"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