The Sun sets on CFS

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Several weeks ago I saw some interesting links in the arena of HPC storage: CFS to ZFS and CFS Press Release.

At the time I thought this was both cool and mysterious. Sun has been flirting with HPC for a long time with their partnerships with AMD, Intel, and STK and new top 10 installations at Tokyo Tech and TACC. So I wondered what impact on CFS this would have.

Well… today I got my answer: Sun to Acquire CFS.

Sun logoSANTA CLARA, Calif. September 12, 2007 Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today announced a definitive agreement pursuant to which Sun will acquire the majority of Cluster File Systems, Inc.’s intellectual property and business assets, including the Lustre File System.

This changes everything in HPC storage… or does it? The plot thickens…