Fujitsu has joined Open Scalable File Systems (OpenSFS), the non-profit organisation advancing and coordinating the Lustre file-system community. Fujitsu, the fourth-largest IT services provider in the world, is the joint developer of the K computer, the world’s fastest supercomputer in 2011.
Fujitsu is joining OpenSFS at the Supporter Level, which provides organisations the ability to vote on the OpenSFS stack of software as well as participate in working groups. Fujitsu was also a Gold Sponsor of the Lustre User Group (LUG) in Tokyo, which took place on 17 October 2013.
‘We are very excited to welcome Fujitsu, a perennial leader of the TOP10 supercomputing sites list,’ said Galen Shipman, OpenSFS Chairman. ‘Fujitsu pushes Lustre to extreme limits, while maintaining famously high-quality standards for its users. So their membership provides more strength and support to the growth of Lustre worldwide.’
OpenSFS was founded in 2010 to advance Lustre, ensuring it remains vendor-neutral, open, and free. Since its inception, OpenSFS has been responsible for delivering new releases on behalf of the open source community.