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Refereed Conference Publications

  • Xuechen Zhang, Jianqiang Ou, Kei Davis, and Song Jiang, "Orthrus: A Framework for Implementing Efficient Collective I/O in Multicore Clusters", International Supercomputing Conference(ISC '14), Leipzig, Germany, June 2014. (Accepted)
  • Jai Dayal, Drew Bratcher, Greg Eisenhauer, Karsten Schwan, Matthew Wolf, Xuechen Zhang, Hasan Abbasi, Scott Klasky and Norbert Podhorszki, "Flexpath: Type-Based Publish/Subscribe System for Large-scale Science Analytics", 14th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing(CCGRID '14), Chicago, IL, May 2014. (Acceptance Rate: 19%)
  • Jian Huang, Xuechen Zhang, Greg Eisenhauer, Karsten Schwan, Matthew Wolf, Stephane Ethier, and Scott Klasky, "Scibox: Online Sharing of Scientific Data via the Cloud", 27th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium(IPDPS '14), Phoenix, AZ, May 2014. (Acceptance Rate: 21%)
  • Dachuan Huang, Xuechen Zhang, Wei Shi, Mai Zheng, Song Jiang, and Feng Qin, "LiU:Hiding Disk Access Latency for HPC Applications with a New SSD-Enabled Data Layout", IEEE 21st International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems(MASCOTS'13), San Francisco, CA, August 2013. (Acceptance Rate: 27%)[pdf][ppt]
  • Xuechen Zhang, Ke Liu, Kei Davis, and Song Jiang, "iBridge: Improving Unaligned Parallel File Access with Solid-State Drives", 27th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium(IPDPS '13), Boston, MA, May 2013. (Acceptance Rate: 21%) [pdf][ppt]
  • Ke Liu, Xuechen Zhang, Kei Davis, and Song Jiang, "Synergistic Coupling of SSD and Hard Disk for QoS-aware Virtual Memory", 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software ( ISPASS'13), Austin, TX, April 2013. [pdf][ppt]
    Best Paper Candidate, 3 out 87 submissions.
  • Ajay Gulati, Ganesha Shanmuganathan, Xuechen Zhang, and Peter Varman, "Demand Based Hierarchical QoS Using Storage Resource Pools", 2012 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC '12), Boston, MA, June 2012. (Acceptance Rate: 17.8%) [pdf][ppt]
  • Xuechen Zhang, Kei Davis, and Song Jiang, "iTransformer: Using SSD to Improve Disk Scheduling for High-performance I/O ", 26th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium(IPDPS '12), Shanghai, China, May 2012. (Acceptance Rate: 21%) [pdf][ppt]
  • Xuechen Zhang, Kei Davis, and Song Jiang, "Opportunistic Data-driven Execution of Parallel Programs for Efficient I/O Services", 26th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium(IPDPS '12), Shanghai, China, May 2012. (Acceptance Rate: 21%) [pdf][ppt]
  • Xuechen Zhang, Kei Davis, and Song Jiang, "QoS Support for End Users of I/O-intensive Applications using Shared Storage Systems", ACM/IEEE International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis(SC '11), Seattle, WA, November 2011. (Acceptance Rate: 21%) [pdf][ppt]
  • Xuechen Zhang, Yuehai Xu, and Song Jiang, "YouChoose: A Performance Interface Enabling Convenient and Efficient QoS Support for Consolidated Storage Systems ", The 27th IEEE Symposium on Massive Storage Systems and Technologies(MSST '11), Denver, Colorado, May 2011.[pdf][ppt]
    Best Student Paper Award, 1 out of 63 submissions.
  • Xuechen Zhang, Kei Davis, and Song Jiang, "IOrchestrator: Improving the Performance of Multi-node I/O Systems via Inter-Server Coordination", ACM/IEEE International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis(SC '10),New Orleans, LA, November 2010. (Acceptance Rate: 20%) [pdf][ppt]
  • Xuechen Zhang and Song Jiang, "InterferenceRemoval: Removing Interference of Disk Access for MPI Programs through Data Replication", 24th ACM International Conference on Supercomputing(ICS '10), Tsukuba, Japan, June 2010. (Acceptance Rate: 17.8%) [pdf][ppt]
  • Lei Zhang, Guiquan Liu,Xuechen Zhang, and Song Jiang, "Storage Device Performance Prediction with SBCART(Selective Bagging Classification and Regression Tree) Models", 7th IFIP International Conference on Network and Parallel Computing(NPC '10), Zhengzhou, China, September 2010. (Acceptance Rate: 27%)[pdf]
  • Xuechen Zhang, Guiquan Liu, and Song Jiang, "Improve Throughput of Storage Cluster Interconnected with a TCP/IP Network Using Intelligent Server Grouping", 7th IFIP International Conference on Network and Parallel Computing(NPC '10), Zhengzhou, China, September 2010.[pdf][ppt]
    Best Paper Finalist, 4 out of 89 submissions.
  • Xuechen Zhang, Kei Davis, and Song Jiang, "Making Resonance a Common Case: A High-performance Implementation of Collective I/O on Parallel File Systems ", 23rd IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium(IPDPS '09), Rome, Italy, May 2009. (Acceptance Rate: 21%) [pdf][ppt]

Refereed Journal Publications

  • Kei Davis, Song Jiang, Xuechen Zhang, and Ke Liu, "Making Memory Swapping Practicable: Synergistic Coupling of SSD and Hard Disk for QoS-Aware Virtual Memory", ADTSC Science Highlights, Los Alamos, May 2013. LA-UR 12-20839.[pdf]
  • Kei Davis, Xuechen Zhang, Ke Liu, and Song Jiang, "Bridge: Improving Unaligned Parallel File Access with Solid-State Drives", ADTSC Science Highlights, Los Alamos, May 2013. LA-UR 12-20839.[pdf]
  • Kei Davis, Song Jiang, Xuechen Zhang, "iTransformer:Using SSD to Improve Disk Scheduling for High-performance I/O", ADTSC Science Highlights, Los Alamos, May 2012. LA-UR 12-20429.[pdf]
  • Kei Davis, Song Jiang, Xuechen Zhang, "Opportunistic Data-driven Execution of Parallel Programs for Efficient I/O Services", ADTSC Science Highlights, Los Alamos, May 2012. LA-UR 12-20429.[pdf]
  • Xuechen Zhang, Yuehai Xu, and Song Jiang, "YouChoose: Choosing your Storage Device as a Performance Interface to Consolidated I/O Service", ACM Transactions on Storage, vol. 7, no. 3, article 8, October 2011.[pdf]
  • Song Jiang, Xuechen Zhang, Shuang Liang, and Kei Davis, "Improving Networked File System Performance Using a Locality-Aware Cooperative Cache Protocol", IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 59, no. 11, November 2010.[pdf]

Posters and Short Papers

  • Jian Huang, Xuechen Zhang, Greg Eisenhauer, Karsten Schwan, Matthew Wolf, Stephane Ethier, and Scott Klasky, "Scibox: Online Sharing of Scientific Data via the Cloud", ACM/IEEE International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis(SC '13), Denver, Colorado, November 2013.
  • Xuechen Zhang, Jianqiang Ou, Kei Davis, and Song Jiang, "Orthrus: A Framework for Implementing High-performance Collective I/O in the Multicore Clusters", The 22nd International ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing(HPDC '13), New York, June 2013.[pdf]
    (Acceptance ratio: 26%, 20 full papers and 14 short papers were accepted out of 131 submissions)
  • Xuechen Zhang, Kei Davis, and Song Jiang, "QoS Support for End Users of I/O-intensive Applications using Shared Storage Systems", 2011.[pdf]
  • Xuechen Zhang, Ajay Gulati, and Ganesha Shanmuganathan, "Storage Resource Pools with IO Reservation", 2011.

Ph.D. Dissertation

  • "Rethinking the Design and Implementation of the I/O Software Stack for High-performance Computing", Wayne State University, 2012.[pdf]