UK and World Wide Spectrum Scale User Group Meeting

The UK/World Wide 2019 Spectrum Scale user group is planned to take place on 8th and 9th May, once again overlooking the River Thames at IBM’s South Bank Client Centre.

The draft agenda for the event is posted below and has a mix of IBM, customer and sponsor talks. This year we have a particular focus on AI with Spectrum Scale and it promises to be another great two days.

Thanks to our sponsors, we’re able to run an evening dinner/networking event. We’ll provide more details on this on the day, but make sure you plan to attend our evening event!

Agenda

Day 1: 8th May:

 StartEndTitleSpeaker
6009:0010:00ARRIVALS & REGISTRATION
1510:0010:15Opening & welcomeSimon Thompson (Chair) / Ted Hoover (IBM)
2510:1510:40Spectrum Scale: The past, the present, the futureWayne Sawdon (IBM)
2510:4011:05Accelerating AI workloads with IBM Spectrum ScaleTed Hoover (IBM)
2011:0511:25Sponsor Talk [NVIDIA]: Doing large scale AI faster – scale innovation with multi-node-multi-GPU computing and a scaling data pipelineMiguel Martínez (NVIDIA)
2511:2511:50AI ecosystem and solutions with IBM Spectrum ScalePiyush Chaudhary (IBM)
1011:5012:00Meet the devsUlf Troppens (IBM)
6012:0013:00LUNCH
3013:0013:30Spectrum Scale UpdatePuneet Chaudhary
1513:3013:45ESS UpdatePuneet Chaudhary
2013:4514:05Customer Talk - Why Spectrum Scale, a Customer ViewMark Vilensky (Weizmann Institute of Science)
2014:0514:25Sponsor Talk [DDN]: "Optimizing Storage Stacks for AI"Sven Oehme
2014:2514:45Sponsor Talk [Lenovo] - "Storage, Fast and Slow - Lenovo updates from both ends of the storage hierarchy"Michael Hennecke
3014:4515:15BREAK
1515:1515:30Support UpdateKai Korkow (IBM)
2015:3015:50New Storage Options for Spectrum ScaleLuis Bolinches (IBM)
2015:5016:10Customer Talk - Why Spectrum Scale, a Customer ViewPatrick Dekkers (Amsterdam UMC Locactie VUmc)
2016:1016:30Sponsor Talk [e8 Storage]: E8 Shared NVMe for High Performance Spectrum Scale ClustersStuart Campbell (e8 Storage) / Peter Childs (QMUL)
2016:3016:50Sponsor Talk [Mellanox] : Low Latency Ethernet Storage FabricsGadi Godanyan (Mellanox Technologies)
4016:5017:30Meet the Devs - Ask us AnythingAll
1017:3017:40WRAP UPSimon Thompson (Chair)
13518:3022:45User Group Networking / DinnerRegistration and Badge/Lanyard required

During the afternoon, we will also be running a breakout session “Getting Started with Spectrum Scale”. This is intended for newer users of Spectrum Scale and will be run subject to demand.

Day 2: 9th May:

 StartEndTopicSpeaker
3008:3009:00ARRIVALS
3008:3009:00Spectrum Scale LicensingCarl Zetie (IBM)
6009:0010:00AI at Scale at the example of Autonomous Driving (Beginner)
IBM Aspera Sync for Spectrum Scale
Nils Haustein (IBM)
Cloud Update
Spectrum Scale Support for Container
Harald Seipp (IBM)
Towards Proactive Service with Call Home
Spectrum Scale Reliability, Availability und Serviceability
Mathias Dietz (IBM)
6010:0011:00Spectrum Scale installation and upgrade with Install ToolkitKedar Karmarkar (IBM)
Tiering to tape with Spectrum ArchiveKhanh Ngo (IBM)
Spectrum Scale Watch Folder
Lessons from the field
Olaf Weiser (IBM)
Kai Korkow (IBM) / Luis Bolinches (IBM)
6011:0012:00Overview: Spectrum Scale support for NFS and SMB
Spectrum Scale Best Practices for Snapshots
Ulf Troppens (IBM)
Kedar Karmarkar (IBM)
Spectrum Scale Policy Engine: Introduction and Use CasesNils Haustein (IBM)
Spectrum Scale Network FlowJohn Lewars (IBM)
6012:0013:00LUNCH
3013:0013:30Lightning Talks - My favourite/worst Spectrum Scale featureAll - including attendees
3013:3014:00Memory Consumption in Spectrum ScaleJohn Lewars (IBM)
3014:0014:30BREAK
2014:3014:50Customer Talk - Migrating Spectrum Scale Filesystems with minimal downtimeLuke Sudbery (University of Birmingham)
2014:5015:10Sponsor Talk [OCF]: Atempo - Large Filesystem Migration & BackupThomas Ahrens (Atempo)
2015:1015:30Customer Talk - Experience with Spectrum Scale AFMAlvise Dorigo (PSI)
2015:3015:50High Performance TierWayne Sawdon (IBM)
1015:5016:00CLOSESimon Thompson (Chair)

This event is sponsored by IBM, OCF, e8 Storage, Lenovo, DDN Storage, Mellanox Technologies and NVIDIA.

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Spectrum Scale UK April 2018 report

That’s a wrap!

Yes, we’ve made it to the end of another successful Spectrum Scale user group! This year has been our most highly attended group with over 110 registrations and around a 90% attendance rate. We had representation from 56 organisations and delegates from 13 countries as well as 29 speakers over 28 sessions. A big thank you goes out to all our IBM, sponsor and user speakers.

For 2018, we headed back to London and the IBM Client Centre London on the South Bank. The client centre team rightly deserve our thanks – where nothing was too much trouble for them. Finding us cables to plug our streaming kit and generally making sure the logistics of the venue were all dealt with.

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