"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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