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Anthony Kougkas, H. Devarajan, Jay Lofstead, and Xian-He Sun.
LABIOS: A Distributed Label-Based I/O System (BEST PAPER AWARD)

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In Proceedings of the ACM 28th International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC'19) 

Anthony Kougkas, Hariharan Devarajan, Xian-He Sun, and Jay Lofstead.
Harmonia: An Interference-Aware Dynamic I/O Scheduler for Shared Non-Volatile Burst Buffers 

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In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing 2018

Anthony Kougkas, Hariharan Devarajan, and Xian-He Sun.
Hermes: A Heterogeneous-Aware Multi-Tiered Distributed I/O Buffering System

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In Proceedings of the ACM 27th International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC'18)

Anthony Kougkas, Hariharan Devarajan, and Xian-He Sun.
IRIS: I/O Redirection via Integrated Storage

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In Proceedings of the 32nd ACM International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS'18)

Anthony Kougkas, Matthieu Dorier, Rob Latham, Rob Ross, and Xian-He Sun.
Leveraging Burst Buffer Coordination to Prevent I/O Interference

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In Proceedings of the IEEE 12th International Conference on eScience 2016

Publication List by Year


2020

  1. A. Kougkas, H. Devarajan, and X-H Sun. "Bridging Storage Semantics Using Data Labels and Asynchronous I/O." ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS) 16, no. 4 (2020): 1-34.
  2. A. Kougkas, H. Devarajan, K. Bateman, J. Cernuda, N. Rajesh, and X-H Sun. "ChronoLog: A Distributed Shared Tiered Log Store with Time-based Data Ordering", Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Massive Storage Systems and Technology (MSST) 2020
  3. H. Devarajan, A. Kougkas, K. Bateman and X-H Sun. "HCL: Distributing Parallel Data Structures in Extreme Scales." In 2020 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (CLUSTER), pp. 248-258. IEEE Computer Society, 2020.
  4. H. Devarajan, A. Kougkas, L. Logan and X-H Sun. "HCompress: Hierarchical Data Compression for Multi-Tiered Storage Environments," IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS'20), 2020
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  5. H. Devarajan, A. Kougkas, and X-H Sun. "HFetch: Hierarchical Data Prefetching for Scientific Workflows in Multi-Tiered Storage Environments," IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS'20), 2020
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  6. A. Kougkas, H. Devarajan, X.-H. Sun, "I/O Acceleration via Multi-Tiered Data Buffering and Prefetching", Journal of Computer Science and Technology, 35(1): 92–120 (DOI 10.1007/s11390-020-9781-1), January 2020
    [PDF] [Bibtex]

2019

  1. K. Feng, H. Devarajan, A. Kougkas, and X.-H. Sun. "NIOBE: An Intelligent I/O Bridging Engine for Complex and Distributed Workflows,” IEEE International Conference on Big Data, 2019
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  2. A. Kougkas, H. Devarajan, J. Lofstead, and X-H Sun. "LABIOS: A Distributed Label-Based I/O System", In Proceedings of the ACM 28th International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC'19) Best Paper Award
    [PDF] [Slides] [Bibtex]
  3. H. Devarajan, A. Kougkas, and X-H Sun. "An Intelligent, Adaptive, and Flexible Data Compression Framework", In Proceedings of the IEEE/ACM International Symposium in Cluster, Cloud, and Grid Computing (CCGrid'19)
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2018

  1. H. Devarajan, A. Kougkas, P. Challa, and X-H Sun. "Vidya: Performing Code-Block I/O Characterization for Data Access Optimization", In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing, Data, and Analytics 2018 (HiPC'18)
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  2. A. Kougkas, H. Devarajan, X-H Sun, and J. Lofstead. "Harmonia: An Interference-Aware Dynamic I/O Scheduler for Shared Non-Volatile Burst Buffers", In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing 2018 (Cluster'18)
    [PDF] [Slides] [Bibtex]
  3. A. Kougkas, H. Devarajan, and X-H Sun. "Hermes: A Heterogeneous-Aware Multi-Tiered Distributed I/O Buffering System", In Proceedings of the ACM 27th International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC'18)
    [PDF] [Slides] [Bibtex]
  4. A. Kougkas, H. Devarajan, and X-H Sun. "IRIS: I/O Redirection via Integrated Storage", In Proceedings of the 32nd ACM International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS'18)
    [PDF] [Slides] [Bibtex]

2017

  1. A. Kougkas, H. Devarajan, and X-H Sun. "Enosis: Bridging the Semantic Gap between File-based and Object-based Data Models", In Proceedings of the ACM SIGHPC Datacloud'17, 8th International Workshop on Data-Intensive Computing in the Clouds in conjunction with SC'17.
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  2. A. Kougkas, H. Devarajan, and X-H Sun. "Syndesis: Mapping Objects to Files for a Unified Data Access System", In Proceedings of the ACM SIGHPC MTAGS'17, 10th International Workshop on Many-Task Computing on Clouds, Grids, and Supercomputers, in conjunction with SC'17.
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  3. H. Devarajan, A. Kougkas, H-B Chen, and X-H Sun. "Open Ethernet Drive: Evolution of Energy-Efficient Storage Technology", In Proceedings of the ACM SIGHPC Datacloud'17, 8th International Workshop on Data-Intensive Computing in the Clouds in conjunction with SC'17.
    [PDF] [Bibtex]
  4. A. Kougkas, H. Eslami, X-H Sun, R. Thakur, W. Gropp. "Rethinking key–value store for parallel I/O optimization", The International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications by SAGE Publications, 2017. vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 335-356
    [PDF]  [Bibtex]

2016

  1. A. Kougkas, M. Dorier, R. Latham, R. Ross, and X-H Sun. "Leveraging Burst Buffer Coordination to Prevent I/O Interference", In Proceedings of the IEEE 12th International Conference on eScience 2016.
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  2. A. Kougkas, A. Fleck, and X-H Sun. "Towards energy efficient data management in HPC: the open ethernet drive approach.", In Proceedings of the IEEE PDSW-DISCS '16 1st Joint International Workshop on Parallel Data Storage & Data Intensive Scalable Computing Systems at SC'16.
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2015

  1. H. Eslami, A. Kougkas, M. Kotsifakou, T. Kasampalis, K. Feng, Y. Lu, W. Gropp, X-H Sun, Y. Chen, R. Thakur. "Efficient disk-to-disk sorting: a case study in the decoupled execution paradigm.", In Proceedings of the IEEE DISCS'15 International Workshop on Data-Intensive Scalable Computing Systems at SC'15.
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  2. S. He, X-H Sun, Y. Wang, A. Kougkas, A. Haider. "A Heterogeneity-Aware Region-Level Data Layout for Hybrid Parallel File Systems.", In Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP-2015).
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2014

  1. Y. Yin, A. Kougkas, K. Feng, H. Eslami, Y. Lu, X-H Sun, R. Thakur, W. Gropp. "Rethinking key-value store for parallel i/o optimization.", In Proceedings of the IEEE DISCS'14 International Workshop on Data-Intensive Scalable Computing Systems at SC'14.
    [PDF] [Bibtex]

Publication List by Type


Conferences

  1. H. Devarajan, A. Kougkas, K. Bateman and X-H Sun. "HCL: Distributing Parallel Data Structures in Extreme Scales." In 2020 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (CLUSTER), pp. 248-258. IEEE Computer Society, 2020.
  2. A. Kougkas, H. Devarajan, K. Bateman, J. Cernuda, N. Rajesh, and X-H Sun. "ChronoLog: A Distributed Shared Tiered Log Store with Time-based Data Ordering", Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Massive Storage Systems and Technology (MSST) 2020
  3. H. Devarajan, A. Kougkas, L. Logan and X-H Sun. "HCompress: Hierarchical Data Compression for Multi-Tiered Storage Environments," IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS'20), 2020
  4. H. Devarajan, A. Kougkas, and X-H Sun. "HFetch: Hierarchical Data Prefetching for Scientific Workflows in Multi-Tiered Storage Environments," IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS'20), 2020
  5. K. Feng, H. Devarajan, A. Kougkas, and X.-H. Sun. "NIOBE: An Intelligent I/O Bridging Engine for Complex and Distributed Workflows,” IEEE International Conference on Big Data, 2019
  6. Anthony Kougkas, Hariharan Devarajan, Jay Lofstead, and Xian-He Sun. "LABIOS: A Distributed Label-Based I/O System" (Slides), In Proceedings of the ACM 28th International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC'19) Best Paper Award
  7. Hariharan Devarajan, Anthony Kougkas, and Xian-He Sun. "An Intelligent, Adaptive, and Flexible Data Compression Framework", In Proceedings of the IEEE/ACM International Symposium in Cluster, Cloud, and Grid Computing (CCGrid'19)
  8. Hariharan Devarajan, Anthony Kougkas, Prajwal Challa, and Xian-He Sun. "Vidya: Performing Code-Block I/O Characterization for Data Access Optimization", In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing, Data, and Analytics 2018 (HiPC'18)
  9. Anthony Kougkas, Hariharan Devarajan, Xian-He Sun, and Jay Lofstead. "Harmonia: An Interference-Aware Dynamic I/O Scheduler for Shared Non-Volatile Burst Buffers" (Slides), In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing 2018 (Cluster'18)
  10. Anthony Kougkas, Hariharan Devarajan, and Xian-He Sun. "Hermes: A Heterogeneous-Aware Multi-Tiered Distributed I/O Buffering System" (Slides), In Proceedings of the ACM 27th International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC'18)
  11. Anthony Kougkas, Hariharan Devarajan, and Xian-He Sun. "IRIS: I/O Redirection via Integrated Storage" (Slides), In Proceedings of the 32nd ACM International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS'18)
  12. Anthony Kougkas, Matthieu Dorier, Rob Latham, Rob Ross, and Xian-He Sun. "Leveraging Burst Buffer Coordination to Prevent I/O Interference." (Slides), In Proceedings of the IEEE 12th International Conference on eScience 2016.
  13. Shuibing He, Xian-He Sun, Yang Wang, Anthony Kougkas, Adnan Haider. "A Heterogeneity-Aware Region-Level Data Layout for Hybrid Parallel File Systems.", In Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP-2015).

Journals

  1. A. Kougkas, H. Devarajan, and X-H Sun. "Bridging Storage Semantics Using Data Labels and Asynchronous I/O." ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS) 16, no. 4 (2020): 1-34.
  2. A. Kougkas, H. Devarajan, X.-H. Sun, "I/O Acceleration via Multi-Tiered Data Buffering and Prefetching", Journal of Computer Science and Technology, 35(1): 92–120 (DOI 10.1007/s11390-020-9781-1), January 2020
  3. A. Kougkas, H. Eslami, X-H Sun, R. Thakur, W. Gropp. "Rethinking key–value store for parallel I/O optimization.", The International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications by SAGE Publications, 2017. vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 335-356

Workshops

  1. Anthony Kougkas, Hariharan Devarajan, and Xian-He Sun. "Enosis: Bridging the Semantic Gap between File-based and Object-based Data Models", In Proceedings of the ACM SIGHPC Datacloud'17, 8th International Workshop on Data-Intensive Computing in the Clouds in conjunction with SC'17.
  2. Anthony Kougkas, Hariharan Devarajan, and Xian-He Sun. "Syndesis: Mapping Objects to Files for a Unified Data Access System", In Proceedings of the ACM SIGHPC MTAGS'17, 10th International Workshop on Many-Task Computing on Clouds, Grids, and Supercomputers, in conjunction with SC'17.
  3. Hariharan Devarajan, Anthony Kougkas, Hsing-Bung Chen, and Xian-He Sun. "Open Ethernet Drive: Evolution of Energy-Efficient Storage Technology", In Proceedings of the ACM SIGHPC Datacloud'17, 8th International Workshop on Data-Intensive Computing in the Clouds in conjunction with SC'17.
  4. Anthony Kougkas, Anthony Fleck, and Xian-He Sun. "Towards energy efficient data management in HPC: the open ethernet drive approach.", In Proceedings of the IEEE PDSW-DISCS '16 1st Joint International Workshop on Parallel Data Storage & Data Intensive Scalable Computing Systems at SC'16.
  5. Hassan Eslami, Anthony Kougkas, Maria Kotsifakou, Theodoros Kasampalis, Kun Feng, Yin Lu, William Gropp, Xian-He Sun, Yong Chen, Rajeev Thakur. "Efficient disk-to-disk sorting: a case study in the decoupled execution paradigm.", In Proceedings of the IEEE DISCS'15 International Workshop on Data-Intensive Scalable Computing Systems at SC'15.
  6. Yanlong Yin, Anthony Kougkas, Kun Feng, Hassan Eslami, Yin Lu, Xian-He Sun, Rajeev Thakur, William Gropp. "Rethinking key-value store for parallel i/o optimization.", In Proceedings of the IEEE DISCS'14 International Workshop on Data-Intensive Scalable Computing Systems at SC'14.
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