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

SSUG @ SC17

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

Room Location: Look for signs when you arrive

NOTE: You MUST register to attend the user group meeting. Please complete your details on the registration page: https://www-01.ibm.com/events/wwe/grp/grp305.nsf/Agenda.xsp?openform&seminar=Q7D6EKES

Full agenda

12:30-13:00 Welcome, Kristy Kallback-Rose, Bob Oesterlin (User Group), Doris Conti (IBM)
13:00-13:30 Spectrum Scale Update, Scott Fadden
13:30-13:40 ESS Update, Puneet Chaudhary
13:40-13:50 Ask me anything, Carl Zetie
13:50-14:05 Customer talk – Children’s Mercy Kansas City, James McKenna, Shane Corder
14:05-14:20 Customer talk – Max Dellbrück Center, Alf Wachsmann
14:20-14:35 Customer talk – University of Pennsylvania Medical, Anand Srinivasan
14:35-15:00 Live Debug Session, Tomer Perry
15:00-15:30 Break
15:30-15:50 Customer talk – DESY / European XFEL, Martin Gasthuber
15:50-16:05 Customer talk – University of Birmingham, Simon Thompson
16:05-16:25 Fast Restripe FS, Hai Zhong Zhou
16:25-16:45 TCT Scaled Environment Live Demo, Rob Basham
16:45-17:05 High Performance Data Analysis (incl customer), Piyush Chaudhary
17:05-17:30 Performance Enhancements for CORAL, Sven Oehme
17:30-18:00 Ask the developers

Refreshments will be served at 5.30pm

SSUG @ SC17

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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SSUG at HPCXXL

Registration for the Spectrum Scale User group meeting at HPCXXL (formerly SPXXL) is now open.

  • Thursday September 28th
  • New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York.

The Spectrum Scale day will require registration, so we can make sure there is enough room (and coffee/food!) for all attendees. However, there will be no registration fee if you attend the Spectrum Scale day only.

The agenda is still being worked on, here are some likely topics:

  • RoadMap/Updates
  • “New features – New Bugs“ (Julich)
  • GPFS + OpenStack (CSCS)
  • ORNL Update on Spider3-related GPFS work
  • ANL Site Update
  • File Corruption Session

If you are interested in attending please register via https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hpcxxl-2017-summer-meeting-registration-36869531762.

If you have any questions, please contact SSUG Co-Principal Kristy Kallback-Rose.