JUNE 18–22, 2017

Session Details

Name: BoF 23: LUSTRE in HPC & Big Data: Experience, Progress & Issues
Time: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
02:45 pm - 03:45 pm
Room:   Kontrast  
Breaks:03:15 pm - 03:45 pm Coffee Break
Speaker:   Frank Baetke, HPE
  Stephen Simms, Indiana University
Abstract:   LUSTRE in HPC and Big Data: Experience, Progress and Issues Session Leaders: Frank Baetke (Hewlett Packard Enterprise, EOFS Chair), Stephen Simms (Indiana University, OpenSFS Chair) LUSTRE is the leading open source parallel file system for HPC. Since 2011 LUSTRE has transitioned to a community developed file system with many contributors from around the world and it is now more widely used in more mission-critical installations than ever. LUSTRE supports HPC and Data Analytics infrastructures beyond its traditional stronghold of scientific research including financial services, energy, manufacturing, life science and digital content creation. At this year’s LUSTRE BoF at ISC 2017 the worldwide community of LUSTRE developers, administrators and solution providers will gather to discuss innovative developments and deployments, the current roadmap and planned new features. A short summary from the LUSTRE users group meeting (LUG 2016) will also be presented. Beyond commercial versions available from solution providers there will be a special focus on experiences and issues with so-called community releases. The community development model has resulted in significant new features, improved stability and broader adoption. The time until new features become available the community release is an issue that will also be discussed. Because LUSTRE is open-source, such a community release is a natural fit for sites looking for a high performance file system without a high price tag. This is particularly the case for smaller sites working with limited hardware and staff.

Targeted Audience
The targeted audience includes all who are involved with commercial or community (open source) based LUSTRE deployments. It includes also all who are contributing or reviewing new features of the source tree. So the ISC 2017 LUSTRE BoF presents a rare opportunity for the worldwide community of users, administrators, developers, and solution providers to meet and discuss how to make LUSTRE even more widely adapted. Based on past experience at ISC 2016 and SC 16 an attendance level around 100 participants will be expected