GPFS User Group #7 November 2012

Group Meeting @ MEW: 28th November 2012

14:00 Introductions & Group Development

Claire Robson, GPFS User Group Secretary

14:15 GPFS Updates: A view from SC’12 & GPFS Native RAID

Jim Roche, IBM

15:00 Discussions and networking

15:30 Close

GPFS User Group #5 May 2012?

10:30 Arrivals and refreshments

11:00 Introductions and committee updates

Jez Tucker, Group Chair & Claire Robson, Group Secretary

11:05 pNFS and GPFS

Dean Hildebrand, Research Staff Member – Storage Systems

IBM Almaden Research Center

12:30 Lunch (Buffet provided)

13:30 SAN Volume Controller/V7000, Easy Tier and Real Time Compression

Barry Whyte, IBM Hursley Labs

14:30 WOS: Web Object Scalar

Vic Cornell, DDN

14:50 GPFS Metadata + SSDs

Andrew Dean, OCF

15:20 User experience of GPFS

Stefano Gorini, Swiss National Supercomputing Centre

15:50 Stupid GPFS Tricks 2012

16:00 Group discussion: Challenges, experiences and questions

Led by Jez Tucker, Group Chairperson

16:20 Close

GPFS User Group #4 2012?

GPFS User Group Meeting: 14th

10:30 Arrivals and refreshments

11:00 Introductions and review of group aims

Claire Robson, Group Secretary & Jez Tucker, Group Chair

11:10 GPFS 3.5 Update

Scott Fadden, IBM

11:40 Tivoli Storage Manager 6.3 Update

Ian Hancock, IBM


12:10 Discussions

12:30 Lunch (Buffet provided)

13:30 GPFS Environments at T-Systems Solutions for Research

Andreas Landhäußer, T-Systems Solutions for Research

14:00 Software: The new hardware. Concepts and benefits of vSAN

Boaz Palgi, ScaleIO

14:30 Group discussion: Challenges, experiences and questions

15:20 GPFS User Group Committee update

Led by Jez Tucker, Group Chairperson

15:50 Conclusions, OCF

16:00 Close

GPFS User Group #3 report

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Group Meeting 3 – Thursday 15th September 2011
Hosted by University of Warwick

The meeting was opened by Claire Robson (OCF) who gave an overview of the day and then reviewed the GPFS UG aims. This was followed by individuals introducing themselves to the group (name, organisation and experience of using GPFS). This demonstrated the range of experience levels within the group.
The first speaker of the day was Crispin Keable (CK), HPC Solutions Architect at IBM who presented the latest developments in GPFS 3.5 due to be released at the end of Q1 2012. Crispin’s presentation included:
• GPFS Active File Management System
• GPFS Extended Attributes
• GPFS Software RAID
• GPFS-SNC: An enterprise file system for Shared Nothing Clusters

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GPFS User Group #3 September 2011


10:30        Arrivals and refreshments
11:00        Introductions and review of group aims, OCF
11:10        Future GPFS Developments (Beyond GPFS 3.4), Crispin Keable, IBM
12:10        Discussions
12:30        Lunch (Buffet provided)
13:30        Building storage services on GPFS at the University of Edinburgh, Orlando Richards, Edinburgh
14:00        GPFS and back up features for TSM, Ian Wilkes, Storage Consultant
14:30        Group discussion: Challenges, experiences and questions
15:20        GPFS User Group Committee Development, Led by OCF
15:50        Conclusions, OCF
16:00        Close

For additional discussion points that you would like to raise, please send questions through to Claire Robson ( in advance of the meeting.