We proudly announce the Alpine Linux Persistence and Storage Summit (ALPSS) 2017!

The goal of this conference is to discuss the hot topics in Linux storage and file systems, such as persistent memory, NVMe, multi-pathing, raw or open channel flash and I/O scheduling in a cool and relaxed setting with spectacular views in the Austrian alps.

We plan to have a small selection of short and to the point talks, and lots of room for discussion in small groups, as well as ample downtime to enjoy the surrounding.

We will be meeting around 2pm on wednesday at the Innsbruck main station and then board the transport which will bring us to the start of our hike up to the lodge.

Thursday and Friday will be conferencing days. On Saturday morning we plan to descend and be in Innsbruck mid-day.

Any flight arriving at Innsbruck Airport before 1pm and any train arriving in Innsbruck Central Station before 2pm on Wednesday should be good to meet our normal schedule. On the way back any train leaving after 1:30pm or flight leaving after 2:30pm from Innsbruck Airport will be perfectly fine. If you can't make this schedule please contact the organizers and we will try to accomodate you.

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Schedule for Wed 27.9.2017

Time Topic
14:00 - 15:00 Meet at Innsbruck Central Station, transfer to base
15:00 - 17:30 Hike to the lodge
17:30 - 18:00 Check-in
18:00 - 19:00 Welcome from the PC, Introduction
19:00 - 22:00 Dinner, Drinks and Socializing

Schedule for Thu 28.9.2017

Time Topic Speaker
07:00 - 08:30Breakfast
08:30 - 09:00Introduction to Open Channel SSDsMatias Bjørling
09:00 - 09:30Blk-mq and zoned devicesDamien Le Moal
09:30 - 10:00Break
10:00 - 10:30State of the MTD subsystemRichard Weinberger
10:30 - 11:00Adding UBIFS Encryption with fscryptDavid Gstir
11:00 - 11:30NVMe vs UFS on embedded systemsBean Huo
11:30 - 12:00Tea Break
12:00 - 12:30The Kyber I/O scheduler for blk-mqOmar Sandoval
12:30 - 13:00I/O priorities and SchedulingAdam Manzanares
13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 19:00BOFs and hallway track (or hiking on your own)
19:00 - 22:00Dinner, Drinks and Socializing

Schedule for Fri 29.9.2017

Time Topic Speaker
07:00 - 08:30Breakfast
08:30 - 09:00Introduction to RDMA storageSagi Grimberg
09:00 - 09:30Using NVMe for distributed file accessChristopher Lameter
09:30 - 10:00Break
10:00 - 10:30T10 PI offloadMax Gurtovoy
10:30 - 11:00NVMe MultipathChristoph Hellwig
11:00 - 11:30Debugging device-mapper with crashLuis R. Rodriguez
11:30 - 12:00Tea Break
12:00 - 12:30Persistent memory – block or byte accessDamien Le Moal
12:30 - 13:00NVMeoF extensions for persistent memoryIdan Burstein
13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 19:00BOFs and hallway track (or hiking on your own)
19:00 - 22:00Dinner, Drinks and Socializing

Schedule for Sat 30.9.2017

Time Topic
07:00 - 09:00Breakfast
09:00 - 11:00Hike to the base
11:00 - 12:00Transfer to Innsbruck Central Station


Attendance is free except for the accommodation and food at the lodge, but the number of seats is strictly limited. If you are interested in attending please reserve a seat by mailing us your favorite topic(s).

If you are interested in giving a short and crisp talk please also send an abstract.
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Innsbruck itself is well connected to the train networks of Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. It also has a small international airport and is easily reachable from the major hub airports at Munich, Vienna and Zurich.

The Lizumerhütte is an Alpine Society lodge in a high alpine environment. A hike of approximately 2 hours is required to the lodge, and no other accommodations are available within walking distance.

You can register your accommodation using the ALPSS2017 registration code here. Please select the "Half-board" option that includes breakfast and dinner.

Note that the lodge usually requires an EUR10 deposit by bank transfer to secure your reservation. If you can't easily transfer money to a EU bank account please contact the organizers