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AUTHOR: Simon Thompson

Independent Spectrum Scale (GPFS) User Group

Meet the Devs Cloud Workshop @Birmingham, UK

Meet the Devs returned this October with a trip to University of Birmingham (OK, so I didn't have to travel very far...). This time, we focussed the day as a workshop on cloud and Spectrum Scale, Dean Hildebrand (IBM Research, Master Inventor, Senior Research Scientist) was in the UK speaking at another event and we were lucky enough to catch him for a meet the devs. We were also joined by John Lewars (IBM, STSM) who…

Looking back at 2015 ...

Well, 2016 has begun, so I thought I'd take a look back at a year with Spectrum Scale. Actually, at the start of 2015, Spectrum Scale wasn't even a term we were using - GPFS or Elastic Storage were the names we all had in our heads. I've heard various rumours about if Elastic Storage was ever meant to be used generally, if it was for the ESS server only, or the code name for the…

GPFSUG @Computing Insight UK

This week was Computing Insight UK (CIUK) (formerly MEW), which is an annual HPC conference organised by STFC. For those not familiar, its like ISC or SC. Just on a much smaller scale - its a very different show to the major international events and I like being able to walk across the show floor (in 2 minutes) and also knowing ~60-70% of the people there... (and playing which sales person has changed vendor this year…

Meet the Devs comes to Scotland

Well, this is the first time I've made it to a meet the devs meeting. And I chose probably the furthest location out from me, Edinburgh. But its the last of the Meet the Devs tour for 2015* and we like to have a User Group exec member present, so an early start and short flight later I was in Edinburgh. Hopefully we'll be back in 2016 with some more meet the dev dates, we've managed…