SC20 Panel – OK, You Hate Storage Tiering. What’s Next Then?

November 25, 2020

Tiering in HPC storage has a bad rep. No one likes it. It complicates things and slows I/O. At least one storage technology newcomer – VAST Data – advocates dumping the whole idea. One large-scale user, NERSC storage architect Glenn Lockwood sort of agrees. The challenge, of course, is that tiering... Read more…

Intel Carves Mainstream Highway for Lustre

June 12, 2013

Today Intel announced some new pitches to push Lustre in front of enterprise eyeballs with usability features for Lustre and a total rip and replace for the native Hadoop file system designed to appeal to the HPC-oriented Hadoop set. We talked with Brent Gorda, former CEO and founder of Whamcloud, which Intel acquired just a tick under a year ago about how.... Read more…

New OpenSFS Rep on the Future of Lustre

March 12, 2013

OpenSFS has chosen its Community Representative Director for 2013: Tommy Minyard, director of Advanced Computing Systems (ACS) at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). We got the new director's views on Lustre's opportunities in big data and exascale, maintaining a single source tree, and new features on the horizon. Read more…

Xyratex Captures Oracle’s Lustre

February 21, 2013

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. Read more…

Intel Expands HPC Collection with Whamcloud Buy

July 16, 2012

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. Read more…

DOE Primes Pump for Exascale Supercomputers

July 12, 2012

Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, and Whamcloud have been awarded tens of millions of dollars by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to kick-start research and development required to build exascale supercomputers. The work will be performed under the FastForward program, a joint effort run by the DOE Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) that will focus on developing future hardware and software technologies capable of supporting such machines. Read more…

Lustre Vendors Consider File System’s Future

November 22, 2011

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. Read more…

The State of the Lustre Community

August 1, 2011

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. Read more…

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