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Thursday, March 6 • 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Systems Infrastructure, Facilities and Visualization: OpenSFS and Lustre* file system development: past, present and future, Richard Henwood, Intel

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The community around the open source Lustre* file system is steadily moving forward. Today seven of the top ten fastest machines in the world have a Lustre file system and a new release of Lustre software is produced every six months. Central to this effort is OpenSFS who over the last three years have supported the ongoing Lustre community releases and feature developement through funding efforts. Intel's High Performance Data Division has a number of on-going feature development projects with OpenSFS to enhance and extend the Lustre file system. This presentation provides a context and motivation to some completed projects such as multi-core support, multiple metadata servers and FSCK along with performance measurements and use cases. A number of new development projects are currently underway; replication, data on metadata server. These projects will be discussed along with use cases. [From the OpenSFS website] OpenSFS is a nonprofit organization founded in 2010 to advance Lustre development, ensuring it remains vendor-neutral, open, and freely downloadable. OpenSFS participants include vendors and customers who employ the world’s best Lustre file system experts, implementing and supporting Lustre solutions across HPC and commercial enterprises. OpenSFS actively promotes the growth, stability and vendor neutrality of the Lustre file system. * Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

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Keith Gray

Manager, High Performance Computing, BP
Keith Gray is Manager of High Performance Computing for BP. The HPC Team supports the computing requirements for BP’s Advanced Seismic Imaging Research efforts. This team supports one of the largest Linux Clusters dedicated to research in Oil and Gas. Mr. Gray graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in geophysics, and has worked for BP and Amoco since 1985. He was listed in HPCWire’s People to Watch 2006.

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Thursday March 6, 2014 1:00pm - 1:20pm
BRC 103 Rice University 6500 Main Street at University, Houston, TX 77030

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