Xyratex, a provider of data storage technology, is planning to advance the global Lustre portfolio by supporting its community-oriented development as an open-source file system and continuing to work in conjunction with the broader community to help chart the best path forward for the technology.
Xyratex has recently acquired the original Lustre trademark, logo, website and associated intellectual property from Oracle, and will assume responsibility for providing support to Lustre customers going forward.
'Lustre is a powerful open-source file system, and Xyratex strongly believes that all members of the Lustre community need to continue to play a part in the evolution of the code and the benefits it delivers over the long term,' said Steve Barber, CEO of Xyratex.
'We want to ensure that current Lustre customers get the best possible feature roadmap and support, and we intend to engage the entire community to advance the Lustre technology. We also appreciate Oracle’s support of Lustre, and their efforts to ensure the long-term success of the technology.'
The Lustre file system, first released in 2003, is a client/server based, distributed architecture designed for large-scale compute and I/O-intensive, performance-sensitive applications.
The Lustre architecture currently powers six of the top 10 high-performance computing clusters in the world and more than 60 of the 100 largest HPC installations. It has emerged as a particularly popular choice in the meteorology, simulation, oil and gas, life science, rich media and finance sectors.