Whamcloud CEO Brent Gorda writes that Intel has acquired the company.
Intel Corporation acquired Whamcloud. On behalf of Intel Corporation, I want to take this opportunity to assure you of Intel’s commitment to our current and future customers as well as a seamless transition. The Whamcloud acquisition extends Intel’s software and service portfolio in the high performance computing space in addition to reinforcing Intel’s position in the open source community. Working as one company, we are now in a stronger position to advance our mutual goals and continue providing vendor neutral solutions, delivering greater value to our customers, and moving the industry to exascale performance.
Gorda has taken a new position as General Manager of High Performance Data Division at Intel. Read the Full Story.
As for Intel, this move to bring Lustre technologies in house makes a lot of sense in their race to Exascale against Big Blue and GPFS. In the meantime, we can expect a lot of nervousness from the Lustre community, which had made moves under OpenSFS to ensure that Lustre never again became encumbered by corporate overlords as it did under Oracle.