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


The Spectrum Scale user group will be hosting a meeting at this years SC17.

This global user-led meeting provides an opportunity for peer-to-peer learning and interaction with IBM’s technical leadership on the latest in IBM Spectrum Scale, including the latest updates from the CORAL project. This session will feature user presentations on the effective configuration of multi-site clusters, deployment options for industry standard NFS protocols, and managing mixed workloads with Big Data Analytics. The main agenda will be followed by a cocktail reception at 5:30 pm to continue the discussions.

Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, 650 15th Street, Denver, Colorado 80202 United States

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