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WhamCloud: Open Source Lustre Moves Forward

Dec 15, 2010, 09:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"The filesystem of choice for many of the top 500 supercomputers is the open source Lustre filesystem. Lustre started off as a Sun Microsystems effort and is now under the stewardship of Oracle. Though Oracle is the leader of the Lustre open source project, other vendors also participate in Lustre development. One such vendor is startup Whamcloud.

"Oracle has had somewhat mixed success with its leadership of open source efforts that it acquired from Sun, with forks of OpenSolaris and OpenOffice now in progress. According to Whamcloud, with Lustre Oracle is playing nice with its open source community as development work continues to move the project forward.

""Oracle has all of the current gatekeepers for Lustre," Brent Gorda, CEO of Whamcloud told InternetNews.com. "We have hired some former Oracle staff and one of them was the gatekeeper for the Lustre 2.0 version that was just released.""

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