Independent Spectrum Scale (GPFS) User Group for Users, SysAdmins, Developers, Integrators and VARs.

Trip Report: Meet the Devs – Oxford February 24, 2016

In January I took over the advocate role for the Spectrum Scale UK user group from Ross Keeping and was asked to join the ‘Meet the Devs’ in Oxford on February 24th, 2016. ‘Meet the Devs’ is an informal meeting with about 20 customers and partners. Typically there are 3-5 topics which will be discussed. This format was new to me, so I was very interested to travel to Oxford. Rick Welp of the IBM Manchester…

Meet the Devs - Oxford

On Feb 24th, the latest iteration of the Spectrum Scale – Meet the Devs took place in Oxford. We met on the Oxford University campus and as always, the meeting was well attended. I had the pleasure of meeting some new members in addition to catching up with a few familiar faces. Simon Thompson, the User Group Chair, introduced three IBMers from the Mainz Germany Lab, Ulf Troppens, Simon Lorenz and Stefan Schmidt. After the introductions by…

GPFS/TSM Day during SPXXL Winter Workshop 2016

(Posted on behalf of Stefano from SPXXL): During February we had a wonderful GPFS Day during the SPXXL Winter Meeting that took place at LRZ in "Garching bei München, Germany". For those who are not familiar, here are a few notes on what SPXXL is and does: SPXXL is a user group for sites which have large installations of IBM or Lenovo equipment. The focus of the SPXXL group is on large-scale scientific/technical computing using…

May 2016 UK User Group

The UK May user group will take place over two days on 17th and 18th May 2016 at the IBM Client Centre in South Bank, London. We'd like to thank IBM and our sponsors for supporting the event and the evening networking/social event on the evening of 17th May 2016. As usual we'll have a packed agenda with speakers from the IBM development teams, user talks as well as technical talks from our sponsors. This…

May User group meeting ... save the date!

The next UK user group meeting will be held on May 17th and 18th 2016. This will be our first venture into a two day event and we still have a fun packed agenda! We'll be opening user registrations in mid March, so check back for registration details and agenda then. We'd like to thank our sponsors from ArcaStream, DDN, IBM, Lenovo, NetApp, Mellanox and OCF for supporting the user group with speakers and supporting the…

Performance Round Table - Round Two

On January 12th, Paul Roberts, Patrick Byrne, Sophie Carsten and I ran a second iteration of performance talks with a small subset of UK Spectrum Scale users. As Paul covered in a previous post, the goal of the meeting was to have an informal chat with these users to gain insights on how they use their clusters, what issues they have concerning their cluster’s performance, and what we can do to help improve the product.…