We are champions!

I’m really pleased to annIBM Champion web badgeounce that a bunch of us running the Spectrum Scale user group have been announced as IBM Champions! 2018 is the first year that Storage has had IBM champions and it’s great that the five people involved in Spectrum Scale user events around the world have been accepted into the programme for our work with the community in 2017.

 

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CIUK Event Report

Well that’s it for the user group in 2017! The last event of the year was held as part of Computing Insights UK (CIUK) in Manchester this week. CIUK is a much smaller event that SC or ISC, but its where the user group’s roots are. In fact, the user group on 12th December 2017, was the 7th birthday of the group which held its first meeting (of about 8 people) at MEW (the forerunner of CIUK).

Since then the group has grown, and whilst the CIUK meeting is never as large as the main events, we still had 20-30 attendees.

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Spectrum Scale User Group Singapore

The inaugural Spectrum Scale Usergroup Singapore will feature a number of Spectrum Scale (GPFS) experts presenting on a wide variety of topics on Spectrum Scale.

Date: Monday 26th March 2018

Venue: Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore

This event aims to provide you with the opportunity to hear the latest Spectrum Scale updates from the filesystem and storage experts as well as hear from other users and technical experts on their experiences and uses of Spectrum Scale.

If you have questions to ask when you attend, you can email the organiser or prepare them for the day and the open session in the morning.

Please register your intention to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spectrum-scale-user-group-singapore-march-2018-tickets-40429354287

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Meeting at CIUK 2017

The Spectrum Scale user group is holding an informal meeting at CIUK to provide you with an opportunity to learn more about the features of the latest release, hear from spectrum scale users on their experiences and to network with other users.

Please ensure you are registered for CIUK (https://eventbooking.stfc.ac.uk/news-events/ciuk-2017) and select to attend the session when registering.

Date: 12th December 2017, 2-5pm

Venue: Manchester Central

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Event report: SSUG @SC17

We had well over 150 participants for the Spectrum Scale User Group at this year’s Supercomputing Conference held in Denver, USA, which took place on Sunday afternoon November 12, 2017.

A highlight of the event was several user talks, including Max Dellbrück Center, University of Pennsylvania Medical, DESY / European XFEL, and the University of Birmingham. We also heard about improvements to restriping and mmfsck, multiple enhancements resulting from CORAL work and other new features coming with Scale 5.0. We’re getting all the talks uploaded, so you can check out the details for yourself. We ran a little bit late as usual, but that was due to all the great questions from the audience. Thanks as always for making this an interactive event.

We’re looking for a site to host the next US event in the spring. If you’re interested in hosting, have ideas for a talk please reach out to Kristy or Bob at the US user group committee.

Update: Slides are available online