LAD 14

DateSeptember 22-23, 2014
VenueDomaine Pommery, Reims, France

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 Lustre™ worldwide administrators and developers to gather and exchange their experiences, developments, tools, good practices and more.


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 deadlineJuly 25th, 2014
End of early bird rateAugust 24th, 2014
End of registrationSeptember 12th, 2014
WorkshopSeptember 22-23rd, 2014


NEW: LAD’14 Video Gallery on

LAD’14 Program CommitteeEOFS and OpenSFS community representative members.

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

  • 9:00 – 9:15 : Complimentary shuttle bus from Reims Centre Train Station (Gare de Reims) to Domaine Pommery.
  • 9:00 : Registration and coffee
  • 10:00 : Welcome – Stéphane Thiell, CEA
  • 10:15 : Welcome – Arnaud Renard, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne
  • 10:30 : Lustre Releases – Peter Jones, Intel
  • 11:00 : Lustre Metadata Fundamental Benchmark and Performance – Shuichi Ihara, DataDirect Networks Japan, Inc.
  • 11:30 : Lustre at DLS, Sysadmin Experience – Dave Bond, Diamond Light Source Ltd, UK
  • 12:00 : NCI site update / Lustre HSM, – 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 XperiorRoman Grigoryev, Xyratex
  • 15:30 : Analyzing and Predicting LBUG’s with a Hidden Markov ModelThomas 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 : Intel Features and Future 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
  • 9:30 : Building a CIFS/NFS Gateway to Lustre – Chris Gouge, Xyratex
  • 10:00 : Lustre & Cluster – monitoring the whole thing – Dr. Erich Focht, NEC HPC Europe, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 10:30 : Scalable changelogs distribution with CLAP – Henri Doreau, CEA, France
  • 11:00 : Coffee break
  • 11:30 : Exascale: A Long Look at Lustre Limitations – Nathan Rutman, Xyratex
  • 12:00 : Leveraging Fast Forward Collectives To Improve Lustre* RAS – 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 file system 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 Intel Enterprise Edition of Lustre* and HDFS for MapReduce 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)


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

5, place Général Gouraud
51100 Reims

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

Hotels / Shuttle bus

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 the TER train, a taxi or a bus to downtown Reims) If you want, you can take shuttle buses that will come pickup LAD’14 participants at “Cour de la Gare” at the Reims Train station (downtown):

  • 9:00AM on Monday, September 22
  • 8:30AM on Tuesday, September 23

Social Event

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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