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SC'17 / BoF

The Virtual Institute of I/O and the IO-500

Date 5:15pm-7pm, November 15th, 2017
Venue room 201-203, Denver, USA

Link to the official SC announcement.


Due to the increasing complexity of HPC data management, activities in the storage research community have increased over the last few years. The general purpose of this BoF is to foster this community.

An important activity is the community driven development of an IO-500 benchmark. The speakers will briefly introduce the international Virtual Institute for I/O (VI4IO) and focus on the status of the IO-500 development and the usage of the benchmark. A highlight is the presentation of the first IO-500 list. The direction of VI4IO and the standardization of the IO-500 is then discussed with the participants.


  • 17:15 IntroductionJay LofsteadSlides
  • 17:20 IO-500John BentSlides
    • Status
    • Announcement of the first list
    • Short discussion
  • 17:45 VI4IOJulian KunkelSlides
    • Introduction
    • News to the comprehensive data center list
    • Roadmap
    • Short discussion
  • 18:10 Experience using the IO-500George MarkomanolisSlides
  • 18:20 Moderated discussionJay, Julian, John
  • 19:00 Farewell