Introducing SSUG::Digital

We’ve gone digital for a series of Spectrum Scale user group talks! As we’ve had to cancel our in-person events, we’ve been working out how we can do digital content in a way that works for the user group. We’ll be running a series of digital webinars along the lines of the talks we’d normally have at SSUG events hosted by the Spectrum Scale user group people.

During the series we’ll be pulling in the types of talks we’d have at our events and we’re sure you’ll see a number of familiar names and faces in our speaker line-up – as well as some new faces too! We’ve been working hard with IBM to work out the format and content of the events and whilst it might take a few goes to get the format right, we’re hopeful it will work out well.

Each of the events will be hosted by a member of the SSUG committee and we’ll have digital Q&A live during the event. We plan to post the videos on our Youtube channel and post the questions and answers on the user group website along with the slide decks. Anything we can’t answer during the talk, we’ll take away and try and get a response from afterwards!

Anyone can join the SSUG::Digital series using the links on each event page. We know it won’t be the same as the in-person events, but we hope you’ll join in and participate in the on-line series. We hope to run a talk every couple of weeks, but the schedule will be driven a little by how well people engage and speaker availability.

You can find details of all our Expert Talks on the SSUG website.

Due to the tooling we’re using, only the presenter and Q&A panel hosts will be able to speak, but we you can ask questions in the live Q&A chat.

We appreciate as a global group this timing doesn’t work for everyone, but as a lot of the speakers are based in the US and Europe…! And we will be posting the videos of the talks shortly after each session.

Save the date … 2019

We’ve just added the events we have planned so far for 2019, so check them out and pencil them in your diary. All dates so far are published in the events calendar. Please note that dates are currently tentative, once a registration link and agenda are posted, then they are confirmed.
There may be a few more events added to the calendar throughout the year and we always post on the mailing list details of registration.

Spectrum Scale User Group Meeting – NYC – New York Genome Center

Spectrum Scale User Group – NYC

October 24th, 2018

The New York Genome Center

101 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013 First Floor Auditorium

 

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-spectrum-scale-user-group-nyc-tickets-49786782607

 

08:45-09:00 Coffee & Registration

09:00-09:15 Welcome

09:15-09:45 What is new in IBM Spectrum Scale?

09:45-10:00 What is new in ESS?

10:00-10:20 How does CORAL help other workloads?

10:20-10:40 — Break —

10:40-11:00 Customer Talk – The New York Genome Center

11:00-11:20 Spinning up a Hadoop cluster on demand

11:20-11:40 Customer Talk – Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

11:40-12:10 Spectrum Scale Network Flow

12:10-13:00 — Lunch —

13:00-13:40 Special Announcement and Demonstration

13:40-14:00 Multi-cloud Transparent Cloud Tiering

14:00-14:20 Customer Talk – Princeton University

14:20-14:40 AI Reference Architecture

14:40-15:00 Updates on Container Support

15:00-15:20 Customer Talk – TBD

15:20-15:40 — Break —

15:40-16:10 IBM Spectrum Scale Tuning and Troubleshooting

16:10-16:40 Service Update

16:40-17:10 Open Forum

17:10-17:30 Wrap-Up

17:30- Social Event

Spectrum Scale UK April 2018 report

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.

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