http://www.dagstuhl.de/15421

11. – 16. Oktober 2015, Dagstuhl Seminar 15421

Rack-scale Computing

Organisatoren

Babak Falsafi (EPFL – Lausanne, CH)
Tim Harris (Oracle Labs – Cambridge, GB)
Dushyanth Narayanan (Microsoft Research UK – Cambridge, GB)
David Patterson (University of California – Berkeley, US)

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Dokumente

Dagstuhl Report, Volume 5, Issue 10 Dagstuhl Report
Motivationstext
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Gemeinsame Dokumente
Programm des Dagstuhl Seminars [pdf]

Summary

Rack-scale computing is an emerging research area concerned with how we design and program the machines used in data centers. Typically, these data centers are built from racks of equipment, with each rack containing dozens of discrete machines connected by Ethernet or by InfiniBand. Over the last few years researchers have started to weaken the boundaries between these individual machines, leading to new "rack-scale" systems. These architectures are being driven by the need to increase density and connectivity between servers, while lowering cost and power consumption.

Initial commercial systems provide high-density processor nodes connected through an in-machine interconnect to storage devices or to external network interfaces (e.g., HPE Moonshot, or SeaMicro Fabric Compute). Many ideas are now being explored in research projects -- e.g., the use of custom system-on-chip processors in place of commodity chips, the use of emerging non-volatile-memory technologies or stacked Flash in place of disks, and the use of silicon photonics and wireless links for communication within or between rack-scale systems. In addition, researchers are exploring how systems software, language runtime systems, and programming models can evolve for these new architectures.

This seminar sought to bring together researchers working on different parts of these problems. We structured the seminar around a small number of invited introductory talks (Section 4) accompanied by break-out sessions (Section 5) and a series of four poster sessions. The poster sessions permitted everyone to have an opportunity to present their own work (if they wished to), and enabled many parallel discussions to continue at the same time around different posters.

License
  Creative Commons BY 3.0 Unported license
  Babak Falsafi, Tim Harris, Dushyanth Narayanan, and David Patterson

Classification

  • Hardware
  • Operating Systems

Keywords

  • Rack-scale computing
  • Systems-on-Chip (SoC)
  • Interconnect networks
  • Operating systems
  • Language runtime systems

Buchausstellung

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