THIC Meeting in Albuquerque NM
Dates: 21-22 April 98.

Location : Amberley Suite Hotel
7620 Pan American N.E.
Albuquerque NM 87109-4642
+1-800-333-9806 reservations
+1-505-823-1300 phone
+1-505-823-2896 fax

Theme: Data Storage in High Performance Computing

Hotel: $80 for single for mini-suite, deluxe suite and 2-room suite, and $88 for a double. Reservations must be made by April 3 to guarantee room availability at the quoted rates. Complimentary hotel shuttle is available.

NOTE: THIC can get free meeting space if we have enough attendees staying at the Amberley. If you do plan to join us, please stay at the Amberley and be sure to mention THIC when you make your reservation and also when checking in. We appreciate your effort to keep our expenses down.

Any suggested technical papers related to the theme or from recording technology manufacturers, researchers, corporations, data storage users, and government users are encouraged to contact Dr P C Hariharan (+1-410-255-1186, e-mail: to offer a paper for presentation to THIC.
See the THIC home page for details ( for examples of papers presented in past meetings.
The Board of Directors of THIC welcomes your attendance to the two-day conference. Registration at the door only, please; $90 cash or check (no credit cards). This includes lunch each day and a no-host reception.

If you have products to display, we will also be holding a poster session. See
announcement or Contact Jim Nieters of DSPCon for further information (+1-313-662-4900, e-mail: ).

Here is the preliminary list of speakers; this list will be updated as the agenda expands.

Monday, April 20

1:30 - 5:30 PM Board of Directors Meeting

5:00 - 7:00 PM NCITS B5 Ad Hoc ID-1 Instrumentation Tape Group

Tuesday April 21

8:00 - 9:00 AM Registration

8:00 - 9:00 AM Poster Session Setup Time

9:00 - 5:00 PM General Session

11:50 - 1:00 PM Lunch/Poster Session Open

5:00 - 7:00 PM Poster Session Open/Reception

Wednesday, April 22

8:00 - 9:00 AM Registration/Poster Session Open

9:00 - 11:30 AM General Session

11:30 - 12:45 AM Lunch/Poster Session Open

Thursday, April 23

Visit to the Array Operations Center (AOC) of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Socorro NM and the

Very Large Array (VLA). It is an hour's drive from Albuquerque to Socorro, and an hour thence to the VLA. We are planning to car-pool for the tour. Please send e-mail to if you would like to join the tour, and also indicate if you are willing to be a driver.

Tuesday, April 21, 1998

Morning Session

Dr P C Hariharan, Systems Engineering & Security Inc, 7474 Greenway Center Dr, Suite 700, Greenbelt MD 20770-3523, Phone: +1-301-441-3694, FAX: +1-301-441-3697, e-mail: - "Status of THIC Electronic Archives" (21,163 bytes)

Rick Harris, MS 0805, Sandia National Laboratories, PO Box 5800, Albuquerque NM 87185, Phone: +1-505-844-4828, FAX: +1-505-844-xxxx, e-mail: - "Information Sharing in a Collaborative Environment"

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Mike Leonhardt, STK, 2270 S 88th St, Louisville CO 80028-6100, Phone: +1-303-673-5627, FAX: +1-303-673-7967, e-mail: - "Terabytes, Petabytes and Beyond -- Data Storage Strategies".

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George Peck, NRAO, P O Box O, Socorro NM 87801-0387, Phone: +1-505-835-7136, FAX: +1-505-835-7027, e-mail: - "Data recording at the NRAO: the VLBA recording system"

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Ernst Mutke, LSC, Inc, 3400 Canoncita Ln, Plano TX 75023-8108, Phone: +1-972-596-8562, FAX: +1-972-596-8552, e-mail: - "SAM-FS, Advanced Storage Management for the HPC Environment"

(169,250 bytes)


Afternoon session

Gary Lee, Team Leader Storage Initiatives (HPSS), Data Storage Systems (CIC-11) Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Mail Stop B269, Los Alamos NM 87545, phone: 505-667-2828, FAX: 505-667-0168,

email: - "HPSS at Los Alamos"

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Richard Marciano, SDSC, P O Box 85608, San Diego CA 92186-5608, e-mail: - "High-performance Computing and Storage Challenges at the San Diego Supercomputer Center".

(928,607 bytes)

Don Morgan, SONY, 3300 Zanker Rd, San Jose CA 95134, Phone: +1-408-955-4925, FAX: +1-408-955-5555,e-mail: - "Gigabit/sec recording"

(922,179 bytes)


Dr V Chinnaswamy, DLT Division, Speciality Storage Products Group, Quantum Corporation, 333 South Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01045, Phone:+1-508-770-2441, FAX: +xxx-yyy-zzzz, e-mail: - "DLTtape(tm) technology, reliability, performance and future"

(36,104 bytes)

Joel Williams, Systems Engineering & Security, Inc, 7474 Greenway Center Dr, Suite 700, Greenbelt MD 20770-3523, Phone: +1-301-441-3694, FAX: +1-301-441-3697, e-mail: - "Status of the AIIM C21.1 draft standard"

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Martin J. Small, President, CALCULEX, Inc., 132 W. Las Cruces Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88001, Phone: (505) 525-0131 , FAX: (505) 524-4744, e-mail: - "Taming the MONSSTR" (MOdular Non-volatile Solid STate Recorder)

(17,458 bytes)

Reception and Poster Session

Wednesday, April 22, 1998

Morning Session


John Bishop, Norsam Technologies, 61 Rover Blvd, Los Alamos NM 87544-3703, Phone: +1-505-672-0920, FAX: +1-505-672-0922, e-mail: - "Ultra High Density Analog and Digital Storage" (54,191 bytes)

John P Noe PMTS, Sandia National Labs, Box 5800, Dept. 4418, MS 0807, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185, Phone: (505) 844-5592, Fax: (505) 844-2067, email: - "Megabytes, Gigabytes, Terabytes...It's all the same to Me - Hierarchical Storage - That's French for Never Throw Anything Away".

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R Michael Cahoon, Sandia National Laboratories, P O Box 5800, Albuquerque NM 87185, e-mail: - "The DoE ASCI Program"

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Fernando Podio, NIST, Bldg 225, Room A248, Gaithersburg MD 20899, Phone: +1-301-975-2947, FAX: +1-301-869-7429, e-mail: - "Standardization efforts for monitoring health of storage media" (51,854 bytes)

Elmer Funderburk, SPEC, 4310 West Bank Dr, Austin TX 78746-6558, Phone: +1-512-306-1100X2179, FAX: +1-512-327-5487, e-mail: - "Tornado 10ä - An Advanced Solid State High Speed Data Recorder" (409,608 bytes)




A tour of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Socorro NM is planned for Thursday the 23rd April 1998. More details will be published as the agenda is settled. For information on NRAO, please visit their home page at

Please send e-mail to Ione Pelke <> if you plan to attend the meeting so that we can have a count of the number of people for whom we need to order lunch on the 21st and 22nd April.

We are looking forward to having you join us in Albuquerque.