OpenSFS News

LUG 2016: Registration Opens February 1

By jfranklin

Lustre® User Group Conference 2016
April 5-7, 2016
Hilton Portland and Executive Tower
Portland, OR

Are you interested in connecting with thought leaders and developers who are pushing the boundaries with Lustre? Then join us for LUG 2016, the industry’s primary venue for discussion and seminars on the Lustre parallel file system and other open source file system technologies.

  • During this 2.5-day event, attendees will have the opportunity to:
  • Hear from the world’s leading developers, administrators, solution providers, and users of Lustre
  • Be an active participant in industry dialogue on best practices and emerging technologies
  • Explore upcoming developments of the Lustre file system
  • Immerse in the strong Lustre community, working collaboratively to further the development of Lustre

Online registration will open on February 1, and we will be announcing the agenda in the coming weeks. Watch for our early-bird registration to save $50 off your registration rate!

  • Early Bird Registration = $525
  • Regular Registration  = $575

Visit the LUG website for real-time updates on the agenda and other event news.

Lustre Developer Day
We’re excited to host our 2nd annual Lustre Developer Day on Monday, April 4. Developers looking for a focused opportunity to present their ideas, share current work, and learn from others will not want to miss this one-day event! The Developer Day will provide newer developers with an opportunity to listen, learn, and network while providing veteran developers with a forum for socializing current work and issues.

More information about the Developer Day, including agenda and registration, is available on the Developer Day web page.

ISC 2015 Lustre BOF

By jfranklin

The Lustre Community, led by EOFS and OpenSFS, invite you to gather at ISC 2015 at the Lustre BOF

Lustre* is the leading open source file system for HPC, and it is at the heart of the largest HPC systems used in world class datacenters. This year’s Lustre Community BOF will gather the worldwide community of Lustre developers, administrators, and solution providers to discuss new challenges and corresponding opportunities emerging within HPC and Big Data.

This is an excellent opportunity to collaborate and network with Lustre enthusiasts from organizations around the world. Don’t miss it!

Name: BoF 17: EOFS & OpenSFS: Challenges & Opportunities for Lustre File System within HPC & Big Data

Time: Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 04:15 pm – 05:15 pm

Room:  Booth #210, Messe Frankfurt

Speakers:

Frank Baetke, HP

Charlie Carroll, Cray

Hugo Falter, ParTec

Jacques-Charles Lafoucriere, CEA

Stephen Simms, Indiana University

Get Involved with Lustre for Free

By jfranklin

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OpenSFS is providing a limited time offer to subsidize your first year membership—up to $5,000! You can apply the money to any membership level. Each membership level gives your technical and business teams the ability to ask questions directly to Lustre experts and test out ideas.

To find out more about how your technical team can take a deep look into Lustre, let’s first do an informational call. Full information here.

Seagate’s Apache Hadoop on Lustre Connector

By jfranklin

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In November last year, Seagate announced their contribution of the “Apache Hadoop on Lustre Connector” as part of their continued commitment to open source communities. Running Apache Hadoop jobs has been made even easier as the Apache Hadoop on Lustre Connector eliminates the need to copy data to the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). The Hadoop on Lustre Connector allows both Hadoop and HPC Lustre clusters to use exactly the same data without having to move data between file systems or storage devices. And Hadoop ecosystem tools like Mahout, Hive and Pig are now able to utilize the Lustre File System.

Importantly, HPC customers are supported through Seagate’s release of source code for a patch to Hadoop that will enable Hadoop to share data with HPC architectures that use Lustre for storage. HPC customers, especially in the Life Science and Energy field, are increasingly using Hadoop and Lustre together as part of their data analysis workflows.

From the press release:
“Seagate believes that direct involvement enabling core capabilities as well as fostering the addition of new application environments is critical to open source community vitality, especially for Lustre which is a foundation for much of the success of high performance computing among science, government and business community leaders. Our work with OpenStack Swift, the Open Compute Project (OCP), OpenSFS, EOFS and now Hadoop is just the beginning,” said Ken Claffey, Vice President of ClusterStor, Seagate Cloud Systems and Solutions. “We are committed to driving open source innovation and partnering with open source communities as they develop cutting-edge enabling technologies that are foundational for the entire industry.”

Seagate’s continued involvement and commitment as an OpenSFS Promoter level member includes being an active board member.

LUG 2015: Presentation Submission Deadline is February 27

By jfranklin

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The deadline to submit a presentation for the 13th annual Lustre® User Group (LUG) conference is quickly approaching. Don’t miss your chance to share your company’s best practices, case studies, or business experiences with over 200+ Lustre-focused attendees.

OpenSFS relies on the real world experience of the open source Lustre community members to provide valuable sessions to LUG attendees, and we want to hear from you! All LUG presentations will be 30 minutes, with a total of 25 speaking opportunities available.

Submission deadline Extended to February 27, 2015!

To submit an abstract:

OpenSFS is also excited to include panel discussions and poster sessions in the LUG agenda:

  • Suggest a topic for a panel discussion – or be part of a panel and debate the future direction of the industry with leading developers, vendors, and users of Lustre. OpenSFS Administration welcomes your suggestions!

With the ongoing growth and outstanding progress of the Lustre community, LUG 2015 promises to be an exciting and informative event! Registration will open in February and additional event logistics are included on the LUG event page.

Please contact admin@opensfs.org   if you have any questions.

OpenSFS Board Meetings Open To Community

By jfranklin

Wondering what goes on inside OpenSFS decision-making? Got an issue or a question? The OpenSFS board meets weekly on Tuesdays and is open to community participation. Openness has been an on-going commitment by OpenSFS. We try to make sure that our decision-making process is transparent. Our technical working groups have long been open to outside participation. Moving into 2015, we are ensuring that board meetings are open to the community as well.

To find out details, dial-in information, and more, please see the Board Meetings and Activities page.