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Spectrum Scale Day @ SPXXL (New York) - May 26th, 2016

Spectrum Scale Day @ SPXXL at New York Academy of Medicine https://www.spxxl.org/?q=New-York-City-2016 AGENDA 8:30- 9:00 Registration 9:00- 9:45 Top 10 reasons for upgrading from GPFS 3.5 to Spectrum Scale 4.2.1 9:45-11:00 Panel Discussion: My favorite tool for monitoring/reporting 11:00-11:30 -Break- 11:30-12:30 Problem Determination 12:30-13:30 -Lunch- 13:30-14:00 Site report - AWE 14:00-14:30 Spectrum…

Trip Report: German Expert Workshop – Ehningen March 8+9, 2016

There was the 5th German Spectrum Scale Expert Workshop in Ehningen at the IBM Germany headquarter on March 9+10, 2016. The Expert Workshop is an IBM organized event, though agenda and format are similar to the Spectrum Scale UK User Group Meeting which is upcoming in May. This year we had 200+ attendees, two-thirds of them were customers and partners. One specialty of the German Expert Workshop is that all sessions are in German. However,…

Spectrum Scale User Group (USA) Meeting - June 10th

GPFS/Spectrum Scale Users Group Meeting at Argonne National Lab (ANL) - June 10th. Registration is now open! Reserve your place here (no charge): https://www.regonline.com/Spectrumscalemeeting REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 27, 2016 Thanks to Argonne for hosting this event. Developers and Engineers from IBM will be at the meeting to cover topics, and open dialogue between IBM and customers will be encouraged, as usual no marketing pitches! Spectrum Scale Users Group Meeting Friday, June…

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…