presentation we will discuss this process and some potential ways to reduce the time lag for technology introduction.

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Jorge Campello

Sr. Director, System & Software Technologies, Western Digital
Jorge Campello holds a Electrical Engineer Degree and a MSc in Electrical Engineering from the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.  He started his career in the storage industry at IBM’s Almaden Research Center.   He... Read More →

Wednesday April 20, 2016 9:20am - 9:35am PDT
State Ballroom CD

9:35am PDT

Keynote: Information Storage in DNA - Nick Goldman, Program Director, The Goldman Group
The amount of information that humans produce and want to store is growing exponentially. I will argue that at present, no long-term _archiving_ --- meaning storing safely, recoverably, for long periods of time with rare access and minimal maintenance requirements --- of digital information is taking place.

Recent advances in genome science led us to look at the possibility of using DNA as a digital archive medium.  In a `proof of principle' experiment, we used standard DNA technologies to store and recover approximately 750kb of digital information in a manner that could be extrapolated to global data scales, incorporating modern methods such as error correcting codes for data integrity.  DNA has numerous properties that are ideal for archiving, and this talk will describe our current experiments and will speculate on the
future of DNA as a digital storage medium.

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Nick Goldman

Research Group Leader, The Goldman Group
Nick Goldman has a first degree in mathematics and received his PhD in molecular evolution from the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, in 1992.  He has worked at the Natural History Museum (London), the MRC-National Institute for Medical Research (London) and the University... Read More →

Wednesday April 20, 2016 9:35am - 9:55am PDT
State Ballroom CD
Thursday, April 21

9:00am PDT

Keynote: The Future for Linux Storage, Filesystems and Memory Management - James Bottomley, IBM; Mel Gorman, SUSE; Jeff Layton, Primary Data
The three track leaders from the recent LSF/MM Summit will present the outcomes from the summit and some indications of the future directions the Linux ecosystem is taking.
  • James Bottomley, IBM - IO Track Leader
  • Jeff Layton, Primary Data - FS Track Leader
  • Mel Gorman, SUSE Labs - MM Track Leader 

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Martin K. Petersen

Architect, Oracle
Martin K. Petersen has contributed to the Linux Kernel since the early nineties. As Linux Storage Architect at Oracle he focuses on future I/O and storage technologies. Martin also participates in various industry standardization efforts and co-maintains the Linux SCSI stack.

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James Bottomley

Distinguished Engineer, IBM
James Bottomley is a Distinguished Engineer at IBM Research where he works on Cloud and Container technology. He is also Linux Kernel maintainer of the SCSI subsystem. He has been a Director on the Board of the Linux Foundation and Chair of its Technical Advisory Board. He went to... Read More →

Mel Gorman

Kernel Engineer, SUSE Labs
Mel Gorman is a Linux kernel developer specialising in virtual memory management and has been active in the community since 2005. He is employed by SUSE Labs since 2011 and is currently the engineering lead for the SUSE Performance Team. His primary responsibility is leading a... Read More →
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Jeff Layton

Sr. Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Jeff Layton is a longtime Linux kernel and Ceph developer who specializes in network filesystems. He maintains the Linux kernel CephFS client and is a contributor to many other open source projects.

Thursday April 21, 2016 9:00am - 9:40am PDT
State Ballroom CD

9:40am PDT

Keynote: Application Implications of Persistent Memory - Matthew Wilcox, Intel
Persistent Memory is coming to the enterprise.  Existing software will continue to work as expected, but software that’s open to change will take better advantage of it.  From performance to error handling, Matthew will discuss considerations that storage architects, programmers and system administrators should take into account when planning for this glorious new future.


Thursday April 21, 2016 9:40am - 10:00am PDT
State Ballroom CD

10:00am PDT

Keynote: The Consequences of Infinite Storage Bandwidth - Allen Samuels, Software Architect, Fellow, Systems and Software Solutions, SanDisk
Overall increases in CPU and DRAM processing power are falling behind the massive acceleration in available storage and network bandwidth.  Storage management services are emerging as a serious bottleneck.  What does this imply for the datacenter of the future?  How will it affect the physical network and storage topologies?  And how will storage software need to change to meet these new realities?

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Allen Samuels

Engineering Fellow, Western Digital
Allen joined SanDisk in 2013 as an Engineering Fellow, he is responsible for directing software development for SanDisk’s system level products. He has previously served as Chief Architect at Weitek Corp. and Citrix, and founded several companies including AMKAR Consulting, Orbital... Read More →

Thursday April 21, 2016 10:00am - 10:15am PDT
State Ballroom CD