SC20 Proceedings

The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis

Exotic Storage and Data Technology: 2006 to 2020 and Beyond

Moderator: Brent Draney (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC))

Panelists: William Kramer (University of Illinois, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)), Mark Kryder (Carnegie Mellon University), Garth Gibson (Vector Institute), Rob Ross (Argonne National Laboratory (ANL))

Abstract: SC06 introduced Exotic Technologies ( to SC. The exotic storage panel predicted storage architectures for 2020. Panelists posed one set of technology to define complete storage systems and their performance. The audience voted for the panelist with the most compelling case and awarded a bottle of wine to the highest vote recipient. The SC20 panel closes the loop for the predictions; what actually happened, lessons for the future and what will be technologies in the future. It will project technology changes for the 2025, 2030 and 2035 increments, possibly for assessment panels in those years. In this SC20 panel, we will open the SC06 time capsule that has been buried under the raised floor in the NERSC Oakland Computer Facility, and take another vote from the audience for the prediction closest to where we are today. The panelist with the highest vote tally will win the good, aged wine.


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