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LUG 2019 at the University of Houston

LUG 2019 is the industry’s primary venue for discussion and seminars on the Lustre parallel file system and other open source file system technologies. Don’t miss your chance to actively participate in industry dialogue on best practices and emerging technologies, explore upcoming developments of the Lustre file system, and immerse in the strong Lustre community.

The 2019 Lustre User Group (LUG) conference will take place May 14-17 at the Student Center on the campus of the University of Houston, supported by UH’s HPE Data Science Institute (HPE DSI).  Mid-May is a wonderful time of year to visit Houston with pleasant daytime and evening temperatures that allows visitors to take full advantage of all the attractions that the nation’s 4th largest city has to offer.

PRE CONFERENCE EVENTS—Tuesday, May 14

This year’s LUG conference offers two brand new tutorial sessions, included in your registration fee. Space is limited so be sure to register early. The below session content is tentative and subject to change:

Lustre for New Users: 8:00am to 12:00—This session will introduce the Lustre operating platform to new users. It is a hands-on session that will allow users to familiarize themselves with Lustre before the conference begins. Topics to be covered include: Structure of the file system; underlying Filesystem types; how to install; how to configure inet; how to create a Filesystem; how to mount on clients; configuring user mapping; striping and OST pools and much more.

Lustre Day to Day Operations Session for Systems Administrators: 1:00pm to 5:00pm—This session is designed for users already familiar with the Lustre platform and who wish to take their depth of knowledge to the next level. Topics to be discussed are system crashes; LNet configuration/tuning; Luster HA/failover; understanding the Lustre recovery process; Lustre DNE; changing a server NID; writeconf process; adding a new OST; and Lustre monitoring.

Welcoming Reception: 6pm to 9pm—Meet fellow attendees in this event sponsored by Whamcloud

Networking Events:

St Arnolds Brewery: May 15, 6pm to 9pm – St. Arnold Brewing Company is Texas’ oldest craft brewery, founded in 1994. They brew a wide variety of beers, some year-round, some seasonal, and some single batch. We will provide transportation to and from the brewery with stops at the UH Hilton and the downtown conference hotels (Hampton Inn/Homewood Suites). Please join us for this event in the Investor’s Pub, which we have reserved for LUG-2019 attendees.. This event includes an optional tour of the brewery, games, hors d’oeuvres and of course, cold beer.

UH Gameroom Night: May 16, 6pm to 9pm – The UH Gameroom is located in the basement of the Student Center, two floors below our conference location. Join us for an evening of bowling, pool, and ping pong. (There are also video games and an air hockey table available). We will also bring in a Tex-Mex buffet of beef/chicken and grilled vegetable fajitas with all the fixings (guacamole, salsa, sour cream, cheese, rice and beans). We have the entire facility reserved for our exclusive use this evening. This event is event sponsored by HPE Data Science Institute.

DON’T FLY HOME EARLY!! Join us for our final networking event, Friday afternoon after the close of the conference:
Space Center Houston Tour—May 17–1pm to 6pm – Join us for a tour of Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor Center of the NASA Johnson Space Center. The center features more than 400 space artifacts, permanent and travelling exhibits, attractions and theaters—all related to the history and future of America’s manned space flight program. This tour is limited to the first 56 attendees to sign up. It includes bus transportation to and from the Space Center Houston starting from the UH Student Center.

Why you should attend: As always, LUG 2019 will have technical sessions on the latest Lustre developments and best practices, and provide opportunities to share information, network, and collaborate with your peers.

About UH: With over 44,000 students, the University of Houston is also one of the most diverse colleges in the country.  Situated on 667 acres in Southeast Houston, just minutes from downtown, there is much to see and explore nearby, both on and off campus.  The LUG 2019 hotel, the University of Houston Hilton is located directly across the street from the conference venue and is home to the Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management.  Take time to visit the contemporary Blaffer Art Museum, right on campus, where admission is always free.  There is also much to do downtown—visit Discovery Green, take in a Houston Astros baseball game at Minute Maid Park or visit one of the many venues for live music and entertainment the city has to offer.

How you can help: We want to hear from you. Please let us know if there are specific topics you’d like to see covered, if you’d like to participate in agenda development, or if you have an idea for an activity or event.

Support LUG 2019: Is your company interested in sponsorship? LUG19 brings together over 150 Lustre attendees. Sponsorship options include onsite presence, social events, meals, and speaking opportunities. Contact us to learn more. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities at:  http://opensfs.org/events/lug-2019/

Many thanks to our sponsors!