The Spectrum Scale (GPFS) user group is open to all using, interested in using or integrating Spectrum Scale. We have groups running across the world but our main focus is in the UK, USA and Australia. We welcome Spectrum Scale users from a wide range of industries and are not sector specific. Our current membership base includes representation from media, academia, finance, research, automotive, defence and pharmaceutical industries.

The Spectrum Scale User Group aims to:

  • Bring together users of Spectrum Scale and Spectrum Scale with Spectrum Protect ILM (TSM HSM) into a collective environment
  • Represent the needs of the Spectrum Scale User Group members
  • Liaise with IBM and our User Group members to improve Spectrum Scale and Spectrum Scale with Spectrum Protect ILM
  • Provide a “localised” community for support and knowledge sharing
  • Raise awareness of Spectrum Scale as a capable data management platform

The format of the group is as a web community with events held during the year, hosted by our members or by IBM.

The group was established by OCF who kindly continue to coordinate and support the group.  It is a technical user group and not used as a sales and marketing opportunity.

This is not an IBM run group, however, we work closely with our colleagues at IBM to bring speakers and subject matter experts to our events – we’re about as close to being officially endorsed as we can be and a number of the group organisers are recognised by IBM as being IBM Champions.