About LUG UK

Hosted alongside CIUK in Manchester, this event brings together the UK Lustre Community, with keynote speakers from Lustre open source contributors, engineers and partners, sharing their experience and technology roadmap updates.

Lustre User Group UK

6th December 2023

14:00 - 17:00 (GMT)
Followed by Networking Reception

Manchester Central Convention Centre

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Featured Speakers

Dr. Robert Esnouf
Director of Research Computing
Dr. Bryan Lawrence
Professor of Weather and Climate Computing
Peter Jones
Director of Engineering


13:30Coffee & Registration
14:00 Dr. Robert Esnouf Director of Research Computing, Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford Welcome
14:10 Dr. Bryan Lawrence Professor of Weather and Climate Computing, University of Reading An Opportunity for Lustre Based Computational Storage
14:30 Student Cluster Challenge Performance analysis of Lustre File Systems
15:40 Dr. Renier Dreyer CEO, Crunchyard Lustre on Azure: Optimizing performance and costs in the cloud
15:55 Peter Jones Senior Director of Engineering, Whamcloud Lustre Community & Roadmap
16:10 Artem Blagodarenko Senior Lustre FS Engineer, Whamcloud Client-Side Data Compression with Lustre
Networking Reception
CIUK Networking Event**

**Lustre User Group UK attendees are invited to attend the pre-CIUK evening networking event on Wednesday 6th December at the Gas Works Brew Bar, 5 Jack Rosenthal St, Manchester M15 4RA.
The event will run from 17:30 until 21:00. Wristbands are required for entry and will be provided at LUG UK.

LUG UK Committee

There will be a meeting of the LUG UK committee meeting from 13:00 before the main sessions, to elect the steering committee and plan for user workshops during 2024. All are welcome to attend.

If you would like to attend the committee meeting, please let us know with a separate email to lug-uk@whamcloud.com to help us with planning.

Other Resources and Events

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Call for Papers

We welcome presentation proposals for the UK Lustre User Group, especially technical presentations to support the performance, security or usability of large-scale Lustre implementations. Session proposals could be for short 10-minute highlights, or for longer in-depth 20-minute technical reviews.


Alternatively, to request information on sponsorship opportunities, contact us at lug-uk@whamcloud.com