Today Whamcloud announced a new partnership with Bull to accelerate the development of Lustre and to ensure users have a high level of support and service for the open source file system. The company’s ultimate objective is to cooperate on development of future file system technologies for tomorrow’s exascale systems.
Bull has been integrating Lustre in its Extreme Computing solutions for many years, and our experts are regular contributors to the evolution of the Lustre file system. Whamcloud has gathered some of the top talents of the Lustre ecosystem. This combination of Bull and Whamcloud skills will allow our customers to continue to get the best performance out of Lustre, while being assured that the file system they chose is fully maintained and supported,” said Eric Monchalin, HPC Software Director at Bull.
I think this is a good move for Whamcloud. Bull is widely regarded as a leader in Lustre-based storage solutions and has a number of large European installations in the TOP500.