Monday Sep 28, 2009

This blog just might go on and on too...

Hello Downtown Diner customers! I know I told you guys this branch was closed and it was but I'm re-opening for a one-time special event. You know how Celine Dion keeps saying she's retiring from show business but she re-surfaces again and again? It's kind of like that.

I'm re-opening the blog because something occurred in my life that was work-related \*and\* blog-worthy and on top of all that I managed to take some pictures during the event. Two of my colleagues, Fan Yong and Liang Zhen, presented about the Lustre file system at the Beijing Open Solaris User Group last week. Gina Li was the hostess for the event, which attracted over 60 people. Fan Yong presented about the Lustre product in general and our roadmap, and then Liang Zhen did a deep-dive into the Lustre Network, aka LNET.

I'd like to thank everyone who attended the event. You all showed so much interest and dedication. I know it was a long day - you worked the whole day and then stayed at the user group meeting until 9:00 at night. And you had so many good questions. That was gratifying for us because it showed that the presentations were relevant for you and you cared enough to follow up with 20+ thoughtful questions. We hope to see you at BJOSUG and Lustre events in the future!

Many thanks also to the Beijing Open Solaris User Group for providing this forum and the dinner.

BTW in case you don't know about Lustre - it's Sun’s open-source file system that is used in large and complex computing environments. The product is just seven years old and it's already being used in 15% of the top 500 supercomputers in the world and on six of the top 10 supercomputers. If you want to read more you can check out the Lustre Wikipedia page and if you want to join the Lustre Community please go here.

Here are some pictures from the meeting.

The audience
audience

MC Gina
MC gina

Fan Yong
fan yong

Liang Zhen
liang zhen

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