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March 6, 2014

LUG 2014 Agenda Announced

BEAVERTON, Ore., March 6 — Open Scalable File Systems (OpenSFS), the premier non-profit organization advancing and coordinating the Lustre file system community, has announced the agenda for the 12thAnnual Lustre User Group (LUG) conference in Miami, Florida. LUG 2014 will provide sessions and panels led by the world’s leading developers, administrators, solution providers, and users of Lustre. Attendees will be able to actively participate in discussing new Lustre features and best practices, helping to build the future of Lustre.

“We expect this 12th annual LUG to have the largest attendance ever, but we are treating it like the very first. We’ve structured the event to allow more time for discussion and collaboration while maintaining an incredibly strong list of topics. This means LUG 2014 will be squarely focused on the community,” said Galen Shipman, OpenSFS Chairman. “Come to Miami and discuss the great advances Lustre has and will continue to make.”

LUG 2014 will be held on April 8-10 at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida. The event will feature 29 sessions over two and a half days on topics including:

  • The inaugural Lustre Annual Report from OpenSFS examining the current status of Lustre in multiple vertical markets spanning the high performance computing, Big Data, and enterprise computing markets, including the drivers and barriers for future adoption.
  • Deep technical presentations from DataDirect Networks, Intel, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), NetApp,  Oakridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC),  TITECH (Japan), and Xyratex.
  • Wide range of technical poster sessions for easy access at any point during the event.

LUG 2014 would not be possible without the support of our Gold sponsors: Cray, DataDirect Networks, Intel, System Fabric Works, and Xyratex; and our Silver sponsors: Aeon Computing and Bull.

Registration for attending and sponsoring LUG 2014 is still open. The full event page, including Registration, the full Agenda, and details on location and lodging, can be found here: http://www.opensfs.org/lug14/

About Lustre

The Lustre file system is an open source parallel file system widely deployed at major computational centers worldwide, including many of the Top500. Currently seven of the TOP10 supercomputing sites, and over 60% of TOP100 sites, utilize Lustre. OpenSFS plays a pivotal role in the open source Lustre community, through roadmap definition, funding of feature releases, and key OpenSFS Working Groups, including the Technical Working Group (TWG) defining new Lustre features and path forward, and the Community Development Working Group (CDWG) coordinating execution of development and releases.

About OpenSFS

Open Scalable File Systems, Inc. is a strong and growing nonprofit organization dedicated to the success of the Lustre file system. OpenSFS was founded in 2010 to advance Lustre, ensuring it remains vendor-neutral, open, and free. Since its inception, OpenSFS has been responsible for advancing Lustre and delivering new releases on behalf of the open source community. Through working groups, events, and ongoing funding initiatives, OpenSFS harnesses the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation and growth of Lustre worldwide.

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Source: OpenSFS