The IO500 and the Virtual Institute of I/O

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

Link to the official 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 IO500 benchmark. The speakers will briefly introduce the international Virtual Institute for I/O (VI4IO) and focus on the status of the IO500 development and the usage of the benchmark. A highlight is the presentation of the first IO500 list. The direction of VI4IO and the standardization of the IO500 is then discussed with the participants.


We have a series of interactive talks and discussions.

  • 17:15 InstrocutionJay Lofstead (Slides)
  • 17:20 IO500John Bent (Slides)
    • Status
    • Announcement of the first list
    • Short discussion
  • 17:45 VI4IOJulian Kunkel (Slides)
    • Introduction
    • News to the comprehensive data center list
    • Roadmap
    • Short discussion
  • 18:10 Experience using the IO500George Markomanolis (Slides)
  • 18:20 Moderated discussionJay, Julian, John
  • 19:00 Farewell