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2019 Lustre User Group Conference

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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.


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 file system environment to new users. It will familiarize users and data center management new to Lustre storage environments with Lustre before the conference begins. The class is not for experienced administrators – they should check out the afternoon session. The class will cover:

  • What is Lustre? Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

  • Architecture of a Lustre storage environment, strategy, building blocks and networking.

  • Installation and Operations. Releases, installation process, operational tasks and performance testing.

  • User and Application interaction with Lustre.

  • References and the Lustre Community.

  • Q&A session.

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 Game room 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.


UH Student Center & Other Locations
Event Cost $750
Amit Amritkar