Event report: SSUG @SCA18

What a great start to new Spectrum Scale usergroups in Singapore, held at Supercomputing Asia at Resorts World Convention Centre.
There were a range of attendees, from private and public organisations, from Managing Directors to HPC Specialists and System Administrators, attending from countries pan-Asia-Pacific – India to China and Japan, to New Zealand and Australia.

As the conference theme and stream included AI and Data Analytics and Machine Learning, we had quite a few developers and sys admins who run various analytics workload on scale, but are looking to see what is new.

A number of presentations we had explained how Spectrum Scale can be leveraged for this type of workload, plus a few excellent Spectrum Scale best practise and broad view direction presentations plus an excellent number of presentations from IBM China Labs experts on new features and fixes. The user talk by Jose from NIST is well worth a read. All the slide decks have been made available by our kind presenters and are NOT under NDA.

So a few statistics:
First Usergroup in Singapore,
Ten speakers on twelve topics,
Over sixty four attendees (including fifteen walk-ins),
Twenty five completed surveys on the event.
So the feedback suggests this was a good venue, and to have an event annually.
Thanks again to event sponsors IBM for their support.

Slides are available on the presentations page.

The next regional event will be in Australia, at IBM Technical Symposium in Sydney August 2018.