LUG 2018

When: The 2018 Lustre User Group (LUG) conference will be held April 24-26, 2018 at Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, Illinois, sponsored by Globus.
*April 23, 2018 – Developer Day & Hackathon
*April 24-26, 2018 – LUG Meeting

Why you should attend: As always, LUG provides technical sessions on the latest Lustre developments and best practices, while providing opportunities to share information, network, and collaborate with your peers. The OpenSFS Board election results will also be announced. Download the LUG 2017 presentations.

Support LUG 2018: Is your company interested in sponsorship? LUG 2018 brings together over 200 Lustre attendees. Sponsorship options include onsite presence, social events, meals, and speaking opportunities. Contact us to learn more.

To recap:

  • Who: Over 200 Lustre users and industry peers
  • What: LUG 2018, the industry‚Äôs premier venue on Lustre and other open source file systems
  • When: April 24-26, 2018
  • Where: Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Avenue, Argonne, Il 60439 – TCS Building 240 (Google Maps)

We hope to see you there! If you have questions or would like to support LUG 2018, please feel free to email us at

Call for Participation

The LUG Program Committee is particularly seeking presentations on:

  • Experiences running the newer community releases (2.10+)
  • Experiences using the new Lustre features (DNE2, SSK, UID/GID mapping, Project Quotas, Multirail LNET, PFL, etc.)
  • Best practices and practical experiences in deploying, monitoring, and operating Lustre
  • Pushing the boundaries with non-traditional deployments

Submission Guidelines
You only need an abstract for the submission process; we will request presentation materials once abstracts are reviewed and selected. Abstracts should be a minimum of 250 words and should provide a clear description of the planned presentation and its goals. All LUG presentations will be 30 minutes (including questions).

The abstract submission deadline is February 16, 2018, midnight (PT).

The submission web page for LUG 2018 is available at

You will need to create a user account on EasyChair if you don’t already have one. Please visit the Easy Chair website for detailed submission guidelines:


Online registration for LUG18 is now open. Register before March 15 to save over $50.

Registration fees
$499 up to March 15 (early bird)
$550 up April 13 (regular)
$750 after April 13 (late)
Registration cancellations received by April 13th are eligible for a refund

Hotel Information

The Chicago Marriott Southwest @ Burr Ridge is the designated host hotel for 2018 LUG. Developer Day, the Hackathon and the Welcome Reception will be held here while the main meeting will be held at Argonne National Laboratory.

Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge
1200 Burr Ridge Parkway, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Hotel Direct Line 630-986-4100

Please join us at the host hotel by clicking here to make your reservation no later than April 1, 2018.

Both Aloft and Marriott Southwest Chicago at Burr Ridge offer shuttle service within a 5 mile radius.


Argonne is easily accessible by car or public transportation from downtown Chicago, as well as from Chicago’s two airports. Rental Cars are available at both major airports. If you prefer using a car service, a1limousine, Lyft, and Uber are a few options.

To reach Argonne from O’Hare International Airport, take I-294 south to I-55. Exit west on I-55 (toward St. Louis) and continue for about four miles to Cass Avenue. Exit south on Cass and turn right at the Argonne sign on Northgate Road, immediately south of I-55. Follow Northgate Road to the Argonne Information Center.

To reach Argonne from Midway Airport, take Cicero Avenue north to I-55. Enter I-55 south and continue for about 14 miles to Cass Avenue. Exit south on Cass and turn right at the Argonne sign on Northgate Road, immediately south of I-55. Follow Northgate Road to the Argonne Information Center.