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DataDirect Networks continues Lustre investment

DataDirect Networks (DDN) is to continue its support for Open Scalable File Systems (OpenSFS), a non-profit Lustre community group, the company has announced. OpenSFS was founded in 2010 by Cray, DDN, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and a DDN executive has served on the organisation's Board of Directors since its inception. Commenting that DDN is a distinguished Lustre leader, Norman Morse, president and CEO of OpenSFS, said: ‘The investment in OpenSFS by DDN and other organisations will help further the development of open source scalable file systems like Lustre to the benefit of the entire HPC community.’

Lustre is a massively parallel open-source file system used for large-scale cluster computing and according to DDN, the company’s investment in the technology has totalled more than $10M to date.

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