We proudly announce the Alpine Linux Persistence and Storage Summit (ALPSS) 2018!

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 Tuesday at the Innsbruck main station and then board the transport which will bring us to the start of our hike up to the lodge.

Wednesday and Thursday will be conferencing days. On Friday 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 Tuesday 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 Tue 11.09.2018

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 Wed 12.09.2018

Time Topic Speaker
07:00 - 08:30Breakfast
08:30 - 09:00Zoned Namespaces for NVMeMatias Bjørling and Christoph Hellwig
09:00 - 09:30Blk-mq and zoned devicesBart van Assche and Damien Le Moal
09:30 - 10:00Break
10:00 - 10:30Copy OffloadBart van Assche
10:30 - 11:00PCI 2P2 and computational storageStephen Bates
11:00 - 11:30Exciting new stuff in RDMAIdan Burstein
11:30 - 12:00Tea Break
12:00 - 12:30SPI-attached Flash MemoryBoris Brezillon and Miquel Raynal
12:30 - 13:00Advanced power-cut testing the MTD stackRichard Weinberger
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 Thu 13.09.2018

Time Topic Speaker
07:00 - 08:30Breakfast
08:30 - 09:00Qemu as a Memory emulation platformDamien Le Moal
09:00 - 09:30UMAPAdam Manzanares
09:30 - 10:00Break
10:00 - 10:30Inode namespacing – COW inodesJeff Mahoney
10:30 - 11:00Adding filesystem authentication to UBIFSDavid Gstir
11:00 - 11:30Reverse Engineering APFS (Apple File System)Johannes Thumshirn
11:30 - 12:00Tea Break
12:00 - 13:00Blk-mq: timeout handling, power management, etcBart van Assche
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 14.09.2018

Time Topic
07:00 - 08:00Breakfast and checkout
08:00 - 10:00Hike to the base
10:00 - 11:00Transfer 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 ALPSS2018 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