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iRODS Consortium adds Members and Joins OpenSFS

iRODS is taking an active role in Lustre community. The iRODS Consortium recently signed on to the Open Scalable File Systems, Inc (OpenSFS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the success of the Lustre file system, an open source parallel distributed file system used for computing on large-scale high performance computing clusters.

Lustre 2.11.0 Released

Today OpenSFS announced the release of Lustre 2.11.0, the fastest and most scalable parallel file system. OpenSFS, founded in 2010 to advance Lustre development, is the premier non-profit organization promoting the use of Lustre and advancing its capabilities through coordinated releases of the Lustre file system.

Video: Lustre Generational Performance Improvements & New Features

Adam Roe from Intel gave this talk at LAD’17 in Paris. “Lustre has had a number of compelling new features added in recent releases; this talk will look at those features in detail and see how well they all work together from both a performance and functionality perspective. Comparing some of the numbers from last year we will see how far the Lustre* filesystem has come in such a short period of time (LAD’16 to LAD’17), comparing the same use cases observing the generational improvements in the technology.”

Video: Lustre File System on ARM

Carlos Thomaz from DDN gave this talk at LAD’17 in Paris. “With the first set of Arm-based HPC servers debuting at SC17 in Denver, the platform is being evaluated for Lustre performance by a number of other organizations including Cray, DDN, and ORNL.”

Frank Baetke Leaves HPE, Stays on as EOFS Chairman

EOFS chairman Frank Baetke writes that he has left HPE. As the long-time liason to the HP-CAST user community, Mr. Baetke played a key role in bringing together HPC thought leaders at worldwide events for many years. The good news is that Frank will continue to be active in High Performance Computing.

Registration Opens for LUG 2018 in April

Registration is now open for LUG 2018. Sponsored by Globus. the 2018 Lustre User Group (LUG) conference will be held April 23-26, 2018 at Argonne National Laboratory. “As always, LUG provides technical sessions on the latest Lustre developments and best practices, while providing opportunities to share information, network, and collaborate with your peers.”

RAID Inc. Joins OpenSFS to Support the Lustre File System

RAID Incorporated has joined OpenSFS (Open Scalable File Systems, Inc.). OpenSFS is a non-profit organization that supports the vendor-neutral development of Lustre. Since 2010, OpenSFS has utilized working groups, events, and funding initiatives to encourage the growth and stability of the Lustre community, as well as facilitate collaborative benefits of its members, to ensure Lustre remains open, free, and flourishing. “RAID Incorporated undoubtedly brings great value to OpenSFS and will aid in boosting the continued innovation and advancements of the Lustre file system,” said OpenSFS President Sarp Oral.

Experiences in providing secure multi-tenant Lustre access to OpenStack

In this video from the DDN User Group at SC17, Dr. Peter Clapham from Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute presents: Experiences in providing secure multi-tenant Lustre access to OpenStack. “If you need 10,000 cores to perform an extra layer of analysis in an hour, you have to scale a significant cluster to get answers quickly. You need a real solution that can address everything from very small to extremely large data sets.”

Video: DDN Applied Technologies, Performance and Use Cases

James Coomer gave this talk at the DDN User Group at SC17. “Our technological and market leadership comes from our long-term investments in leading-edge research and development, our relentless focus on solving our customers’ end-to-end data and information management challenges, and the excellence of our employees around the globe, all relentlessly focused on delivering the highest levels of satisfaction to our customers. To meet these ever-increasing requirements, users are rapidly adopting DDN’s best-of-breed high-performance storage solutions for end-to-end data management from data creation and persistent storage to active archives and the Cloud.”

Intel Supports open source software for HPC

In this video from SC17, Thomas Krueger describes how Intel supports Open Source High Performance Computing software like OpenHPC and Lustre. “As the Linux initiative demonstrates, a community-based, vendor-catalyzed model like this has major advantages for enabling software to keep pace with requirements for HPC computing and storage hardware systems. In this model, stack development is driven primarily by the open source community and vendors offer supported distributions with additional capabilities for customers that require and are willing to pay for them.”