Barbara Murphy from Panasas makes the case that the inclusion of pNFS in the Linux 3.0 kernel is another signal that parallelism is going mainstream:
The release of Linux Kernel 3.0 was a huge industry milestone. Finally another hurdle to take full advantage of Parallelism has been removed with the standardization of pNFS as the long term file system of choice for HPC applications. However it will likely be at least one more year before pNFS is in the hands of users as it still requires Linux software vendors to include it in commercial releases.
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