The complete technical proceedings are online! Hurray for Usenix for publishing this information, so that those of us who can't attend conferences like these can still learn from them.
The general themes of the conference appear to be:
- Performance (parallelism, flash memory, filesystem design)
- Efficiency, energy usage, and green computing
- Cloud computing: provisioning, management, de-duplication, etc.
- Error handling, data reorganization (d-dup also fits in here) and recovery
Now I just have to find some time to dig into the proceedings...