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Lustre Live Series: Lustre's Secrets, A 2012 Preview

Brent Gorda (CEO, Whamcloud), Robert Gelber (Asst. Editor, HPCwire), Jeff Denworth (VP, DDN)
This webinar will cover highlights of the Lustre roadmap and areas of interest on the business side of the equation. What can managers and technology buyers expect from Lustre? Should you upgrade to Lustre 2.2? What news will come out of the Lustre Users Group (April 23-25)? What are the opportunities for using Lustre in commercial HPC markets moving forward? Bring your toughest Lustre questions - a Q&A session with leading Lustre experts will follow the presentations.
Apr 10 2012
63 mins
Lustre Live Series: Lustre's Secrets, A 2012 Preview
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