Wrap up of the second Spectrum Scale user group in Australia – April 2017 – Sydney, Australia

Hi there, it has been a busy time for us here in Australia, and we have had some fantastic Usergroup events.
Apologies for not posting my blogs earlier.

I’d like to write about the event we had on the 26th and 27th April in Sydney.

Sydney saw our best-attended event so far with 29 registered attendees and speakers.

We had kind sponsorship from Mellanox and IBM Australia and we were hosted in the IBM offices in North Sydney, wonderfully close to good coffee and food and the train!

On Wednesday we kicked off with a fabulous whiskey and cheese night event hosted by Mellanox to allow some time to meet and discuss many aspects of operating Spectrum Scale, new projects and make connections nationally.

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Spectrum Scale User Group (Australia) Meeting – Brisbane October 2017

Location: Rydges Hotel – Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (AEDT) (The post-usergroup event activity will be after this until approximately 9:30pm).

Registrations for this event are open http://goo.gl/JEEgkv
Please register and mark it in your calendar!
Many thanks to DDN for supporting this event in Brisbane.
IBM and DDN representatives will be at the meeting to cover various topics, and open dialogue between DDN and IBM and customers will be encouraged. As is the culture of the group, no marketing or sales pitches!
The agenda is being finalised, included in the day will be technical presentations on Spectrum Scale.

Please find all the details on the day in the Eventbrite event link above.
There will be networking opportunities after the Usergroup to meet with your Australian colleagues and sponsors.

If you have any requests for finer detail on areas you wish to be covered, please either post to the Spectrum Scale mailing list or feel contact me (Chris) at gpfsugaus@gmail.com or at my organisation email http://www.pawsey.org.au/about/pawsey-supercomputing-staff-contacts-list/

SSUG at HPCXXL

Registration for the Spectrum Scale User group meeting at HPCXXL (formerly SPXXL) is now open.

  • Thursday September 28th
  • New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York.

The Spectrum Scale day will require registration, so we can make sure there is enough room (and coffee/food!) for all attendees. However, there will be no registration fee if you attend the Spectrum Scale day only.

The agenda is still being worked on, here are some likely topics:

  • RoadMap/Updates
  • “New features – New Bugs“ (Julich)
  • GPFS + OpenStack (CSCS)
  • ORNL Update on Spider3-related GPFS work
  • ANL Site Update
  • File Corruption Session

If you are interested in attending please register via https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hpcxxl-2017-summer-meeting-registration-36869531762.

If you have any questions, please contact SSUG Co-Principal Kristy Kallback-Rose.

Spectrum Scale User Group (Australia) Meeting – Melbourne August 2017

Location: Melbourne, Victoria | 1-5 SPENCER STREET, The Crowne Plaza Hotel (Bridge Room 5)
Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 from 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM (EST)
Registrations for this event are open https://goo.gl/za8g3r
Please register and mark it in your calendar!
Many thanks to IBM for supporting this event in Melbourne.
IBM representatives will be at the meeting to cover various topics, and open dialogue between IBM and customers will be encouraged. As is the culture of the group, no marketing or sales pitches!
The agenda is finalised, included in the day will be technical presentations by IBM on Spectrum Scale.

Please find all the details on the day in the Eventbrite event link above.
There will be networking opportunities immediately after the Usergroup to meet with your Australian colleagues and sponsors.

If you have any requests for finer detail on areas you wish to be covered, please either post to the Spectrum Scale mailing list or feel contact me at gpfsugaus@gmail.com or at my organisation email http://www.pawsey.org.au/about/pawsey-supercomputing-staff-contacts-list/

May 2017 UK User Group Report

OK, OK, its been a while and I apologise for the delay in getting this written up (sorry Claire!), so many things have got in the way in my real job!

So the UK meeting this year saw a move from London to Manchester, but still saw a strong following of Spectrum Scale UGers attending. First off, lets talk about the elephant, or rather pillar in the room…. yes the conference venue had THE largest concrete pillars in the space … something to do with it once being a 1970’s office block so I’m told. But we managed, and DDN’s Vic even had some fun with laser pointers and the mirrors mounted on the pillars. Continue reading “May 2017 UK User Group Report”