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

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

SSUG USA 2017 – April 4-5th, Berkeley, Ca – Registration now open!

Registration for the Spring Spectrum Scale User group meeting is now open. It’s April 4th-5th at NERSC in Berkeley, Ca. Agenda details will be filled in soon, but we have 2 full days of talks:

Tuesday, April 4th

09:00-10:00 Registration/Coffee/Networking
10:00-10:30 Welcome - Bob Oesterlin, Kristy Kallback, Doris Conti 
10:30-11:30 Spectrum Scale & ESS Update - Scott Fadden/Puneet Chaudhary
11:30-12:30 Problem Avoidance - Best Practices in the Field - IBM Support
12:30-13:30 Lunch and Networking
13:30-15:30 Problem Determination - Deep Dive - Yuri Volobuev
15:30-16:00 Break/Networking
16:00-17:00 Problem Determination - What's New? - Matthias Dietz
17:00-18:00 Bring your favorite problem or performance issue. We will fix it now!

Wednesday April 5th

08:30-09:00 Coffee and Networking
09:00-10:00 Transparent Cloud Tiering - Introduction and Use Cases (Meet the Devs) - Nikhil Khandelwal or Rob Basham, Life Sciences and Next Generation Sequencing with Spectrum Scale (Solutions)

10:00-11:00 AFM - Introduction and Use Cases (Meet the Devs) - Scott Fadden, Spectrum Protect on Spectrum Scale (Solutions) - Jason Basler
11:00-12:00 Meet the Devs - IBM Development, Hadoop Integration and Support for HortonWorks HDP (Solutions) - Ted Hoover
12:00-13:00 Lunch and Networking
13:00-13:20 Customer/Partner Talk
13:20-13:40 Customer/Partner Talk
13:40-14:00 Customer/Partner Talk
14:00-14:30 Break
14:30-15:00 Challenges in Tracing - Vasily Tarasov
15:00-15:30 Application Integration with Containers - Dean Hildebrand
15:30-16:00 Wrap up - Bob Oesterlin, Kristy Kallback, Doris Conti 

We have a few open slots for short (20 min) user presentations – let us know if you are interested.

Space is limited and sign-up deadline is March 24th! Sign up early.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Bob Oesterlin and Kristy Kallback-Rose, SSUG USA Co-principals

Save the Date! SSUG USA 2017

Please save the date for a two-day user group meeting at NERSC in Berkeley, California.

Date: April 4-5, 2017
Venue: National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center ( Berkeley, California, USA

Details of the agenda and for registration will follow shortly here and via the Spectrum Scale user group mailing list.

Spectrum Scale Users Group at Supercomputing – November 2016

First off, your feedback, please! If you were at the event, please give us feedback here: We’ve only heard from 9 attendees so far, and there were a lot more of you there :-).

The slides should be available soon here:

Kicking Things Off

This was the second year for a Spectrum Scale Users Group meeting at SC. To start things off Doris Conti welcomed the group and reminded us that the IBMers are here to present, but to also listen to users’ experiences —the good, the bad, (the ugly? 🙂 ) how Spectrum Scale is being used in the field and what should be coming in the product next from the users’ perspective. Doris complimented what she called the heroes of the data centers, the people managing PBs of data short-, if not, single-handedly. The developers then introduced themselves so people could talk to them at the break or during the week. Continue reading “Spectrum Scale Users Group at Supercomputing – November 2016”