Dear IO500 Community,
As you may remember, we announced in December that we would be
initiating a search for a new committee member. We are delighted to
announce at this point that Andreas Dilger, a well-known architect and
proponent of open-source software in High Performance Computing, has
agreed to join our committee as a trial member in accordance with our
committee membership rules . After careful consideration of several
excellent nominees, the committee chose Andreas on the basis of his
continued demonstrated involvement in the IO500.
Due to our awareness that this may cause concerns within the community,
we have discussed the general idea of adding a committee member who has
a relationship with a vendor within our committee as well as with our
external vendor advisory board. To address these concerns, we wish to
make two facts known. One, our committee makes changes only with
unanimous approval which we believe is sufficient to prevent any vendor
bias. Additionally, we have created a new rule (rule #5 ) covering
conflict of interest to specifically address this concern.
We look forward to working together with Andreas and with all of you in
our community to continue improving IO500 and bringing value to the HPC
As always, please feel free at any time to email us with any questions,
concerns, or suggestions.
Thank you very much,
The IO500 Committee