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Ceph Workshop: Exploring distributed open-source storage for research data

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Join the CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, UCSC’s CROSS and the PRP for Ceph Day at UC Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley Campus.

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Ceph Workshop: Exploring distributed open-source storage for high-volume, high-velocity research data

Join the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute, UCSC’s Center for Research in Open Source Software (CROSS), and the Pacific Research Platform (PRP) for Ceph Day at UC Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley Campus.

Attendees will get an overview of Ceph - what it is and what it’s for, as well as a discussion of cutting-edge Ceph use cases, followed by a hands-on tutorial to become familiar with using Ceph in a Kubernetes-orchestrated cluster. Participants will also learn how to use the basic data access model associated with Amazon S3 API. Audience members should bring their own laptops, but no other specialized skills or equipment are required.

Ceph is a free-software storage platform that supports object-, block- and file-level storage on distributed computing clusters. Ceph was designed to run on commodity hardware, which makes building and maintaining petabyte-scale data clusters economically feasible. Ceph has become the de facto storage solution for large-scale distributed computing clusters, such as CHASE-CI’s Nautilus Cluster (NSF Award #1730158).

Come learn about the scientific and research uses of Ceph on the Pacific Research Platform (NSF Award #1541349) and how it can benefit you and your research!

Agenda:

8:30 am Registration and Light Breakfast

9:00 am Welcome, Camille Crittenden, Executive Director, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

9:15 am Keynote, Scott Brandt, Vice Chancellor for Research, UC Santa Cruz

10:00 am Break

10:15 am Panel: Ceph Futures: Trends and New Technologies

  • Moderator: Carlos Maltzahn, CROSS, UC Santa Cruz
  • Additional speakers to be announced

11:00 am Panel: Practical Case Studies in Ceph Today

  • Moderator: Chris Hoffman
  • Neha Ojha, Redhat
  • Additional speakers to be announced

11:45 am Closing remarks

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Hands-on workshop

  • Dmitry Mishin, UC San Diego
  • Jeff Weekley , UC Santa Cruz

Ceph is used extensively in the NSF-funded CHASE-CI cluster known as Nautilus. The massive storage for Nautilus is built on commodity hardware, and distributed over a huge geographic area. Users can request temporary or persistent storage allocation in support of their Nautilus Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence workflows. In this hands-on tutorial, you will learn how Ceph is used in the Nautilus Cluster. You will get an account on Nautilus, and be led through the basic tutorials for requesting, accessing and relinquishing pools of storage, as well as how to link these resources to containers of software running in the cloud on Nautilus. Through these hands-on tutorials, you will also understand how to set up a simple Ceph storage pool yourself, or what would be required to add your own storage device to the Nautilus Cluster.

3:00 pm Adjourn

Sponsors:

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Science Engagement Team of the Pacific Research Platform (NSF Project #ACI-1541349)

Program committee:

Camille Crittenden, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Chris Hoffman, UC Berkeley

Jeff Weekley, UC Merced

Mark Yashar, CITRIS, UC Berkeley

Lodging: Nearby Hotels (all hotels are within three miles of the venue):

Biltmore Hotel & Suites

Embassy Suites by Hilton

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Santa Clara

Santa Clara Marriott

Contact:

Mark Yashar, UC Berkeley, myashar@berkeley.edu

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