INVITATION FROM THE PROGRAM CHAIRS
We are writing to invite you to attend the 5th USENIX Conference on
File and Storage Technologies (FAST '07), February 1316, in San
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 '07 will bring together storage
specialists from all of these areas in a unified, high-quality forum.
Back by popular demand, the FAST program again offers tutorials.
Taking place on Tuesday, December 13, the half-day tutorials give you
the opportunity to learn from leaders in the storage industry including:
The FAST '07 program includes 19 technical papers carefully selected
from a pool of 98 submissions, as well as 2 invited talks. The
papers represent some of the outstanding work in the area, with
topics including disk failure, security, virtualization, scalability,
caching, power management, RAID, peer-to-peer, and mobility.
- Dave Anderson and Willis Whittington, Seagate, on Disc Drive Technology
- Peter Honeyman, CITI, University of Michigan, on NFSv4 and Cluster File Systems
- Brent Welch and Marc Unangst, Panasas Inc., Cluster Storage and File Systems Technology
- Tom Talpey, Network Appliance, Inc., on NFS/RDMA: A Deep Dive
A Work-in-Progress (WiP) session will also be held. If you have work
you would like to share or a cool idea that's not quite ready for
publication, please submit a WiP. Send a one- or two-paragraph
summary to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 12, 2007. Students are
encouraged to submit WiPs to seek feedback on their research from the
FAST community. Work-in-Progress reports will be short, typically
with only a handful of slides.
FAST '07 promises to be an exciting conference presenting leading
examples of current research and a strong vision of the future of
file and storage technology.
We hope you will join us in San Jose. Please register today.
On behalf of the FAST '07 Program Committee,
Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, University of Wisconsin, Madison
FAST '07 Program Chairs