StorCloud will host an applications competition at SC|05. Applicants from science and engineering communities across the globe are encouraged to use the unique StorCloud infrastructure to demonstrate emerging techniques or applications, many of which consume enormous amounts of network and storage resources. Applicants are challenged to significantly stress the StorCloud infrastructure while delivering innovative application value across the multiple research networks that connect to StorCloud.
Possible judging criteria may include most innovative use of storage, best use of storage bandwidth, or best use of I-ops.
High performance applications that stress the limits of currently available storage systems would be perfect candidates for this storage challenge. Applications should make use of the SC|05 StorCloud's unprecedented heterogeneous "petabyte-scale" storage farm to enable showcase applications for demonstration purposes in the user's booth. The applications should demand fast transfer rates and/or use multiple file systems in interesting or comparative ways. Please see the StorCloud web page for more information on this exciting capability.