Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

US Spectrum Scale user group meeting at NCAR

16th April 2019 - 17th April 2019


This Spectrum Scale user group event has a fantastic agenda of Spectrum Scale experts and will take place over 2-days. The event will provide you with the opportunity to hear the latest Spectrum Scale updates from filesystem experts as well as hear from other users on their experiences.

Whilst the user group is open to all Spectrum Scale users, please note that the user group is a forum for technical discussion and is not a sales opportunity.

Due to limited space at our venue, if you want to send more than 3 people from your organization, please contact us via email prior to registering (usa-principal@gpfsug.org or usa-co-principal@gpfsug.org)


Duration Start End Title Speaker
Tuesday, April 16th
30 8:30 9:00 Registration and Networking n/a
20 9:00 9:20 Welcome Kristy Kallback-Rose / Bob Oesterlin (Chair) / Ted Hoover (IBM)
25 9:20 9:45 Spectrum Scale: The past, the present, the future Wayne Sawdon (IBM)
25 9:45 10:10 Accelerating AI workloads with IBM Spectrum Scale Ted Hoover (IBM)
20 10:10 10:30 Nvidia: Doing large scale AI faster – scale innovation with multi-node-multi-GPU computing and a scaling data pipeline Jacci Cenci (Nvidia)
30 10:30 11:00 Coffee and Networking n/a
25 11:00 11:25 AI ecosystem and solutions with IBM Spectrum Scale Piyush Chaudhary (IBM)
30 11:25 11:55 Spectrum Scale Update Chris Maestas (IBM)
5 11:55 12:00 Meet the devs Ulf Troppens (IBM)
60 12:00 13:00 Lunch and Networking n/a
20 13:00 13:20 NCAR site update Pamela Hill (NCAR)
15 13:20 13:35 ESS Update Rezaul Islam (IBM)
15 13:35 13:50 Support Update Bob Simon (IBM)
40 13:50 14:30 Memory Consumption in Spectrum Scale Tomer Perry (IBM)
30 14:30 15:00 Coffee and Networking n/a
40 15:00 15:40 Panel: Data Migration TBD
20 15:40 16:00 Container & Cloud Update Ted Hoover (IBM)
20 16:00 16:20 Towards Proactive Service with Call Home Ulf Troppens (IBM)
10 16:20 16:30 Break n/a
30 16:30 17:00 Advanced metadata management with Spectrum Discover Deepavali Bhagwat (IBM)
20 17:00 17:20 High Performance Tier Tomer Perry (IBM)
40 17:20 18:00 Meet the Devs – Ask us Anything All
120 18:00 20:00 Get Together n/a
13:00 – 17:15 Breakout Session: Getting Started with Spectrum Scale Chris Maestas (IBM)
Wednesday, April 17th
30 8:30 9:00 Coffee und Networking n/a
30 8:30 9:00 Spectrum Scale Licensing Carl Zetie (IBM)
60 9:00 10:00 Spectrum Scale Use Cases (Beginner)
Spectrum Scale Protocols (Overview) (Beginner)
Ulf Troppens (IBM
Tomer Perry (IBM) / Ulf Troppens (IBM)
Spectrum Scale backup and SOBAR Chris Maestas (IBM)
Getting started with AFM (Advanced) Venkat Puvvada (IBM)
60 10:00 11:00 How to design a Spectrum Scale environment? (Beginner) Tomer Perry (IBM)
Spectrum Scale on Google Cloud Jeff Ceason (IBM)
Spectrum Scale Trial VM
Spectrum Scale Vagrant
Chris Maestas (IBM
Ulf Troppens (IBM)
60 11:00 12:00 Spectrum Scale GUI (Beginner)
Spectrum Scale REST API (Beginner)
Chris Maestas (IBM)
Chris Maestas (IBM
Spectrum Scale Network flow Tomer Perry (IBM)
Spectrum Scale Watch Folder (Advanced)
Spectrum Scale File System Audit Logging
Deepavali Bhagwat (IBM)
Deepavali Bhagwat (IBM)
60 12:00 13:00 Lunch and Networking n/a
20 13:00 13:20 Excelero NVMesh: Supercharging IBM SpectrumScale with Software-defined NVMe Storage (Sponsor Talk) Joe Harlan (Excelero) / Sam Eckhouse (Excelero)
20 13:20 13:40 AWE site update Paul Tomlinson (AWE)
20 13:40 14:00 Lenovo storage update (Sponsor Talk) Ray Padden (Lenovo)
30 14:00 14:30 Coffee and Networking n/a
30 14:30 15:00 New Storage Options for Spectrum Scale Carl Zetie (IBM)
30 15:00 15:30 AFM Update Venkat Puvvada (IBM)
20 15:30 15:50 TCT Update Rob Basham
10 15:50 16:00 Wrap-up Kristy Kallback-Rose / Bob Oesterlin

Food and Socialzing 

April 16th:

Breakfast, Lunch, and afternoon snack provided on-site at NCAR (no charge for attendees)
Evening Reception at NCAR (beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres )

April 17th:
Breakfast, Lunch, and afternoon snack provided on-site at NCAR (no charge for attendees)

Directions from Denver International Airport

Fastest Route (w/ Tolls)

Take Peña Blvd exiting the Airport
Take exit 6B toward Boulder/Ft. Collins
Merge onto E-470 N
Keep to the left and continue on Northwest Pkwy
Slight right to merge onto US-36 W to Boulder
Take the CO-157 N / Foothills Pkwy exit
Use the 2nd from the left lane to turn left onto Valmont Rd
Turn right onto Center Green Dr
Destination is at the end of the cul-de-sac

There are a number of hotels nearby to suit a range of budgets. We do not provide a booking service for accommodation and you will need to make your own arrangements. Book your hotel early to get the best rate.

Residence Inn by Marriott Boulder
3030 Center Green Dr, Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 449-5545. 800-331-3131

Hilton Garden Inn Boulder
2701 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 443-2200

Embassy Suites by Hilton Boulder
2601 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 443-2600

Hyatt Place Boulder/Pearl Street
2280 Junction Pl, Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 442-0160

Courtyard by Marriott Boulder
4710 Pearl E. Circle, Boulder, CO 80301

The Millennium Harvest House
1345 28th Street, Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 998-3822

Any questions?

Contact us by email: usa-principal@gpfsug.org or usa-co-principal@gpfsug.org


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact us by email: usa-principal@gpfsug.org or usa-co-principal@gpfsug.org

Is this an IBM run event?

No. The Spectrum Scale user group is not part of IBM, we are a community of users, ISVs, VARs and have a number of IBM staff as members of the group. To enable us to bring developers from IBM to speak, we work closely with IBM to run user group events and are very grateful for their support.

I have an idea for a talk, how can I get a slot?

Contact Kristy Kallback-Rose or Bob Oesterlin, co-principal by email: usa-principal@gpfsug.org or usa-co-principal@gpfsug.org

How do I join the group?

The group is free to join, please visit www.spectrumscale.org/join for details of the group and how to join the mailing list.

There are no tickets left, can I still attend?

We are limited to 125 people by the space available. We will be running a wait-list, however if you do not have a ticket by event day, we are unlikely to be able to accommodate you.

I can no longer attend, what should I do?

Contact Kristy Kallback-Rose or Bob Oesterlin, co-principal by email: usa-principal@gpfsug.org or usa-co-principal@gpfsug.org

We will then be able to offer your ticket to another member.


Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spectrum-scale-gpfs-user-group-us-spring-2019-meeting-tickets-57035376346


16th April 2019
17th April 2019


Spectrum Scale User Group


NCAR Green Center
3080 Center Green Drive
Boulder, CO 80301 United States
+ Google Map