INVITATION FROM THE PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS
We are writing to invite you to attend the 8th USENIX Conference on File
and Storage Technologies (FAST '10), February 23–26, 2010, in San Jose,
File systems and storage continue to be active focus areas for
researchers and technologists in operating systems, computer
architecture, distributed systems, networking, mobile computing, and
computational science. FAST '10 will bring together file and storage
specialists from all of these areas in a unified, high-quality forum.
The FAST program again offers tutorials. Taking place on Tuesday, February
23, the four half-day tutorials give you the opportunity to learn from
leaders in the storage industry:
Storage Virtualization and the Utility Model
Tom Clark, Brocade
Solid-State Storage: Technology, Design, and Application
Richard Freitas and Larry Chiu, IBM Almaden Research Center
Storage and Network Deduplication Technologies
Michael Condict, NetApp
Clustered and Parallel Storage System Technologies
Brent Welch and Marc Unangst, Panasas
The technical program includes 21 technical papers, as well as two
keynote addresses, Work-in-Progress reports (WiPs), and a poster session.
The papers represent some of the outstanding work in the area, with topics
including flash storage, deduplication, energy-conscious systems, errors and
problem diagnoses, and more.
FAST will include sessions for Work-in-Progress reports and posters, to
allow researchers to present recent and ongoing projects, preliminary
results, and "outrageous" opinion statements. We are particularly
interested in presentations of student work. To submit, please send a
one-page abstract, in PDF format with fonts no smaller than 10 points
and 3/4-inch margins, to firstname.lastname@example.org or
email@example.com, by 11:59 p.m. PST (UTC-8) on Thursday, January
28, 2010. More specific guidelines can be found here.
FAST '10 promises to be an exciting conference presenting leading examples
of current research and a strong vision of the future of file and storage
We hope you will join us in San Jose. Please register today.
On behalf of the FAST '10 Program Committee,
Randal Burns, Johns Hopkins University
Kimberly Keeton, Hewlett-Packard Labs
FAST '10 Program Co-Chairs