This morning I set off from Manchester to London to run my first ‘Meet the Devs’ GPFS User Group session concerned about two things: Firstly, my wife is due for our second child in 5 weeks – let’s hope she doesn’t go into labour whilst I’m a few hours away. Secondly, I felt the fear of being an imposter, accompanied by the adrenaline rush I get when I go on stage and perform. Am I really in a position to have a fruitful meeting with a set of very experienced and capable GPFS users? Am I prepared enough? Am I a GPFS imposter?
Think. Prepare. Rehearse. And breathe.
I suddenly felt a lot better. But, I’m a manager these days and as a result less hands on, I’ve never used GPFS as a real user/administrator and my background is C++ development not in system administrator or architecting solutions.
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Hello to all. As you might have seen from Jez’s recent post to the mailing list, IBM are hoping to get more involved with the user group in the coming year and part of that will be blogs from developers. This is the first such blog and I’ll be looking at the recently updated red paper for deploying an object store on top of an existing GPFS cluster.
Firstly though a quick introduction. I am a developer in the IBM Manchester Lab and my current role is as an architect for RAS (Reliability, Availability and Servicability), with specific focus on the integration of protocols with GPFS that you should be seeing later this year. In Manchester we have a team of ~10 developers all working towards these future GPFS releases, including James Wormwell, an author on the updated red paper and team lead for the development of the install tool that was made available with the update. Hopefully you should get a chance to meet some of us over the year at the main user group meeting or the various “coffee shop” meetups that we’re hoping to have.
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December 3, 2014, Radisson Blu Portman Hotel London
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See the new Elastic Storage GUI. Video here.