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Lustre settles into post-Oracle life

Oct 01, 2010, 15:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joab Jackson)

[ Thanks to Amy Bennett for this link. ]

"Despite reassurances from Oracle, advocates of yet another ex-Sun Microsystems technology are voicing concern about the future of their software. In this latest case, the technology is Lustre, a file system widely used across the supercomputing community.

""Lustre is in a bit of a flux at the moment. The community feels a little bit that Oracle is turning its back to them, and there is discussion going on over whether or not Oracle is forking the code," said Brent Gorda, CEO of Whamcloud, a San Francisco-based, venture capital-funded company recently started to service the potential market of HPC (high-performance computing), Linux-based Lustre users.

"While Oracle has pledged to continue to develop the software, it has no plans to sell commercially supported versions of the software beyond version 1.8.3, the last released by Sun, except as part of integrated packages of Oracle hardware and software."

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