SSUG @SC16 Salt Lake City

User Group @SC16, Salt Lake City, USA, November 13th 2016

Spectrum Scale Users Group at Supercomputing – November 2016

First off, your feedback, please! If you were at the event, please give us feedback here: We’ve only heard from 9 attendees so far, and there were a lot more of you there :-).

The slides should be available soon here:

Kicking Things Off

This was the second year for a Spectrum Scale Users Group meeting at SC. To start things off Doris Conti welcomed the group and reminded us that the IBMers are here to present, but to also listen to users’ experiences —the good, the bad, (the ugly? 🙂 ) how Spectrum Scale is being used in the field and what should be coming in the product next from the users’ perspective. Doris complimented what she called the heroes of the data centers, the people managing PBs of data short-, if not, single-handedly. The developers then introduced themselves so people could talk to them at the break or during the week. Continue reading “Spectrum Scale Users Group at Supercomputing – November 2016”

SSUG at SC’16

Join the Spectrum Scale user group for a meeting at this year’s Supercomputing conference.

Date: Sunday, November 13th 2016

Location: Grand Ballroom Salon F, Salt Lake City Downtown Marriott, 75 SW Temple Street, Salt Lake City UT 84101 (Reception Following: Salon E)


12:30-12:40 Welcome
12:40-12:50 Overview
12:50-13:35 The latest in IBM Spectrum Scale and ESS
13:55-14:20 NASA Goddard: Big Data in HPC
14:20-14:45 Nuance: Tiering to Object Storage
14:45-15:15 – Break –
15:15-15:30 Sponsor Talk: TOPIC TBD (NetApp)
13:35-13:55 Virginia Tech ARC: SANDisk IF150 (IBM DeepFlash 150)
15:30-15:50 NASA Goddard: Monitoring with Grafana and InfluxDB
15:50-16:35 Spectrum Scale Enhancements for CORAL
16:35-17:20 News from IBM Research
17:20-17:30 Closing

[Meeting followed by cocktail reception sponsored by NetApp]

Registration Web Site:

IBM summary page:

Questions? Comments? Please let us know. We hope to see many of you next month.