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ITWorld: HP to Work with US Government on Linux Clusters

Aug 10, 2002, 05:30 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Hewlett-Packard Co. and Cluster File Systems Inc. have been tapped to improve and adapt a file system software for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that will help manage large numbers of Linux servers, the groups announced...

"HP, based in Palo Alto, California, will supply hardware and engineering expertise to help tune Cluster File Systems' Lustre software in a three-year agreement with the DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), which already has clusters of low-cost servers in place. The Lustre file system was designed to tackle the problem of reading and writing data across thousands of servers and storage systems in a cluster. The open source software, which may one day evolve into commercial applications, will be deployed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on HP systems, said Kathy Wheeler, high performance computing systems program manager at HP Labs..."

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