Live Report from LUG 2016 Day 3

Inaside HPC — In this special guest feature, Ken Strandberg offers this live report from Day 3 of the Lustre User Group meeting in Portland.
Moving and copying data was the topic of the first two presentations today. Frederick Lefebvre and Simon Guilbault from Calcul Quebec reported on their work on CopyTool for HSM on Lustre. Their users asked for cheaper tiers of storage while still being able to run parallel jobs. Their tool includes local tiers of low-cost storage and leverages Amazon S3. CopyTool enables automatic, policy-driven data transfer from Lustre’s parallel file systems to cheaper object storage.