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.

Continue reading “CIUK Event Report”

SSUG @ 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

2pm Introductions and welcome, Simon Thompson & Claire O’Toole (SSUG Committee)
2:10pm Spectrum Scale 5.0, Daniel Kidger (IBM)
2:40pm Deep Dive: Blueprints, Ulf Troppens (IBM)
3:40pm User Talk: Institute of Cancer Research, Robert Horton (ICR)
4:00pm User Talk: Red Bull Technology, John Brookes (Red Bull Technology)
4:20pm Questions and discussion
4:50pm Close

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

Continue reading “Meeting at CIUK 2017”

GPFSUG @Computing Insight UK

This week was Computing Insight UK (CIUK) (formerly MEW), which is an annual HPC conference organised by STFC. For those not familiar, its like ISC or SC. Just on a much smaller scale – its a very different show to the major international events and I like being able to walk across the show floor (in 2 minutes) and also knowing ~60-70% of the people there… (and playing which sales person has changed vendor this year is a fun game).

As part of the programme for CIUK, we got a 2 hour “UG@” meeting in, but still we had a packed agenda. Although I’ve been chair of the group for a while, this is the first proper UK general meeting that I’ve been involved in organising so it was with a little trepidation that I took on booking the agenda! Luckily I have Claire to help – organising telecons, chasing me and others to help make sure it works on the day.

Continue reading “GPFSUG @Computing Insight UK”