September 22-23, 2014 - France
Domaine Pommery, Reims

EOFS and OpenSFS are organizing the fourth European Lustre Workshop, called Lustre Administrators and Developers Workshop. It will take place in Reims, at Domaine Pommery during 2 days, 22nd and 23rd of September, 2014.
This will be a great opportunity for LustreTM worldwide administrators and developers to gather and exchange their experiences, developments, tools, good practices and more.

Check last year LAD to see content and events of 2013 session.


This will be a two days event, starting from Monday, September 22nd, 2014 in the morning, to Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 in the afternoon.

  • Presentations proposal deadline: July 25th, 2014.
  • End of early bird rate: August 24th, 2014
  • End of registration: September 12th, 2014
  • Workshop: September 22-23rd, 2014


LAD'14 Program Committee:

EOFS and OpenSFS community representative members.

Last updated: September 18th, 2014

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

9:00 - 9:15 : Complimentary shuttle bus from Reims Centre Train Station (Gare de Reims) to Domaine Pommery.

Warning: Proper ID required and you MUST be registered to the workshop to take the bus.

9:00 : Registration and coffee

10:00 : Welcome

10:30 : Lustre Releases, Peter Jones, Intel

11:00 : Transactional, Small File, and Metadata Performance and Scalablility in Lustre 2.5: A Comprehensive Survey, Shuichi Ihara, James Coomer, Robert Triendl, DataDirect Networks

11:30 : Lustre at DLS, Sysadmin Experience, Dave Bond, Diamond Light Source Ltd, UK

12:00 : NCI site update (Lustre-HSM projects), Daniel Rodwell, National Computational Infrastructure, Australia

12:30 : Lunch

14:00 : Challenges in making Lustre systems reliable, Roland Laifer, KIT, Germany

14:30 : Testing Lustre for robustness and scalability, Cory Spitz and Chris Horn, Cray

15:00 : Testing Lustre with Xperior, Roman Grigoryev, Xyratex

15:30 : Analyzing and Predicting LBUG's with a Hidden Markov Model, Thomas Stibor, GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, Germany

16:00 : Coffee Break

16:30 : Lustre & SELinux: in theory and in practice, Sébastien Buisson, Bull

17:00 : Fujitsu's Lustre contributions, Kenichiro Sakai, Fujitsu Ltd.

17:30 : Lustre Features and Ongoing Development, Andreas Dilger, Intel

18:00 : End of first day

18:30 : Social Event: Pommery cellar group visit

19:30 : Social Dinner at Villa Demoiselle-Lucas Carton® (same site)

23:00 - 0:00 : Complimentary shuttle bus to downtown Reims (Reims Centre Train Station / Gare de Reims)

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

8:30-8:45 : Complimentary shuttle bus from Reims Centre Train station (Gare de Reims) to Domaine Pommery.

9:00 : Opening of the second day - Coffee

9h30 : Building a CIFS/NFS Gateway to Lustre, Chris Gouge, Xyratex

10:00 : Monitoring the whole thing! - integration monitoring sources from clusters, Lustre and fabric, Dr. Erich Focht, NEC HPC Europe, Stuttgart, Germany

10:30 : Scalable changelog distribution, Henri Doreau, CEA, France

11:00 : Coffee break

11:30 : Exascale: A Long Look at Lustre Limitations, Nathan Rutman, Xyratex

12:00 : Adopting Fast Forward features for use in Lustre, Eric Barton, Intel

12:30 : Lunch

14:00 : Experiments with IO Proxies over Lustre, Grégoire Pichon, Bull

14:30 : The current status of the adoption of ZFS as backend filesystem for Lustre: an early evaluation, Gabriele Paciucci, Andrew C Uselton and Zhiqi Tao, Intel

15:00 : ZFS improvements for HPC, Johann Lombardi, Intel

15:30 : Performance Comparison of Lustre and HDFS for MR Applications, Rekha Singhal, Gabriele Paciucci and Mukesh Gangadhar, Tata Consultancy Services

16:00 : Coffee & Wrap up

16:30 - 17:30 : Complimentary shuttle bus from Domaine Pommery to Reims Centre Train station (Gare de Reims)


Registration is now closed.

Any questions? Contact us at lad(at)


Domaine Pommery, Reims

LAD'14 will be held in Domaine Pommery, located in Reims (45 minutes from Paris by high speed train):

Link to book TGV (French high speed train) tickets (1st class recommended):


Click on the left map to get an overview of LAD'14 location vs. Reims Downtown. We suggest you to take an hotel in downtown like the following ones (but not only): Hotel de la Paix, Mercure Reims Centre, Campanile Reims Centre...

Expect a 30 minute walk from downtown to the workshop location. Or you can take one free shuttle that will be provided for LAD participants in the morning from downtown Reims Train station to Domaine Pommery.

Warning: There are two train stations in Reims:

  • Reims Centre Train Station / Gare de Reims Centre (shown in map)
  • Champagne-Ardenne TGV Train Station (8 km from Reims, you have to take a taxi or a bus to downtown Reims)

Social Event

Champagne Cellars

On Monday evening, a guided visit of Pommery Champagne cellars will be organized followed by a social dinner.

A limited number of spouses can attend this event. Please use the dedicated checkbox during registration (availabilities for spouses are on a first-come, first-served basis).

Special shuttle service will be freely available to get you back downtown Reims after the dinner. Most of the hotels are located there.

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