Past Events

OpenSFS organizes and sponsors multiple open source file system events throughout the year. We pull together Lustre® file system superstars and move forward roadmap discussions. Below are prior events OpenSFS has participated in. Visit our list of upcoming events and mark your calendars to come meet with us!

Lustre User Group (LUG) Conference – May 30-June 2, 2017 – Bloomington, Indiana

The Lustre® User Group (LUG) conference is the industry’s primary venue for discussion and seminars on the Lustre parallel file system and other open source file system technologies.
Dates: May 30-June 2
Location: Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
For more information, including registration, speaking opportunities, and travel details, please visit the LUG 2017 web page.

Rice Oil and Gas HPC Conference – March 15-16, 2017 – Houston, TX

OpenSFS participated in the “Disruptive Technology” session at the Rice Oil and Gas HPC Conference on March 15, 2017. For more information on the agenda and conference, please visit the event web site.

OpenSFS Reloaded
Date: March 15, 2017
Time: 3:00-3:30pm
Location: Room 103BRC

Speaker: Shawn Hall, BP

SuperComputing – November 13-18, 2016 – Salt Lake City, Utah

OpenSFS will returning to SuperComputing with a Birds of a Feather (BoF) session. Join us on Tuesday, November 15th for the Lustre Community BOF: Lustre Deployments for the Next 5 Years.
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Location: 255-BC

Description: Lustre is the leading open-source file system for HPC. Since 2011 Lustre has transitioned from a single vendor focus to a community developed file system with world-wide contributors. Lustre is now more widely used and in more mission-critical installations than ever. Lustre currently supports many HPC infrastructures scientific research and financial services, oil and gas, advanced manufacturing, and visual effects. At the Lustre BOF, the worldwide community of developers, administrators, and solution providers will gather to discuss recent developments, such as Progressive File Layouts (PFL) and the ability to scale metadata servers (Distributed Namespace), new challenges, and corresponding opportunities.

Interested in more industry sessions at SC’16? The following sessions may be of interest to you:

Lustre Administrator and Developer Workshop (LAD’16) – September 20-21, 2016 – Paris, France

The 6th annual LAD was held in Paris, France at the Marriott Renaissance Trocadero Hotel. This two day event, held September 20-21, 2016, provided a great opportunity for worldwide Lustre administrators and developers to gather and exchange their experiences, developments, tools, good practices and more. For more information visit the LAD’16 webpage.

LUG 2016 – April 5-7 – Portland

The Lustre User Group 2016 (LUG) was held in Portland, Oregon, April 5-7, 2016. Additional details are available on the LUG 2016 web page.

 Lustre Developer Day – April 4 – Portland

The OpenSFS Developer Day was held on April 4th in Portland, Oregon. This event was held in conjunction with the Lustre User Group (LUG) Conference (April 5-7th). More information on the Lustre Developer Day is available on the Developer Day web page..

2nd Lustre Ecosystems Workshop: Enhancing Lustre Support for Diverse Workloads – March 8-9 – Baltimore

This two day event included tutorials and technical paper presentations. The theme of the workshop was to explore improvements in the performance and flexibility of Lustre for supporting diverse workloads. There was no cost to attend, but pre-registration was required and space was limited. For additional information, including the agenda, registration, and paper submissions, visit the workshop web page.

Supercomputing 2015 – November 15-20 – Austin

OpenSFS returned to Supercomputing with two industry BoF sessions. The Lustre Community BoF was standing room only with 140+ attendees!


Lustre Community BoF: Enabling Big Data with Lustre
Tuesday, November 17, 10:30am-12:00pm; Room 15
Session Leaders: Charlie Carroll, Frank Baetke

Lustre is the leading open source file system for HPC. Since 2011 Lustre has transitioned to a community developed file system with contributors from around the world. Lustre is now more widely used and in more mission-critical installations than ever. Lustre supports many HPC and Data Analytics infrastructures including financial services, oil&gas, 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 challenges and opportunities emerging at the intersection of HPC and Data Analytics and how Lustre can continue to support them.

The Future of File Systems and Benchmarking, or Where Are We Going, and How Do We Know We Got There?
Tuesday, November 17 2015, 5:30-7:30pm; Room 13B
Session Leaders: Andrew Uselton, Devesh Tiwari, Ilene Carpenter

This BoF was organized by the OpenSFS Benchmarking Working Group. The goal of this session was to discuss the current state of file system benchmarking practices, to identify the current gaps and to discuss how we can fill those gaps. In particular, we discussed how to correctly, effectively, and efficiently benchmark large-scale storage/file-systems, the possible experimental methodology pitfalls, and how to avoid them.We also discussed the scalability of these practices for future emerging storage devices and beyond-petascale systems. As an outcome, we expect to release a document that will summarize our findings and areas that community needs to focus on.

Lustre Administrators and Developers Workshop 2015

EOFS and OpenSFS organized the fifth European Lustre workshop, Lustre Administrator and Developer Workshop. It took place in Paris, at the Marriott Champs Elysees Hotel, September 22-23, 2015. This event provided a great opportunity for worldwide Lustre administrators and developers to gather and exchange their experiences, developments, tools, good practices, and more.


EOFS and OpenSFS participated in a number of events during this year’s ISC 2015. We hope you were able to stop by and talk Lustre with us during the show. In case you missed us, feel free to contact OpenSFS Administration with any questions:

ISC BoF session: EOFS & OpenSFS: Challenges & Opportunities for Lustre File System within HPC & Big Data

  • Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015; 4:15-5:15pm
  • Location: Booth #210 Messe Frankfurt
  • Speakers: Frank Baetke (HP), Mark Seager (Intel), Hugo Falter (ParTec), Jacques-Charles Lafoucriere (CEA)

Lustre Booth party:

  • Location: Booth 652

OpenSFS Board member Mark Seager and EOFS Director Hugo Falter toasted to a successful event!

Lustre Developer Day April 16

OpenSFS hosted a Lustre Developer Day in Denver, Colorado on April 16, 2015. The event was attended by 35 participants and was held at the Denver Marriott City Center, following the Lustre User Group (LUG) Conference (April 13-15, 2015).

LUG 2015 – April 13-15 – Denver

The Lustre User Group 2015 was held in Denver, Colorado, April 13-15, 2015. Additional details, presentations, and videos are available on the LUG 2015 web page.

International Workshop on The Lustre Ecosystem:
Challenges and Opportunities – March 3-4 – Annapolis, Maryland

Oak Ridge National Laboratory organized an opportunity for the Lustre community to discuss the challenges associated with enhancing Lustre for diverse applications, the technological advances necessary, and the associated ecosystem.


January 22-23, 2015:  Lustre Developer Project Meeting in Livermore, CA

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

Thursday Jan 22: Lustre technical discussion sessions
• Lustre internals presentations (contingent on presenters)
• Lustre development best practices

Friday Jan 23: More technical discussion sessions or Lustre Mini-Hackathon

The mini-hackathon would be an opportunity for developers to break into teams and collaboratively hack on an area of the code that interests them for a day.  Whether or not the mini-hackathon takes place will be based on attendee interest, and on the number or volunteers and topics we have for technical discussion sessions.


The meeting was held at the HPCIC (High Performace Computing Innovation Center) Building on Greenville Road in Livermore, California. This building is on the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) portion of the Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC).

Supercomputing 2014 – November 17-20 – New Orleans

OpenSFS was in New Orleans for Supercomputing 2014 and was proud to host a number of Lustre focused activities during the show. Thanks to everyone who stopped by booth #2524 to visit us on the show floor! A number of attendees took advantage of our Lustre tutorials, Lustre expert Q&A, and joined the community for an evening reception of beer and popcorn.

Our SC’14 BoF produced another strong turn out, with over 100 attendees discussing Lustre as the heart of HPC and Big Data. BoF participants included: Eric Barton, Intel; Chris Morrone, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Nathan Rutman, Seagate Technology; Galen Shipman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

SC14 - OpenSFS booth - discussion1 SC14 - OpenSFS booth - discussion2 SC14 - packed house


SC14 - OpenSFS booth - popcorn SC14 - OpenSFS tchotchkes

PRC Lustre User Group – October 14, 2014 – Beijing

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

This LUG meeting organized by Intel® High Performance Data Team

=> Event summary and presentations available »here.

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

The fourth annual Lustre Administrators and Developers Workshop (LAD) was held in Reims, France, September 22-23, 2014. Lustre administrators and developers gather to exchange their experiences, developments, tools, good practices, and more.

The agenda, slides and videos are now available, thanks to Rich Brueckner, at the »InsideHPC website.

Thanks to our following sponsors for making this event possible:

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

LAD’14 took place in Reims, France, September 22-23 at Domaine Pommery, a True Traditional Champagne House! Domaine Pommery, Reims, FranceReims 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.


ISC14 was held in Leipzig, Germany, June 22-26th. OpenSFS jointly hosted a booth and multiple Lustre sessions. For more information, please see:

InsideHPC has posted two videos regarding Lustre to their website:

Lustre User Group (LUG) 2014

LUG 2014 was held in Miami, April 8-10, 2014.  The annual LUG event provides an opportunity to learn about the latest Lustre developments and interact with the broader Lustre community during three days of informative sessions. This year’s event featured our highest attendance to date! Additional details and presentations are available for download on the LUG 2014 presentations page.

Supercomputing 2013

SC13 - DenverOpenSFS was at Supercomputing 2013 November 17-20 in Denver Colorado. This was the 25th annual Supercomputing conference and exhibition, and the OpenSFS organization was  on the exhibition floor in booth 4125.

Among the activities at the booth were a drawing for Kindle Fire, which drew over 200 entries, and the OpenSFS Passport, a treasure hunt that rewarded visits to all the  OpenSFS partners in return for possibly winning an iPad mini. The Passport program had 37 participants.

But the high point was definitely the booth party, which gave a good number of folks the chance to meet and talk to some the Lustre developers and OpenSFS board members.
Details are at the SC13 events page.
SC13 -OpenSFS Booth

Photos by Jen Franklin


The first annual APAC Lustre User Group (LUG) event was held in China, home of Tianhe-2, currently #1 on the TOP500. A second event was held in Japan, home of the K Computer, #1 in 2011.

Beijing, China – October 15, 2013
Tokyo, Japan – October 17, 2013

On behalf of the global Lustre community, the OpenSFS has led the effort to define the future of the Lustre file system for high-performance computing and big data workloads. Together with leading institutions and vendors, these Lustre User Group (LUG) events are the ideal opportunity for storage managers and IT directors to gather and share their expertise and experiences.

China LUG: Agenda and Presentations 
Proud Gold Sponsor:Intel logo   


Japan LUG:  Agenda and Speakers
Proud Gold Sponsors:

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LAD’13 – Lustre Administrators and Developers Workshop

The third annual Lustre Administrators and Developers Workshop (LAD) was held in Paris, France, September 16-17, 2013. Lustre administrators and developers gathered to exchange their experiences, developments, tools, good practices, and more.

International Supercomputing 2013

ISC13 was held in Leipzig, Germany, June 16-20th. OpenSFS jointly hosted a booth and numerous OpenSFS/Lustre sessions:

      • Tuesday, June 18: Lustre Birds of a Feather Session (3:30-5:30pm)
        – Community introduction: Galen Shipman, OpenSFS, and Hugo Falter, EOFS
        – Fastforward project, Eric Barton, Intel
        – Lustre Marketing Asset Acquisition and Update, Michael K. Connolly, Xyratex
        – Lustre Releases and Feature Panel: Peter Jones, Intel (moderator)
      • Wednesday, June 19: Lustre Breakfast Panel (7:15-8:45am)
        – Moderated by Frank Baetke, HP
        – Panelists included Aurélien Degrémont, CEA; Barry Bolding, Cray; Jeff Denworth, DDN; Klaus Wolkersdorfer, FZJ; Mark Seager, Intel; Bronis de Supinski, LLNL; Galen Shipman, OpenSFS / ORNL; Tommy Minyard, OpenSFS / TACC; Torben Kling-Peterson, Xyratex
      • Wednesday, June 19: OpenSFS and EOFS booth party (4-6pm)
Lustre BoF at ISC'13

Lustre BoF at ISC’13

OpenSFS Booth Party at ISC'13

OpenSFS Booth Party at ISC’13

Lustre User Group (LUG) 2013

LUG 2013 was held in San Diego April 15 – 19, 2013. (Arrival and registration was Monday, April 15, full LUG sessions were Tuesday through Thursday, and departure Friday, April 19th.)