Tag: file system
<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Lustre_logo.png” alt=”” width=”115″ height=”24″ />With the announcement this week that storage maker Xyratex has acquired Oracle’s Lustre assets, the popular open source parallel file system is once again completely under the control of HPC stakeholders.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/intel_whamcloud_small.GIF” alt=”” width=”77″ height=”84″ />Intel Corporation has acquired Whamcloud, a startup devoted to supporting the open source Lustre parallel file system and its user community. The deal marks the latest in a line of high performance computing acquisitions that Intel has made over the past few years to expand its HPC footprint.
Thanks to the efforts of many in the HPC community, Lustre appears to be here to stay. We contacted three leading Lustre vendors about what lies ahead for the popular HPC open source file system, asking Xyratex Storage Software Director Peter Bojanic, Whamcloud CEO Brent Gorda, and Terascala Marketing and Product Management VP Rick Friedman for their perspectives on what Lustre needs for broader commercial use as well as how it can make its way into the world of exascale supercomputing.
A year ago the Lustre community was stunned by Oracle’s message at the 2010 Lustre User Group (LUG). Lustre was no longer a vendor neutral platform; you had to buy Sun/Oracle storage hardware to get future versions of the software. The community uproar was strong to the threat HPC’s most popular file system going away.
Exascale computing will bring new challenges to supercomputing, not the least of which is the need for file systems to handle greatly increased I/O loads. To satisfy these I/O demands, should the HPC community start from scratch or build out from current file system technologies? Evolutionary or revolutionary is the key question.
Storage maker Xyratex has announced the ClusterStor 3000, a rack-scale Lustre storage solution purpose-built for high performance computing. The product is the culmination of an effort that began with the aquisition of Lustre startup ClusterStor in 2010. We asked Xyratex Director of Strategic Business Development Ken Claffey to fill us in on his company’s newest storage solution.
Lustre, the much-beloved open-source file system technology used by many of the top supercomputers in the world, has a new friend. Actually a whole new company. Whamcloud, a venture-funded startup based in upscale Danville, California, came out of hiding on Wednesday and announced its intentions to help carry the Lustre torch forward on Linux.
Search giant working on a GFS makeover.
Sun Microsystems has been busy building a lot more intelligence into Lustre, a file system used for large-scale cluster computing.