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!
Day 1: 8th May:
|60||09:00||10:00||ARRIVALS & REGISTRATION|
|15||10:00||10:15||Opening & welcome||Simon Thompson (Chair) / Ted Hoover (IBM)|
|25||10:15||10:40||Spectrum Scale: The past, the present, the future||Wayne Sawdon (IBM)|
|25||10:40||11:05||Accelerating AI workloads with IBM Spectrum Scale||Ted Hoover (IBM)|
|20||11:05||11:25||Sponsor Talk [NVIDIA]: Doing large scale AI faster – scale innovation with multi-node-multi-GPU computing and a scaling data pipeline||Miguel Martínez (NVIDIA)|
|25||11:25||11:50||AI ecosystem and solutions with IBM Spectrum Scale||Piyush Chaudhary (IBM)|
|10||11:50||12:00||Meet the devs||Ulf Troppens (IBM)|
|30||13:00||13:30||Spectrum Scale Update||Puneet Chaudhary|
|15||13:30||13:45||ESS Update||Puneet Chaudhary|
|20||13:45||14:05||Customer Talk - Why Spectrum Scale, a Customer View||Mark Vilensky (Weizmann Institute of Science)|
|20||14:05||14:25||Sponsor Talk [DDN]: "Optimizing Storage Stacks for AI"||Sven Oehme|
|20||14:25||14:45||Sponsor Talk [Lenovo] - "Storage, Fast and Slow - Lenovo updates from both ends of the storage hierarchy"||Michael Hennecke|
|15||15:15||15:30||Support Update||Kai Korkow (IBM)|
|20||15:30||15:50||New Storage Options for Spectrum Scale||Luis Bolinches (IBM)|
|20||15:50||16:10||Customer Talk - Why Spectrum Scale, a Customer View||Patrick Dekkers (Amsterdam UMC Locactie VUmc)|
|20||16:10||16:30||Sponsor Talk [e8 Storage]: E8 Shared NVMe for High Performance Spectrum Scale Clusters||Stuart Campbell (e8 Storage) / Peter Childs (QMUL)|
|20||16:30||16:50||Sponsor Talk [Mellanox] : Low Latency Ethernet Storage Fabrics||Gadi Godanyan (Mellanox Technologies)|
|40||16:50||17:30||Meet the Devs - Ask us Anything||All|
|10||17:30||17:40||WRAP UP||Simon Thompson (Chair)|
|135||18:30||22:45||User Group Networking / Dinner||Registration 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:
|30||08:30||09:00||Spectrum Scale Licensing||Carl Zetie (IBM)|
|60||09:00||10:00||AI at Scale at the example of Autonomous Driving (Beginner)|
IBM Aspera Sync for Spectrum Scale
|Nils Haustein (IBM)|
Spectrum Scale Support for Container
|Harald Seipp (IBM)|
|Towards Proactive Service with Call Home|
Spectrum Scale Reliability, Availability und Serviceability
|Mathias Dietz (IBM)|
|60||10:00||11:00||Spectrum Scale installation and upgrade with Install Toolkit||Kedar Karmarkar (IBM)|
|Tiering to tape with Spectrum Archive||Khanh Ngo (IBM)|
|Spectrum Scale Watch Folder|
Lessons from the field
|Olaf Weiser (IBM)
Kai Korkow (IBM) / Luis Bolinches (IBM)
|60||11:00||12:00||Overview: 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 Cases||Nils Haustein (IBM)|
|Spectrum Scale Network Flow||John Lewars (IBM)|
|30||13:00||13:30||Lightning Talks - My favourite/worst Spectrum Scale feature||All - including attendees|
|30||13:30||14:00||Memory Consumption in Spectrum Scale||John Lewars (IBM)|
|20||14:30||14:50||Customer Talk - Migrating Spectrum Scale Filesystems with minimal downtime||Luke Sudbery (University of Birmingham)|
|20||14:50||15:10||Sponsor Talk [OCF]: Atempo - Large Filesystem Migration & Backup||Thomas Ahrens (Atempo)|
|20||15:10||15:30||Customer Talk - Experience with Spectrum Scale AFM||Alvise Dorigo (PSI)|
|20||15:30||15:50||High Performance Tier||Wayne Sawdon (IBM)|
|10||15:50||16:00||CLOSE||Simon Thompson (Chair)|
This event is sponsored by IBM, OCF, e8 Storage, Lenovo, DDN Storage, Mellanox Technologies and NVIDIA.
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.
Links to the live streams from the UK April 2018 meeting are here!
Spectrum Scale UK User group, 18th, 19th April 2018.
Videos are being edited into separate talks and will be posted in the YouTube Playlist.