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Organized by: Prof. Yitzhak (Tsahi) Birk



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Please note: The location of the event has been changed to the Auditorium floor 2.

You are kindly invited to:
Storage Systems: Perspectives, Research & a Community Gathering
Thursday, May 27, 2010, 13:00 - 17:30
Auditorium Floor 2, Electrical Engineering Building, Technion

Storage-centric systems, under names such as "web servers" and "data centers," are a key component of the information society's infrastructure.  Under-publicized yet very successful, Israelis and Israeli companies have played an important role in the evolution and revolution of storage for decades, ranging from devices through coding and core storage functions to related communications.


This event will shed some light on ongoing storage systems activity in universities and industry alike, starting with a broader perspective by Moshe Yanai, presently an IBM Fellow and a storage landmark by himself. The "Hot storage" session will offer an opportunity for brief "this is what we are doing" announcements by companies and individual researchers, and for posing challenges. Finally and perhaps most important, this is a unique get-together opportunity for the Israeli storage community, reunions and new introductions alike.


*Please contact Tsahi Birk to reserve a short slot in the "Hot Storage"



13:00 - 13:30

Gathering & Light Refreshments

13:30 - 13:40

Opening Remarks
Prof. Yitzhak (Tsahi) Birk, Head of CCIT, Technion

13:40 - 14:40

Keynote lecture: 4 Decades of Storage Revolutions
Moshe Yanai, IBM Fellow

14:40 - 15:10

Does God Play Dice? A Disk Scheduling Perspective
Dr. Eitan Bachmat, Ben Gurion University

15:10 - 15:30

Hot Storage (open session): brief announcements and research challenges
Contact to reserve a slot

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:30

Advanced Network Storage Services
Michael Kagan, Mellanox Technologies

16:30 - 17:00

IsoStack - Highly Efficient Network Processing on Dedicated Cores
Leah Shalev, IBM XIV Storage System

17:00 - 17:30

Work per Task: a Useful Measure for Increasing Throughput and Saving Energy
Prof. Yitzhak (Tsahi) Birk, Technion


For more information please call Gitta Abraham: 04-8294674

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