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 applications with predetermined configurations and
The goals of the "production" StorCloud are to:
New to SC|05, there will be a NextGen StorCloud that will showcase emerging storage
- 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.
StorCloud will be architected and deployed entirely by volunteers from government,
industry and academia. It will combine state of the art access mechanisms,
storage devices, and control/management software to provide an extreme storage
capability to conference exhibitors. The storage equipment will be attached and
assigned to host platforms throughout the convention on an as requested basis.
Host platforms will be partitioned, formatted, and use the storage as needed.
Sharing devices will also be accommodated between cooperating parties.
Additionally, StorCloud will host an applications competition, StorCloud
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January 11: Intent to participate from Vendors due.
January 19-20 (Miami, FL): StorCloud committee meeting
March 2 (College Park, MD): Meeting with vendor to finalize level of contributions. Work with vendors to develop architecture.
May 23: Application participants must indicate their intent to participate in the StorCloud Challenge.
Full abstracts of the applications are due.
June 6-10 (1 day) (Seattle, WA): All hands meeting to finalize architecture and assign applications to HW.
June 30: Submissions due for StorCloud Challenge and User Applications
August 8 (San Diego Supercomputer Center): All Hands Meeting
October 24 - November 12 (Seattle, WA): StorCloud Staging and Extended Setup
November 13-19 (Seattle, WA): Conference Show
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