Whamcloud Building New Lustre Distro - Is it an Oracle Fork?
Jan 16, 2011, 11:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The open source Lustre technology is a parallel file
system that is often found in high performance computing (HPC)
environments. Users of the file system will soon get community
Lustre distribution, thanks to the leadership of startup Whamcloud.
"Whamcloud is a venture backed startup that includes veterans
from Oracle and Sun, where the Lustre project originated. The
reason why Whamcloud is building a Lustre distribution isn't about
creating a fork from Oracle, but is about helping to support and
expand the Lustre community.
""Since April of 2010 there has been confusion in the community,
and we've seen an impact in the business confidence in Lustre,"
Brent Gorda, CEO and president of Whamcloud told InternetNews.com.
"The community has been asking for leadership, the commitment of a
for-profit entity that they can rely on for support and a path
forward for the technology.""