SC|05 StorCloud Applications
We are currently accepting submissions for SC|05 StorCloud Challenge and User
Applications. The deadline has been extended until June 30, 2005. Interested applicants are asked to provide an application
description and profile via
After a successful debut at SC2004, StorCloud continues as a special initiative
for SC|05 in Seattle, WA to build a High Performance Computing (HPC) storage
capability showcasing HPC storage technologies (topologies, devices,
interconnects) and applications. Portions of StorCloud will comprise state of
the art heterogeneous devices and technologies to build a virtual on-site
"storage on request" capability to support researchers and demonstrate
high bandwidth applications at the conference. Other portions will be dedicated
to supporting specific data intensive applications with predetermined
configurations and requirements.
The goals of the "production" StorCloud are to:
StorCloud will be architected and deployed entirely by volunteers from
government, industry and academia.
- Provide 1 PetaByte or greater of randomly accessible storage to SC2005 participants.
- Approach a 1 TeraByte per second infrastructure bandwidth.
- Provide a 1 GigaByte per second backup bandwidth.
- Provide interoperability between storage systems
- Manage and allocate resources to SC2005 participants.
Additionally, StorCloud will combine network access mechanisms, storage
devices, and control/management software to provide a standard storage
capability to all conference research booths. A portion of the storage
resources will be allocated to research booth host platforms throughout
the convention by requested SCinet IP address. Storage allocations can be
used for the duration of the conference. Special requests can be made via
email to email@example.com
For information on the StorCloud initiative, please contact us at
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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
The StorCloud committee is seeking real world high performance applications
that stress the limits of currently available storage systems, or use storage
systems in interesting ways. Two classes of applications are being sought:
The committee plans to set up a preliminary storage capability enabling
applications with large data sets to populate the storage over a long period
of time and then quickly move the data into the operational StorCloud
configuration at the show. Additionally, application groups and vendors are
encouraged to collaborate on specific application configurations, or proof
of concept configurations, and will be supported as part of the StorCloud
- User applications - those that make use of StorCloudís unprecedented
heterogeneous "petabyte-scale" storage farm to enable showcase
applications for demonstration purposes in userís booth.
- Challenge applications - those that demand fast transfer rates and/or
use multiple file systems in interesting or comparative ways.
Users that are interested in participating in SC|05 StorCloud are asked to
provide an application description and profile by March 1, 2005 via
We will begin accepting submissions on February 1, 2005.
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