hardware developments and application trends are challenging the
long-standing datacenter architecture where a server is the unit of
deployment, operation, and failure.  With the current server-centric
datacenter architecture, it is fundamentally difficult to fully utilize,
add, remove, or reorganize hardware components. A promising solution to
these issues is to physically or virtually disaggregate hardware
resources. Physical resource disaggregation breaks a computer server
into independent, network-attached hardware devices. Virtual resource
disaggregation maintains existing server model and uses resources on
remote machines virtually.

The 1st Workshop
on Resource Disaggregation (WORD’19) will bring together researchers
and practitioners in hardware, software, networking, programming
language, and application domains to engage in a lively discussion on a
wide range of topics in the broad definition of resource disaggregation,
including both physical and virtual resource disaggregation. We solicit
both position papers that explore new challenges and design spaces and
short papers that include completed or early-stage work.


Workshop Topics


– Hardware design for resource disaggregation

– Network for resource disaggregation

– Disaggregated and remote memory

– Disaggregated and remote storage

– Simulation and measurement of disaggregated cluster

– Resource management of disaggregated cluster

– Deployment of disaggregated cluster

– Application and programming models for resource disaggregation

– Virtualization of disaggregated hardware


Workshop Organizers


Program Co-Chairs:

Yiying Zhang, Purdue University

Christina Delimitrou, Cornell University

Hakim Weatherspoon, Cornell University


Program Committee:



Important Dates


Paper submissions due: Feb 27, 2019

Notification: March 17, 2019

Final paper due: April 5, 2019

Workshop date: April 13, 2019




must be no longer than 4 pages including figures and tables, plus as
many pages as needed for references. Text should be formatted in two
columns on 8.5 x 11-inch paper using 10-point Times-Roman font on
12-point (single-spaced) leading, 1-inch margins, and a 0.25-inch gutter
(separation between the columns). The title, author names,
affiliations, and an abstract should appear on the first page. Pages
should be numbered. Figures and tables should not require magnification
for viewing; they may contain color, but should be legible when printed
or displayed in black and white. Submissions not meeting these criteria
will be rejected without review, and no deadline extensions will be
granted for reformatting. Papers should be submitted as PDF files via
the web submission form.




Please contact the co-chairs (yiying@purdue.edu, delimitrou@cornell.eduhweather@cs.cornell.edu) if you have any questions.



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