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


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LAD'14 Program Committee:

EOFS 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 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 : Intel Features and Future DevelopmentAndreas 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 : 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):

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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