36th International Conference
on Massive Storage Systems
and Technology (MSST 2020)
October 29-30, 2020

Sponsored by Santa Clara University,
School of Engineering


Since the conference was founded, in 1974, by the leading national laboratories, MSST has been a venue for massive-scale storage system designers and implementers, storage architects, researchers, and vendors to share best practices and discuss building and securing the world's largest storage systems for high-performance computing, web-scale systems, and enterprises.




Hosted at

Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA




2020 Conference


We postponed MSST 2020 from May until October but, with the continuing pandemic issues, we have reluctantly canceled the in-person conference this year. We are planning a virtual, on-line Research Track October 29-30. Authors should note the submission instructions below.

Watch this space for updates, and please stay safe and healthy!



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The beautiful Santa Clara University campus that we won't see this year!



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Research Track, Thursday and Friday, October 29-30

Authors of accepted papers should submit camera-ready copies of their manuscripts via email (as PDF attachments) to   2020cameracopy@msstconference.org   with subject line "MSST 2020 Final Paper". Include the title, complete author list, and abstract in the email body. If you need to update papers later, you may resend them.

Authors should also prepare 20-minute, pre-recorded presentations of their papers, and plan for a 10-minute live Q&A period during the virtual sessions.

—Accepted Papers —


Analytical models for performance and energy consumption evaluation of storage devices
Eric Borba, Eduardo Tavares, Paulo Maciel and Carlos Araujo.
A Performance Study of Optane Persistent Memory: From Indexing Data Structures' Perspective
Abdullah Al Raqibul Islam, Dong Dai, Anirudh Narayanan and Christopher York.
Artifice: Data in Disguise
Austen Barker, Yash Gupta, Sabrina Au, Eugene Chou, Ethan L. Miller and Darrell D. E. Long.
BitFlip: A Bit-Flipping Scheme for Reducing Read Latency and Improving Reliability of Flash Memory
Suzhen Wu, Sijie Lan, Jindong Zhou, Hong Jiang and Zhirong Shen.
Census: Counting Interleaved Workloads on Shared Storage
Si Chen, Jianqiao Liu and Avani Wildani.
ChronoLog: A Distributed Shared Tiered Log Store with Time-based Data Ordering
Anthony Kougkas, Hariharan Devarajan, Keith Bateman, Jaime Cernuda, Neeraj Rajesh and Xian-He Sun.
Comparing Tape and Cloud Storage for Long-Term Data Preservation
Matt Starr, Matt Ninesling, Eric Polet and Mariana Menge.
Dsync: a Lightweight Delta Synchronization Approach for Cloud Storage Services
Lingfeng Xiang, Yuan He, Wen Xia, Hong Jiang, Zhenhua Li, Xuan Wang and Xiangyu Zou.
ExtraCC: Improving Performance of Secure NVM with Extra Counters and ECC
Zhengguo Chen, Youtao Zhang, and Nong Xiao.
Geomancy: Automated Performance Enhancement
Oceane Bel, Kenneth Chang, Nathan R. Tallent, Dirk Duellmann, Ethan L. Miller, Faisal Nawab, and Darrell D. E. Long.
HMEH: write-optimal extendible hashing for hybrid DRAM-NVM memory
Xiaomin Zou, Fang Wang, Dan Feng, Chaojie Liu, Fan Li and Jianxi Chen.
LightKV: A Cross Media Key Value Store with Persistent Memory to Cut Long Tail Latency
Shukai Han, Dejun Jiang and Jin Xiong.
Maximizing Bandwidth Management FTL Based on Read and Write Asymmetry of Flash Memory
Bihan Li, Wei Tong, Jingning Liu, Dan Feng, Yazhi Feng, Junqing Qin, Peihao Li and Bo Liu.
Measuring the Cost of Reliability in Archival Systems
James Byron, Ethan L. Miller and Darrell D. E. Long.
NovKV: Efficient Garbage Collection for Key-Value Separated LSM-Stores
Chen Shen, Youyou Lu, Fei Li, Weidong Liu and Jiwu Shu.
NUMA-Aware Thread Migration for High Performance NVMM File Systems
Ying Wang, Dejun Jiang and Jin Xiong.
OSwrite: Improving the lifetime of MLC STT-RAM with One-Step write
Wei Zhao, Wei Tong, Dan Feng, Jingning Liu, Jie Xu, Xueliang Wei, Bing Wu, Chengning Wang, Weilin Zhu and Bo Liu.
PAPA: Partial Page-aware Page Allocation in TLC Flash SSD for Performance Enhancement
Imran Fareed, Mincheol Kang, Wonyoung Lee and Soontae Kim.
PreMatch: An Adaptive Cost-Effective Energy Scheduling System for Data Centers
Daping Li, Jiguang Wan, Duo Wen, Chao Zhang, Nannan Zhao, Fei Wu and Changsheng Xie.
Revisiting Virtual File System for Metadata Optimized Non-Volatile Main Memory File System
Ying Wang, Dejun Jiang and Jin Xiong.
Space-Oblivious Compression and Wear Leveling for Non-Volatile Memories
Haikun Liu, Yuanyuan Ye, Xiaofei Liao, Hai Jin, Yu Zhang, Wenbin Jiang and Bingsheng He.
Speeding up Analysis of Archived Sensor Data with Columnar Layout for Tape
Ken Iizawa, Seiji Motoe, Yuji Yazawa and Masahisa Tamura.
Towards Application-level I/O Proportionality with a Weight-aware Page Cache Management
Jonggyu Park, Kwonje Oh and Young Ik Eom.
WATSON: A Workflow-based Data Storage Optimizer for Analytics
Jia Zou, Ming Zhao, Juwei Shi and Chen Wang.


2020 Organizers
Conference Co-Chairs     John Bent (Seagate), Gary Grider (LANL)
Tutorial Chair     Sean Roberts (Open Mobility Foundation)
Invited Track Program Co-Chairs     Garrett Ransom (LANL), Jason Feist (Seagate), John Bent (Seagate)
Research Track Chair     James Hughes (UCSC)
Research Track Program Co-Chairs     Prof. Darrell Long (UCSC), Michal Simon (CERN)
Santa Clara University Representative     Dr. Ahmed Amer (SCU)
Local Arrangements Chair     Prof. Yuhong Liu (SCU)
Registration Chair     Prof. Behnam Dezfouli (SCU)


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