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The 2022 HPSS User Forum will be an in-person-only event in Houston, Texas. We hope to see you there!

General Information

Duration:
 
Happy Hour + 3.5 days
 
Dates:
 
October 24th - 28th, 2022 (Monday - Friday)
 
Times:
 
Monday: 4:30pm - 6:30pm CDT Happy hour
Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm CDT Presentations with breakfast and lunch
Wednesday:    8:30am - 5:15pm CDT Presentations with breakfast and lunch
Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm CDT Presentations with breakfast and lunch
Friday: 8:00am - 12:15pm CDT    Presentations with breakfast only

 
Delivery Method:
 
In-Person ONLY
 
Language:
 
English
 
Location:
 
3rd Floor Conference Rooms #117 and #118
IBM Corporation, Suite 300
12301 Kurland Drive
Houston, TX 77034
 
Contacts:
 
Thuy Tran: thuy_tran@us.ibm.com   720-396-4724
Ramin Nosrat:   
 
ramin@us.ibm.com
 
832-978-8786
 
Audience: The HPSS User Forum is for the HPSS community comprised of collaboration development, deployment, and industry members.
 
Objectives:
  • Restart HUF events since the last one in 2019.
  • Bring our community together to share experiences, questions, problems, knowledge, plans, etc.
  • Provide HPSS collaboration, software development, support, and related industry updates.
  • Review and update burning issues.

Registraion Information

Registration Deadline:
 
September 16th, 2022
 
Regitration Fee: $350 US
$450 US after registration deadline

Your HUF registration fee will include:
  • Monday happy hour.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the day Tuesday through Thursday and breakfast on Friday.
  • An evening dinner.
  • An HPSS 30th Anniversary shirt.
Fees for the HUF do not include the following:
  • Meals, other than breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the day
  • Lodging
  • Travel Expenses
  • Transportation
  • Anything not included above
People planning to attend the HUF should make travel arrangements ahead of time. Please see contact information below if you have questions about travel, directions, and other logistical information.

Contacts:
 
Thuy Tran: thuy_tran@us.ibm.com   720-396-4724
Ramin Nosrat:    ramin@us.ibm.com 832-978-8786

Registraion, Payment and Cancellation Instructions:

  1. Please email the information in the registration form below to Thuy Tran, thuy_tran@us.ibm.com on or before the registration deadline stated above. Please see contact information below if you have any questions.
  2. Payment methods are: (1) company issued purchase order, (2) company issued check, (3) credit card (American Express, Visa, or MasterCard), or (4) wire transfer. Please indicate the payment method on the registration form below. Based on the payment method, additional payment instructions will be provided to you. Payment must be received no later than two weeks before the HUF begins. If you are with IBM and plan to attend, please let us know and we will share other cost recovery options.
  3. Cancellation Policy: We really hope you do not have to cancel. Cancellations received two weeks before the HUF begins are subject to a cancellation fee of 25%. If there is a need to cancel, please notify Thuy.
  4. No-Show Policy: People who registered for the HUF and fail to attend are subject to a no-show fee of 100%; we are sorry we missed you.

Information Needed:

To register, please e-mail the following information to Thuy Tran, thuy_tran@us.ibm.com


Registration Form

 
Your name  
Country of citizenship  
Company / Site  
Contact number  
Email address (if different)  
Payment method Please indicate which one of the four options work best for you (see above) and we will follow-up with details to complete payment.
Billing address  
Presentation plans Please participate by presenting something like your plans for evolving your HPSS system, challenges you have been having, how users are using HPSS or would like to use it, brilliant things you have done recently with HPSS.
Dietary restrictions  
Shirt size (S, M, L, XL, XXL, 2XL, 3XL)

The 2022 HUF will be held on the following dates:

October 24-28

Venue

IBM Kurland
12301 Kurland Drive, Suite 300
Houston, TX 77034

Planned Agenda

Red shading indicates topics not open to vendors.  

Monday, October 24

Date
Times (CDT)
Presentation/Event Title Presenter, Org.
Oct 24
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Happy hour at Yard House (700 Baybrook Mall Ste D126, Friendswood, TX 77546)

Tuesday, October 25

Date
Times (CDT)
Presentation/Event Title Presenter, Org.
Oct 25
8:30 am
Breakfast
Oct 25
9:00 am
Welcome Message Janaye Montero, IBM
Oct 25
9:15 am
HPSS Executive Committee Outlook Todd Heer, LLNL
Oct 25
10:00 am
Fostering a Positive Collaboration Environment Owen James, LBL
Oct 25
10:15 am
Morning Break
Oct 25
10:30 am
Release Roadmap Michael Meseke, IBM
Oct 25
11:30 pm
JAXA Site Presentation Fujita Naoyuki, JAXA
Oct 25
12:00 pm
Lunch
Oct 25
1:00 pm
NERSC Site Presentation Nick Balthaser, NERSC
Oct 25
1:30 pm
HPSS Recents and Futures Michael Meseke, IBM
Oct 25
3:00 pm
Afternoon Break
Oct 25
3:30 pm
The Joys and Tribulations of Enterprise Tape Drives Francis Dequenne, NERSC
Oct 25
4:00 pm
Site updates: Meteo-France, UTAS (DMF migration), IITM/NCMRWF Samuel Garcia, ATOS
Oct 25
4:30 pm
Restricted Access and Gatekeeper Geoff Cleary, LLNL
Oct 25
5:00 pm
End for the day

Wednesday, October 26

Date
Times (CDT)
Presentation/Event Title Presenter, Org.
Oct 26
8:30 am
Breakfast
Oct 26
9:00 am
HPSS Cloud Tiering Benny Wilbanks, IBM
Oct 26
10:00 am
Deploying HPSS with Ansible, and Running HPSS as hpss (+ a few tools) Jessica Orban, ECMWF
Oct 26
10:30 am
Morning Break
Oct 26
10:45 am
Spectra Logic Presentation, topic TBD Matt Ninesling, Spectra Logic
Oct 26
11:30 am
AWS Tape Gateway Jon Procknow, IBM
Oct 26
12:30 pm
Lunch
Oct 26
1:30 pm
Unified Storage Namespace Todd Heer, LLNL
Oct 26
2:00 pm
Starfish & HPSS Milo Golub, Starfish
Kris Meier, Starfish
Oct 26
2:45 pm
IN2P3 Site Status Pierre-Emmanuel Brinette, IN2P3
Oct 26
3:15 pm
Afternoon Break
Oct 26
3:45 pm
IU site presentation & migrating to new tape libraries Charles McClary, IU
Oct 26
4:15 pm
Visualization and Monitoring in HPSS Greg Thorsness, IBM
Jenny Poling, IBM
Oct 26
4:45 pm
Support Update Jae Kerr, IBM
Oct 26
5:15 pm
End for the day
Oct 26
6:30 pm
Dinner at Perry's & Sons (614 S Friendswood Dr, Friendswood, TX 77546)

Thursday, October 27

Date
Times (CDT)
Presentation/Event Title Presenter, Org.
Oct 27
8:30 am
Breakfast
Oct 27
9:00 am
What Happened to My Nice Little Archive - The Sequel Ramon Williamson, Purdue
Oct 27
9:30 am
SNL Site Update Mike Martinez, SNL
Oct 27
10:00 am
Automated Repacking Tool Sati Thibault Gainche, ATOS
Oct 27
10:30 am
Morning Break
Oct 27
10:45 am
IBM Tape, tape drives Randy Fleenor, IBM
Oct 27
11:30 am
HSI/HTAR Client as a Microservice at NERSC Nick Balthaser, NERSC
Oct 27
12:00 pm
Tapes database tool and MPCDF site presentation Manuel Panea, MPCDF
Oct 27
12:30 pm
Lunch
Oct 27
1:30 pm
RESTful SSM Geoff Cleary, LLNL
Oct 27
2:00 pm
Birds of a Feather Sessions All
Oct 27
3:00 pm
Afternoon Break
Oct 27
3:30 pm
IBM Tape, tape technologies Randy Fleenor, IBM
Oct 27
4:15 pm
Hybrid Cloud Archive Alan Hall, NOAA CLASS
Oct 27
4:30 pm
Developer Round Table HPSS Developers
Oct 27
5:15 pm
End for the day

Friday, October 28

Date
Times (CDT)
Presentation/Event Title Presenter, Org.
Oct 28
8:30 am
Breakfast
Oct 28
9:00 am
Closing Message Janaye Montero, IBM
Oct 28
9:15 am
ASan RPMs Geoff Cleary, LLNL
Oct 28
9:45 am
Reducing HPSS Server Restarts Greg Thorsness, IBM
Oct 28
10:30 am
Morning Break
Oct 28
10:45 am
BNL Site Update Shigeki Misawa, BNL
Oct 28
11:15 am
System Test Update Janaye Montero, IBM
Oct 28
11:30 am
Burning Issues Jon Procknow, IBM
Oct 28
12:30 pm
End for the day

What to expect with the 2022 HUF

We are going back to basics with this event. We’re going to focus on sharing information and experiences related to HPSS without other extracurricular activities that we all have thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated with many past HUFs. We know those activities are valuable, too – they give us an opportunity to see special places unique to the hosting location, provide time to network, reconnect with friends, and talk more deeply about one of our favorite things - HPSS! We are all for doing those things. We are sorry, though, we do not have time to include that level of complexity or expense into the event this year. If we have interest from industry partners to host an outside activity, we will work to incorporate it into the week.

The highlight of the 2022 HUF will be all of you who attend! Please come.

Social Distancing and our Meeting Room

We have a conference room large enough to accommodate 36-40 people comfortably under normal circumstances. Unfortunately, we do not feel we have normal circumstances yet. We understand concerns about social distancing and being around other people. We are planning to arrange the room in a way that allows some people to be seated away from other people (e.g., using every other chair). We expect there are other ways for people to participate and still feel comfortable being in the conference room (e.g., sitting in a chair away from people but without a table). We will do what we can to make sure people are comfortable participating. At this time, masks will not be required but attendees are welcome to wear one. There are COVID- 19 vaccines available that are safe and effective, too.

Attending HUF Sessions

When you are here to attend the HUF, please be aware of how you’re feeling. While we understand you will have gone through much time, effort, and expense to be here, if you do not feel well or something feels different, please consider skipping the event and not coming into the conference room with all the other attendees. Everyone else will be very appreciative of your sensitivity and consideration managing risks of spreading a possible infection. We will make all HUF materials available once the HUF is over.

Event Location, Airports, Recommendations, Getting Around, Directions:

Location and Visitor Information

The 2022 HUF will be held at IBM's HPSS facility located at 12301 Kurland Drive, Suite 300 (3rd floor), Houston, TX 77034.

IBM's facility is on the third floor of the building and is access controlled, so you may have to wait for someone to let you inside. You will need to sign in and out each day, and obtain an IBM visitor badge upon sign-in. Please return your badge when you leave at the end of the day and plan to use it the following day. When in the IBM facility, your assigned IBM visitor badge must always be visible. You will need the badge to access restrooms and conference rooms.

Airports

Houston has two major airports. There is one international airport, George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), which is on the north side of Houston and a 40-70 minute drive from IBM's HPSS facility. The second airport, William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) is much closer to the south side of Houston where we are located and the part of town where we recommend you stay during the HUF.

Lodging Location Recommendations

We do not recommend you stay close to either of the airports because one is super far away and there are better options. We recommend staying in Webster or Nassau Bay or in a hotel close to Bay Area Boulevard and Interstate 45 or NASA Parkway (also known as NASA Road 1) and Interstate 45. Please let us know if you need more assistance with lodging recommendations.

Getting Around

Houston is the fourth most populous city in the United States. It is a very large metropolitan area without a robust mass transit system, but it does have plenty of freeways (and construction) to get around. Car rentals are available at the airports. Taxis, Uber, and Lyft are popular and readily available. If you are interested in sharing a car or transportation with other HUF attendees, please let us know and we will help try to find a match.

Directions

Driving information can be found on the HPSS website under the heading "Directions" (http://www.hpss-collaboration.org/contact_us.shtml). Upon arrival at the building, please plan to register your vehicle and sign-in at the security desk in the building lobby.

Terms:

All HPSS training is offered pursuant to terms and conditions equivalent to those in the General Purpose Commercial Information Technology Equipment, Software, and Services (Schedule 70) Contract # GS-35F-110DA and applicable General Provisions of this schedule.

Contact Information :

For further information regarding the 2022 HPSS User Forum, please contact Thuy Tran at thuytran@us.ibm.com, 720-396-4724 or Ramin Nosrat at ramin@us.ibm.com, 832-978-8786.

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2022 HUF
The 2022 HPSS User Forum (HUF) will be an in-person event scheduled October 24-28, 2022, in Houston, TX. Please check back for registration details. This will be a great opportunity to hear from HPSS users, collaboration developers, testers, support folks and leadership (from IBM and DOE Labs). Please contact us if you are not a customer but would like to attend.

HPSS @ SC22
The 2022 international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis will be in Dallas, TX from November 14th through 17th, 2022 - Learn More. As we have each year (pre-pandemic), 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.

HPSS @ STS 2023
The 4th Annual Storage Technology Showcase has been postponed, but HPSS expects to support the event when it returns. Check out their web site - Learn More.

HPSS @ MSST 2023
The 37th International Conference on Massive Storage Systems and Technology will be in Santa Clara, California in May of 2023 - Learn More. Please contact us if you would like to meet with the IBM business and technical leaders of HPSS at Santa Clara University.

HPSS @ ISC 2023
ISC 2023 is the event for high performance computing, machine learning, and data analytics, and will be in Hamburg, Germany from May 21st through May 25th, 2023 - Learn More. As we have done each year (pre-pandemic), we are scheduling and meeting with folks attending the conference. Please contact us meet with the IBM business and technical leaders of HPSS.

What's New?
Celebrating 30 Years - 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the High Performance Storage System (HPSS) Collaboration.

HPSS 10.1 Release - HPSS 10.1 was released on September 30th, 2022 and introduces fourteen new features and numerous minor updates.

Lots of Data - In March 2022, IBM/HPSS delivered a storage solution to a customer in Canada, and demonstrated a sustained tape ingest rate of 33 GB/sec (2.86 PB/day peak tape ingest x 2 for dual copy), while simultaneously demonstrating a sustained tape recall rate of 24 GB/sec (2.0 PB/day peak tape recall). HPSS pushed six 18-frame IBM TS4500 tape libraries (scheduled to house over 1.6 Exabytes of tape media) to over 3,000 mounts/hour.

HPSS 9.3 Release - HPSS 9.3 was released on December 14th, 2021 and introduces eight new features and numerous minor updates.

HUF 2021 - The HPSS User Forum was hosted virtually at no cost in October 2021.

DOE Announces HPSS Milestone - Todd Heer, Deputy Program Lead, Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Facilities, Operations, and User Support (FOUS), announced that DOE High Performance Storage Systems (HPSS) eclipse one exabyte in stored data.

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?

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

Capacity Leader - ECMWF (European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts) has a single HPSS namespace with over 712 PB spanning over 474 million files.

File-Count Leader - LLNL (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) has a single HPSS namespace with over 75 PB spanning 1.685 billion files.

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