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Spectrum Scale user group meeting @SC19

November 17 @ 09:00 - 17:30 MST

Start your SC19 experience off with the Spectrum Scale User Group! We’ll be hosting our yearly gathering on Sunday November 17, from 9:30-6:00 PM. This global user-led meeting provides an opportunity for peer-to-peer learning and interaction with IBM’s technical leadership team on the latest IBM Spectrum Scale roadmaps, latest features, ecosystem, licensing, and applications for AI.

This is a free event, but registration in advance is required: www.ibm.com/events/2019/SC19_BC

IBM Spectrum Scale User Group Meeting
Sunday, November 17, 2019

9:30 am – 12:00
The morning session is dedicated to new and potential users of IBM Spectrum Scale. Experienced users and technical leaders will host an introductory session featuring key use cases, basic concepts and an interactive Q&A.

Lunch is provided for those attending either the morning or afternoon session. A limited number of box lunches are available on a first come-first serve basis.

12:30 pm – 6:00 pm
The afternoon session is the  main user group meeting. Topics include recent enhancements, product strategy and AI ecosystems. Client and partner presenters will present details of their deployment or their solutions. This year’s agenda will also feature lightning talks on user-generated topics. A cocktail reception will follow the main agenda at 6 pm to continue the discussion.

See you in Denver!

Draft agenda

09:3009:45New users: Welcome
09:4510:15New users: Spectrum Scale use casesUlf Troppens (IBM)
10:1511:15New users: How to design a Spectrum Scale environment?Tomer Perry (IBM)
11:1511:45New users: Q&AAll
11:4512:30Lunch breakn/a
12:3012:45WelcomeKristy Kallback-Rose & Bob Oesterlin (User Group) / Amy Hirst (IBM)
12:4513:05Spectrum Scale & ESS updateChris Maestas (IBM)
13:0513:25Spectrum Scale strategy updateTed Hoover (IBM) / Wayne Sawdon (IBM)
13:2513:40TBD - Partner TalkTBC
13:4014:00AI ecosystems and solutions with Spectrum Scale (update)Piyush Chaudhary (IBM)
14:0014:20TBD - Customer TalkWill Schmied (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital)
14:2014:35TBD - Sponsor TalkTBD (Starfish)
14:3514:55TBD - Customer TalkJake Carrol (University of Queensland)
14:5515:10TBD - Sponsor TalkTBD (Lenovo)
15:1015:40Coffee breakn/a
15:4016:10Lightning talksSimon Thompson (Moderator)
16:1016:30TBD - Customer TalkBob Oesterlin (Nuance)
16:3016:50Spectrum Scale Erasure Code Edition (ECE)Nikhil Khandelwal (IBM) / Olaf Weiser (IBM)
16:5017:05TBD - Sponsor TalkTBD (TBD)
17:0517:25TBD - Customer TalkSam Fulcomer (Brown University)
17:2517:45Deep Dive - Block and inode allocation in Spectrum ScaleTomer Perry (IBM)
17:4518:00Ask us anythingAll
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November 17
09:00 - 17:30


Spectrum Scale User Group


Hyatt Regency Denver
650 15th Street
Denver, CO 80202 United States
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