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Welcome to DCPerf 2014

The 4th international workshop on Data Center Performance

Data centers have become an integral part of the backbone infrastructure for information technology. In particular, they provide a cost-efficient solution for provisioning a wide range of computing resources in diverse environments such as business, scientific, and mobile. Owing to the rapid growth of user-defined and user-generated programs, applications and content, the complexity of deploying and operating data centers continues to increase. Considering the high volume of mixed workloads, the diversity of services offered, and the increasing mobility of users across geographically distributed areas, the performance optimization of data centers has become ever more necessary and challenging, especially in view of criteria such as scalability, reliability, manageability, power efficiency, area density, and operating costs.

The goal of this workshop is to promote a community-wide discussion to find and identify suitable strategies to enable effective and scalable data center performance optimizations. We are looking for papers that present new techniques, introduce new methodologies, propose new research directions, or discuss strategies for resolving open performance problems of data centers.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to)
   

System performance
· Hardware & software architecture
· Resource management & middleware
· Evaluation / Modeling methodologies
· Empirical studies

Communications performance
· Intra / Inter-DC communication
· Open-flow based networks
· DC network architecture & protocols

   
Storage and I/O performance
· Storage architecture
· I/O scalability and performance
DC power and thermal issues
· Power and thermal modeling
· Power-constrained performance
   
Security and robustness
· Performance of security solutions
· Intrusion & misconfiguration monitoring
· Variability and reliability modeling

Virtualization and cloud computing
· Hypervisors & HW virtualization support
· Virtualized networking and storage
· Outsourcing issues
· Cloud scalability and management
   
Performance of DC applications
· Cloud computing
· Content distribution
· Hadoop applications
· Real-time analytics

 
 
 
Link to ICDCS 2014 PDF