Session: Parallel Virtual File System
  Chair: Rob Latham (Argonne National Lab)
  Time: Wednesday, November 19, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
  Rm #: 36-37
  Rob Latham (Argonne National Laboratory), Rob Ross (Argonne National Laboratory)
  PVFS is a parallel file system for Linux clusters developed primarily at Argonne National Laboratory and Clemson University, with contributions from a large and active user community.

In this session we will discuss the current status of the PVFS and PVFS2 projects. We will focus on PVFS2, our next generation of PVFS, and we will describe this new system in detail. This new parallel file system promises to scale beyond the size of large systems we are now beginning to see deployed at some of the large supercomputing centers. It will do so using novel approaches to the issues of consistency control and fault tolerance and leveraging the opportunities inherent in MPI-IO. An early release of this new system will be made available at SC03.

We invite anyone interested to join us for this discussion. Following the scheduled presentations on these projects, many of the PVFS developers will be present for an open forum discussion. Last year's meeting was a great success, and we look forward to seeing both new and old faces this year.
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