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OpenSFS Aligns with Whamcloud on Lustre 2.1 Community Distribution

Today OpenSFS announced plans to collaborate with Whamcloud and the broader Lustre community on version 2.1 of the Lustre file system. In what was described as “a strong demonstration of unity and resolve,” this move signifies the Lustre community’s determination to ensure the viability of the popular open source file system.

We believe this announcement reinforces the fact that Lustre will continue to be a stable production platform supporting high-performance computing installations and high-performance wide-area network file system requirements,” said Norman Morse, president of OpenSFS. “As a community, we will further stabilize the existing system while continuing the development work that is necessary for moving toward the file system software that will be demanded by next-generation systems.”

Last month Whamcloud announced its intentions to develop a community release of Lustre 2.1. Oracle, which owns the IP of Lustre since acquiring Sun Microsystems last year, has been silent since reports leaked that the company has ceased development of the software after key engineers left the company over the course of 2010.

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