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HPSS Services   :    HPSS User Forum 2020

The virtual HUF will be held on the following dates:

October 1, 2 (Week 1)
October 8, 9 (Week 2)
October 15, 16 (Week 3)

Each set of presentations will be given twice, once at 8am CDT and once at 5pm CDT. This may be a mixture of live presentations, pre-recorded material, and replayed presentations. Most presentation slots are 30 minutes long (please allow a few minutes for questions).

Venue

The HPSS Slack community will be used for discussion during the HUF. This includes questions / discussion / etc.
The virtual HUF will be presented via Webex. Registration with Webex will be required to attend. HUF invitations have been sent out via the HPSS community Slack channel and the HPSS site reflector. We encourage all users to attend.

Price

There will be no cost to attend the virtual HUF event this year.

Session Start Times

Each event will be open at least 10 minutes prior to the first presentation slot -- please join early!
Early session (session 1, 2 hours)
  • 6:00 am Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
  • 8:00 am Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)
  • 2:00 pm GMT Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00)
  • 10:00 pm Japan Time (Tokyo, GMT+09:00)
Late session (session 2, 2 hours)
  • 3:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
  • 6:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
  • 11:00 pm GMT Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00)
  • 7:00 am Japan Time (Tokyo, GMT+09:00)

Agenda

Week 1: October 1, 2020
  • HPSS Executive Committee Outlook
    Todd Heer, LLNL
    8am CDT / 5pm CDT
  • HPSS Release Roadmap -- Restricted to HPSS Community members
    Michael Meseke, IBM
    8:30am CDT / 5:30pm CDT
  • HPSS 9.1 Features -- Restricted to HPSS Community members
    Michael Meseke, IBM
    9am CDT / 6pm CDT
  • HPSS Developer Q&A
    HPSS Developers
    9:30am CDT / 6:30pm CDT
Week 1: October 2, 2020
  • HPSS Storage Broker (Treefrog)
    Jim Gerry, IBM
    8am CDT / 5pm CDT
  • Buffered Tape Marks Deep Dive
    Samir Shende, LLNL
    9am CDT / 6pm CDT
  • Rumbler and Related Topics
    Herb Wartens, LLNL
    9:15am CDT / 6:15pm CDT
  • Starfish -- Restricted to HPSS Community members
    Jacob Farmer, Starfish
    9:45am CDT / 6:45pm CDT
Week 2: October 8, 2020
  • SSC Site Presentation
    Tarak Patel, SSC
    8am CDT / 5pm CDT
  • Tape Aggregation Futures
    Jim Minton, LLNL
    8:30am CDT / 5:30pm CDT
  • Spectra Logic Deployment and Software Update
    Eric Carbonneau, LLNL
    9am CDT / 6pm CDT
  • Spectra Logic Vendor Presentation -- Restricted to HPSS Community members
    Matt Starr, Spectra Logic
    9:30am CDT / 6:30pm CDT
Week 2: October 9, 2020
  • IBM Tape Drive Vendor Presentation -- Restricted to HPSS Community members
    Ed Childers, IBM
    8am CDT / 5pm CDT
  • IBM Tape Library Vendor Presentation -- Restricted to HPSS Community members
    Ed Childers, IBM
    8:30am CDT / 5:30pm CDT
  • NERSC Site Presentation
    Kristy Kallback-Rose, Nick Balthaser, Wayne Hurlbert, NERSC
    9am CDT / 6pm CDT
  • System Test Team Update
    Josh Hebert, IBM
    9:30am CDT / 6:30pm CDT
Week 3: October 15, 2020
  • ECMWF Site Presentation
    Jessica Orban and Stephen Richards, ECMWF
    8am CDT / 5pm CDT
  • NOAA CLASS Site Presentation
    Alan Hall, NOAA CLASS
    8:30am CDT / 5:30pm CDT
  • NERSC and GHI
    Lisa Gerhardt, NERSC
    9am CDT / 6pm CDT
  • Birds of a Feather Topics
    All
    9:30am CDT / 6:30pm CDT
Week 3: October 16, 2020
  • HPSS Support Update -- Restricted to HPSS Community members
    Thuy Tran, IBM
    8am CDT / 5pm CDT
  • KIT Site Presentation & HUF 2021
    Doris Ressmann, KIT
    8:30am CDT / 5:30pm CDT
  • HPSS Burning Issues -- Restricted to HPSS Community members
    Jessica Orban & Jon Procknow
    9am CDT / 6pm CDT
HUF invitations have gone out via the HPSS community Slack channel and the HPSS site reflector.

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Come meet with us!
HPSS @ STS 2021
The 3nd Annual Storage Technology Showcase is in the planning stage, but HPSS expects to support the event in March of 2021. Check out their web site - Learn More. We expect an update later in 2020.

HPSS @ ISC21
The 2021 international conference for high performance computing, networking, and storage will be in Frankfurt, Germany from June 27th through July 1st, 2021 - Learn More. Come visit the HPSS folks at the IBM booth and contact us if you would like to schedule a face-to-face meeting with us in Frankfurt.

2021 HUF
The 2021 HPSS User Forum (HUF) is being hosted by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Karlsruhe, Germany from September 27th through September 30th, 2021. This is a great place to meet HPSS users, collaboration developers and testers (from IBM and DOE Labs), support folks, and leadership. More details coming soon.

HPSS @ SC21 - VIRTUAL
The 2021 international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis will be in St. Louis, MO from November 15th through 18th, 2021 - Learn More. As we do each year, we are scheduling and meeting with customers via IBM Single Client Briefings. Please contact your local IBM client executive or contact us to schedule a HPSS Single Client Briefing to meet with the IBM business and technical leaders of HPSS.

What's New?
HPSS 9.2 Release - HPSS 9.2 was released on May 11th, 2021 and introduces eight new features and numerous minor updates.

Atos Press Release - Atos boosts Météo-France’s data storage capacity to over 1 exabyte in 2025 to improve numerical modeling and climate predictions. Want to read more?

HUF 2020 - The HPSS User Forum was hosted virtually at no cost in October 2020.

HPSS 9.1 Release - HPSS 9.1 was released on September 24th, 2020 and introduces a few new features.

HPSS 8.3 Release - HPSS 8.3 was released on March 31st, 2020 and introduces one new feature and many minor changes.

HPSS 8.2 Release - HPSS 8.2 was released on December 6th, 2019 and introduces a few new features.

New Globus DSI - Version 2.9 of the HPSS DSI is now available from the GitHub release page. It provides the capability to resume interrupted Globus transfers.

Lots Of Data - In November 2019 IBM/HPSS delivered a system to a customer in Canada and demonstrated a sustained tape ingest rate of 11,574 MB/sec (1 PB/day peak tape ingest) while simultaneously demonstrating a sustained tape recall rate of 8,832 MB/sec (791 TB/day peak tape recall). HPSS pushed four 13-frame IBM TS4500 tape libraries (scheduled to house over 500 PB of tape media) to 2,168 mounts/hour.

HPSS 8.1 Release - HPSS 8.1 was released on October 1st, 2019 and introduces a few new features.

July 2019 - Argonne Team Breaks Record for Globus Data Movement from the Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to HPSS tape.

Capacity Leader - ECMWF (European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts) has a single HPSS namespace with over 556 PB spanning over 405 million files.

File-Count Leader - LLNL (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) has a single HPSS namespace with over 63 PB spanning 1.525 billion files.

Explosive data growth - HPSS Collaboration leadership from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) helped author the "NERSC Storage 2020" report, and NERSC trusts HPSS to meet their immediate and long term data storage challenges.

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