Program

The Program is finalized, and as you can see from the schedule below, we have great speakers and many of the presentations are inline with the main theme for the 2015 conference:
“Best Practices for Managing, Operating, Monitoring, and Supporting HPSS Installations”.

It’s time to elaborate on your presentations, beyond the brief descriptions on the initial abstract submission phase. There are only a few days left until the conference, and we are all looking forward to your talk. We ask that you please mind the time allocated to you, and size the slide deck and contents accordingly: … Continue reading Presentations

Wi-Fi Access
We have created a “Eaton Meeting″ Access Point for the conference room. Just get a browser on your devices and open a generic website, say www.bbc.com. Once you see the sign-on page, just input this code “HUF2015″ and get connected to the Internet. For the remainder of the meeting duration there is no need to go through the sign-on page.


Monday September 28th
08:00 | On Site Registration and Breakfast
09:00 | Opening Remarks – Jaime Pinto
09:10 | Guest Speaker – Daniel Gruner, PhD – CTO Software of SciNet: Introduction to HUF attendees
09:30 | Keynote Speaker – Eng Lim Goh, PhD – CTO of SGI: Trends in high performance computing
10:30 | Break
10:50 | METEO FR – Transition from DMF to HPSS, STORM and hpsscentral – Francois Jac
11:30 |  ***Advanced Technology, including Cloud integration with HPSS – Jim Gerry – IBM Houston
12:30 | Lunch
13:30 | Sandia – Data Transfer Tools Used by SNL and the Tri-Labs – Mike Martinez
13:50 | Sandia – Uncovering Bottlenecks in Data Transfer using LDMS – Mike Martinez
14:10 | Globus as a User Interface to HPSS at NCSA and Beyond – Steve Tuecke
15:00 | Break
15:20 | LANL – Dumping the old HPSS conversion scripts in favor of Q Replication – M’hamed Jebbanena
15:50 | SciNet – Early experiences with the SME & HPSS integration – Jaime Pinto / Kamran Yousaf
16:20 | Spectra Logic -Matthew T. Starr | Chief Technology Officer
17:20 | End of Day
18:00 | Bus to CN Tower
18:30 | Dinner @ 360 Restaurant / CN Tower

Monday Highlights


Tuesday September 29th
08:00 | Breakfast
09:00 | Standard HPSS Support update – Rick Jaworski – IBM Houston
09:30 | ***How we’re addressing HA including HADR – Jonathan Procknow –  IBM Houston
10:30 | Break
10:50 |  ***DB2 Recovery Lessons Learned – Dave Boomer – IBM Houston
11:30 | ***Update on v8 work – Dave Boomer – IBM Houston
12:00 | ***BoF – New site resources page – Jim Gerry
12:30 | Lunch
13:30 | Guest Speaker – Mike Fisher, Oracle:Thinking about storing petabytes in the cloud? Consider the options.
14:10 | CEA – Lustre HSM integration – Thomas Leibovici
14:30 | ORNL – Embedded Movers – Jason W. Anderson
15:00 | Break
15:20 | KIT – First experiences with Power8 mover nodes – Jonathan Hermann
15:40 | LLNL – Tape is Slow or How I Learned to Love Tape Ordered Recall – Geoff Cleary
16:00 | IN2P3 – Monitoring HPSS at our facility – Pierre-Emmanuel Brinette
16:20 | Oracle – April Alstrin, PhD. – Director, StorageTek Tape Drive Engineering
17:20 | End of Day
18:00 | Bus to the Beer Hall
18:30 | Dinner @ The Mill Street Beer Hall

Tuesday Highlights


Wednesday September 30th
08:00 | Breakfast
09:00 | Invited Speaker – Arthur S. “Buddy” Bland – The CORAL deployment, the simulation environment at ORNL and the requirements that we see for HPSS in this timeframe.
10:00 | BoF – Configuration Management Tools for HPSS Systems – Kristy Kallback-Rose
10:30 | Break
10:50 | IU – Fusion IO MLC adapter, GHI POC, Globus – Kristy Kallback-Rose
11:10 | GHI – Alan Giddens – IBM Houston
11:50 | KEK – HPSS/GHI towards the next generation of storage system – Koichi Murakami
12:10 | MPCDF (formerly RZG) – Experience with GHI – Manuel Panea
12:30 | Lunch
13:30 | ***DB2 Futures – Matt Huras from – IBM Toronto (co-hosted by Dave Boomer)
14:00 | ***Development Topics, including Roadmap – Michael Meseke – IBM Houston
15:00 | Break
15:20 | IBM – Matt Drahzal Product Strategy/Market Management – IBM Technical Computing
16:20 | DKRZ – AIX-to-Linux, repack, quota, visualization – Wolfgang Stahl
16:50 | SciNet – Repack Utilities for v7.4.3 – Jaime Pinto
17:00 | JAXA – J-SPACE archival system user support – FUJITA, Naoyuki
17:20 | End of Day
18:00 | Free evening

Wednesday Highlights


Thursday October 1st
07:30 | Breakfast will be held at the Market Garden – the restaurant opposite the Bay Street entrance of the hotel.
empty We’ll will be at the entrance to distribute breakfast vouchers, which are valid only for the Express Breakfast.
empty Extra items like fruit smoothies, etc., must be paid by the guests, but such items should not be necessary.
09:00 | Bus from the Eaton Chelsea Hotel to Niagara.
empty We should board the buses at the Bay street entrance at 9AM sharp if we are to stay on schedule.
10:50 | Welland Canal (Quick Stopover)
11:30 | Guide wine tasting tour at the Inniskillin Niagara Estate
13:10 | Sightseeing Bus Tour of the Niagara Region
14:00 | Express Lunch and free time
15:20 | Hornblower Boat Tour of Niagara Falls and free time
17:30 | Bus from  Niagara Falls to the Eaton Chelsea Hotel
19:30 | Free evening


Friday October 2nd
07:30 | Breakfast
08:30 | Guest Speaker – Fred Moore, President of Horison: Tape. New Game. New Rules. 2015!
09:30 | NASA – HPSS at Langley Research Center – Tim P. Starrin
09:50 | NERSC – Why a heap of cache won’t make you happy – Jason Hick
10:10 | ECMWF – Reducing disk cache size by using multiple disk storage classes – Francis Dequenne
10:30 | Break
10:50 | BNL – Usage and Error monitoring of tape subsystems – David Yu
11:10 | KIT – Why long time storage does not equate to archive – Jos van Wezel
11:30 | BoF – Burning Issues – Kristy Kallback-Rose|Jonathan Procknow
12:30 | BoF Organizing and Technical Program Committee Moving Forward – HUF2016 – Jaime Pinto
13:00 | Wrap up & End of HUF 2015


*** restricted to HPSS Collaboration Sites, i.e. no vendors should be present