OpenSFS News

Call for Papers: ORNL-sponsored International Workshop on Lustre Ecosystem

By jfranklin

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is calling for abstracts for the International Workshop on The Lustre Ecosystem: Challenges and Opportunities, March 3-4, 2015 in Annapolis, Maryland, USA.

The workshop is seeking “contributions that explore improvements in the performance and flexibility of the Lustre file system for supporting diverse workloads. This will be a great opportunity for the Lustre community to discuss the challenges associated with enhancing Lustre for diverse applications, the technological advances necessary, and the associated ecosystem.”

Specific topics of interest (so far):

— Workload Characterization
— Adaptability and Scalability of Lustre for Diverse Workloads
— Resilience and Serviceability of Lustre
— Knowledge Provenance in Lustre
— Application-driven Lustre Benchmarking
— Integrating Big Data Technologies with Lustre
— Performance Monitoring Tools for Lustre

Extended abstracts due: January 23, 2015
Acceptance notification: February 12, 2015
Technical presentations: March 4, 2015
Full papers due: March 13, 2015

For more information, please visit the official International Workshop on The Lustre Ecosystem: Challenges and Opportunities page.

We can’t wait to see your submissions!

LWG Meeting Jan 22-23 2015 in Livermore, CA

By jfranklin

The OpenSFS Lustre Working Group (LWG) would like to invite all Lustre software developers to register and attend the two day Lustre Developer Project Meeting in Livermore, CA on January 22-23.

This meeting is by, and for,  for Lustre software developers.  All topics concerning Lustre software developement are welcome.  The agenda will be finalized with input from you.

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SC14 BoF Announced

By jfranklin

Supercomputing 2014 – November 17-20 – New Orleans

Going to  SC’14? So are we! Come join us November 17-20 as we bring supercomputing to New Orleans. OpenSFS will be  hosting a booth on the show floor (#2524) as well as planning additional SC activities. Stay tuned for additional details or contact OpenSFS Administration.

The Birds of a Feather (BoF) session is scheduled for Tuesday November 18, 12:15 to 1:15pm
At this year’s Lustre Community BOF the worldwide community of Lustre developers, administrators, and solution providers will gather to discuss new challenges and corresponding opportunities emerging within HPC and Big Data and how Lustre can continue to evolve to support them.

Tue Nov 18 12:15-13:15  –  Room 275-76-77
Lustre Community BOF: At the heart of HPC and Big Data 

The abstract is the following:

Lustre is the leading open source file system for HPC.  Lustre is the only open-source community developed file system in the top 10 of the top 500 HPC systems. As a result, Lustre is now at the heart of many HPC and Big Data infrastructures supporting multiple sectors from financial services, oil and gas, advanced manufacturing, advanced web services, to basic science. At this year’s Lustre Community BOF the worldwide community of Lustre developers, administrators, and solution providers will gather to discuss new challenges and corresponding opportunities emerging within HPC and Big Data and how Lustre can continue to evolve to support them.

Participants:
Eric Barton, Intel; Chris Morrone, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Nathan Rutman, Seagate Technology; Galen Shipman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Hugo Falter, EOFS

http://sc14.supercomputing.org/program/birds-feather-sessions-bofs

LAD’14 Videos/Slides Online

By jfranklin

Thanks to Rich Brueckner at InsideHPC, videos of the Lustre Administrators and Developer’s workshop held September 22-23 in Reims, France, are now »online.

PRC LUG 2014 – Beijing

By jfranklin

PRC Lustre User Group – October 14, 2014 – Beijing

Organized by the Intel High Performance Data Division (HPDD)

REGISTER NOW!

Hear directly from industry thought leaders about the latest Lustre file system trends by attending the 2014 PRC Lustre Users Group conference. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to meet with current users and developers working with the Lustre file system.

* October 14, 2014 from 8:30am – 5:00pm
* Regent Hotel Beijing
* 99 Jinbao Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100005, China
* Telephone: +86 10 8522 1888

Watch for Registration details coming soon. Looking forward to seeing you in Beijing.

This LUG meeting organized by Intel® High Performance Data Team

LAD ’14 – Reims, France – Agenda

By jfranklin

LAD ’14 at Reims, France, September 22-23

The Lustre Administrators and Developers 2014 Program Committee is happy to announce that it has finalized the agenda, and we think it’s a great agenda! Please take a look at:

http://www.eofs.eu/?id=lad14

Early-bird registration

We offer early registrants’ savings of 100 EUR off before August 27th, 2014, so  register as soon as possible at:

http://lad.eofs.org/register.php

Registration deadline is set to September 12, 2014.

Thanks to our following sponsors for making this event possible:

Bull, CEA, Cray, DataDirect Networks, Intel and Xyratex !

LAD’14 will take place in Reims, France, September 22-23 at Domaine Pommery, a True Traditional Champagne House! Reims is very reachable thanks to the French high-speed train, which connects the town to hundreds of destinations and is only 45 minutes from Paris. LAD is a great opportunity for Lustre worldwide administrators and developers to gather and exchange their experiences, developments, tools, good practices and more. Expect everything you loved about last year’s successful workshop and even more.

If you have any questions, please contact us at lad@eofs.eu.

We look forward to seeing you at LAD’14 in Reims!

Come see us at ISC’14!

By jfranklin

We’re getting excited for the upcoming ISC’14, June 22-26 in Leipzig, Germany! EOFS and OpenSFS will be at Booth #820, and we would love to have you come by and talk Lustre.
EOFS_invitation_2014
Also, don’t miss out on attending our Lustre sessions:

Wednesday, June 25
EOFS and OpenSFS Breakfast Panel
7:00-8:30am
Hall 4, CCL Congress Center Leipzig

Wednesday, June 25
EOFS/OpenSFS Booth Party
Join us from 4-6pm for beer and Lustre discussion in booth #820

Wednesday, June 25
Lustre Community BoF – Towards Exascale I/O with E10
11am-12:00pm
Hall 4, CCL Congress Center Leipzig

Drop us a line @OpenSFS to let us know if you’ll be there. We can’t wait to hear all the discussions and new ideas on the future of Lustre!

LAD’14 – Lustre Administrators and Developers Workshop

By jfranklin

September 22-23, 2014
Domaine Pommery, Reims – France

Organized by EOFS and OpenSFS in collaboration with the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne

LAD’14 will take place in Reims, France, at Domaine Pommery during two days, on September 22-23, 2014. This will be a great opportunity for worldwide Lustre administrators and developers to gather and exchange their experiences, developments, tools, good practices and more!

Reims is reachable by train from Paris downtown and CDG Airport in about 45 minutes by the TGV, France’s high speed rail line.

We are waiting for your registration and presentation proposal!

WEB PAGE
Please use the following link to keep updated on LAD’14 agenda and logistics:

http://www.eofs.org/?id=lad14

PRESENTATIONS
We are inviting community members to send proposals for presentations at this event. No proceeding is required, just an abstract of a 30-min (technical) presentation.
Please send this to lad@eofs.eu before July 25th, 2014.

Topics may include (but are not limited to): site updates or future projects, Lustre administration, monitoring and tools, Lustre feature overview, Lustre client performance (hot topic ;-), benefits of hardware evolution to Lustre (like SSD, many-cores…), comparison between Lustre and other parallel file systems (perf. and/or features), Lustre and Exascale I/O, etc.

REGISTRATION
Registration for the workshop is now open (early-bird rate):

http://lad.eofs.org/register.php

We also recommend booking your hotel in downtown Reims as soon as possible.

SOCIAL EVENT
On Monday evening, there will be a guided visit of Pommery Champagne cellars followed by a social dinner on site. A limited number of spouses can attend too (on a first-come, first-served basis). Register quickly!

SPONSORS
This event is organized thanks to the following generous sponsors:
CEA, DataDirect Networks and Intel

We expect more sponsors to be confirmed soon. Please contact stephane.thiell@cea.fr if your company wants to sponsor LAD.

For any other information, please contact lad@eofs.eu