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The RCUK Cloud Working Group exists to define and propagate best practice for using cloud services and technologies for research computing in the UK. We were delighted to be invited back to speak at their third annual Cloud Workshop, held again at the Francis Crick institute in London.
John presented some of his recent work on using OpenStack Manila for managing filesystems in research computing applications. In particular, John has been looking at how to manage GlusterFS filesystems for achieving HPC levels of data throughput. John's slides are available online.