May 20-24, 2019

Santa Clara, CA

MSST 2019

35th international conference on Massive Storage Systems
and Technology (MSST)

Technically co-sponsored by

May 20-24, 2019

Santa Clara, CA


About MSST

A venue for massive-scale storage system designers and implementers, storage architects, researchers, and vendors to share best practices and discuss building and securing the world's largest storage systems for high-performance computing, web-scale systems, and enterprises.

Extreme scale storage

Discuss. Learn. Network.

Keynote Speakers


Tuesday Keynote

Margo Seltzer

More than Storage

The incredible growth and success that our field has experienced over the past half a century has has the side effect of transforming systems into a constellation of siloed fields; storage is one of them. I'm going to make the case that we should return to a road interpretation of systems, undertaking bolder, higher risk projects, and be intentional about how we interact with other fields. I'll support the case with examples or several research projects that embody this approach.


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Mark Kryder

Storage talk

Mark Kryder, award-winning researcher, distinguished lecturer, and Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, will present Wednesday’s keynote on A Perspective on the Past and Future of Magnetic Hard Drives. Mark is responsible for having started work on perpendicular recording, full disk encryption, and Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) while Senior Vice President, Research and CTO at Seagate. Kryder’s Law, which observed that the pace of magnetic disk areal storage density increased much faster than the two-year doubling time of semiconductor chip density posited by Moore’s Law, is named after him.

Monday Keynote


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The Venue

500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053

MSST 2019 will be held on the beautiful campus of Santa Clara University, in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Parking: Daily and multi-day permits are available for purchase at the main gate at 500 El Camino Real ($8/day, where the attendant will direct you to the Locatelli Center/Leavey Center parking lot), or daily permits may be purchased for $5 at an unmanned kiosk in the parking lot. (map)         

Driving Directions (to the campus) 

Walking Directions (on campus)

Hotels near the campus
(To reduce your attendance fees, there is no "conference hotel", so you can choose where to stay.)


MSST 2019, will focus on distributed storage system technologies, including persistent memory, new memory technologies, long-term data retention (tape, optical disks...), solid state storage (flash, MRAM, RRAM...), software-defined storage, OS- and file-system technologies, cloud storage, big data, and data centers (private and public). The conference will focus on current challenges and future trends in storage technologies. 


May 20-24, 2019

May 20


May 21

Keynote and talks

May 22

Keynote and talks

May 23

Research Track

May 24

Research Track



World Renowned



Registration Fees

Student, individual rate 



Invited Track


Research Track


New this year, MSST is offering a 'full rate' registration option. This rate is intended for supported and senior level professionals. Choosing this rate will help us grow the conference and support more sponsored social activities.



Invited Track


Research Track


Our Sponsors



2019 Organizers 


Conference Co-Chairs

Dr. Ahmed Amer,  Dr. Sam Coleman

Invited Track Program Co-Chairs

Dr. Glenn K. Lockwood,  Dr. Michal Simon

Research Track Program Co-Chairs
James Hughes,  Thomas Schwarz


Communications Chair

Meghan Wingate McClelland


Local Arrangements Chair

Prof. Yuhong Liu


Registration Chair

Prof. Behnam Dezfouli

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May 20-24, 2019


Paul L. Locatelli, S.J. Student Activities Center

500 El Camino Real

Santa Clara, CA 95053


MSST 2019

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35th International Conference
on Massive Storage Systems
and Technology (MSST 2019)
May 20 — 24, 2019

Meet. Discuss. Learn