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International Workshop on Operating System Technologies
for Large Scale NVRAM

October 20 - 21, 2008, Jeju island, Korea

SSD and Beyond...

SSD and Beyond...

These days, we are experiencing rapid advancement of Solid State Disk technology. It is also envisioned that the byte-addressable NVRAM device will reach the scale of storage within the next few years. Large scale byte-addressable NVRAM holds the physical characteristics of Main Memory as well as Storage. From Software system's point of view, the advancement of this device calls for complete overhauling of legacy Operating System architecture which has been designed based upon the notion of system hierarchy: CPU, Main Memory and Storage. Various components in Operating System, e.g. Buffer Cache, Virtual Memory, Memory Management, Process Management and etc. need to be redesigned to properly exploit the physical characteristics of large scale byte-addressable NVRAM device. I/O intensive workload can become CPU intensive workload with large scale NVRAM. It is currently not clear how large scale NVRAM devices are fused into existing computing system. It may replace storage device, memory device or can constitute its own layer between Main Memory and Storage Device. This workshop will invite leading experts from academia as well as industry related with NVRAM. Areas of interest include:

  • Large scale NVRAM
  • Flash storage
  • Storage class memory
  • NVRAM device technology
  • System software for NVRAM

The primary goal of this workshop is to provide a forum where the experts in this area can put forth their vision, share views, exchange ideas and have intensive discussions on the technical challenges we may face in the next several years.


This workshop is primarily sponsored by National Research Lab. Grant(No. R0A-2007-000-20114-0) from Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF).