HPC Veteran Joins OpenSFS as Community Representative Director

September 21, 2017

Annual Position Coincides with Annual Lustre User Group, Increased Involvement with Major Vendors

Austin, TX – March 11, 2013 – Open Scalable File Systems (OpenSFS), the premier participant-supported, vendor-neutral, non-profit organization supporting and coordinating the High Performance Computing (HPC) open source file system community, is pleased to announce Tommy Minyard, director of Advanced Computing Systems at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), has been elected the Community Representative Director for the 2013 term.

Each year, OpenSFS members elect a Community Representative Director to join the board in governance and stewardship of OpenSFS. The term runs from March to March each year.

“From the early days, TACC has been a major supporter of the work OpenSFS has done leading Lustre and other open source file systems development. I thank the OpenSFS board for this vote of confidence. I really look forward to contributing in this role, squarely focused on the community,” said Tommy Minyard, Director of Advanced Computing Systems at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). “Lustre has come a long way in the past two years, but we need to continue to keep the community in the forefront. The more involvement, the stronger the community gets.”

The OpenSFS Board of Directors has issued the following statement: “As a long time advocate of broadening community participation in the development and support of critical open source technologies, Tommy is well suited for the position. We’re very excited to have him involved in OpenSFS leadership.”

Minyard replaces Stephen Simms from Indiana University (IU) who has served as Community Representative Director for an extremely successful 2012 term. Simms spearheaded a number of major initiatives within OpenSFS including significant expansion of participation in the annual Lustre User Group as program chair in 2012 and again this year while encouraging IU engagement in supporting OpenSFS such as hosting of the OpenSFS testbed and developing OpenSFS promotional materials. The OpenSFS board of directors would like to sincerely thank Simms for his exceptional service as a representative and leader of the OpenSFS community.

About OpenSFS

Open Scalable File Systems is the premier participant-supported, vendor-neutral, non-profit organization supporting and coordinating the High Performance Computing (HPC) open source file system community. We aggregate community resources as the center of collaborative activities. Our technical Working Groups bring in experts from many fields and backgrounds to contribute to roadmap discussions. OpenSFS-sponsored events create opportunities to network directly with the smartest open source file system engineers and business leaders. Our membership provides leverage for messaging and awareness. http://www.opensfs.org/