Business Cards Change, but the Passion for Open-Source Lustre Doesn’t

DDN announced today that the Intel Lustre® team has found a new home at DDN.

In an open-source, community-owned model it doesn’t really matter which logo is on the business cards of the developers who are contributing to the community. That’s a good thing, because there have been a lot of changes for two of the key contributing development teams in this decade.

Driven by a vibrant and passionate community, Lustre® has quickly become the de facto standard in leadership-class supercomputing environments around the world, and now 77% of the Top 100 systems are using Lustre (June 2018 list).

It’s easy to see why when you compare open-source Lustre’s benefits to other expensive, proprietary file systems.

Cray realized early on that proprietary file systems will struggle to meet the storage requirements of leadership-class storage environments in the future, both architecturally and economically, and aligned our storage strategy around Lustre.

Time line:

  • 2003: Lustre is born!
    Lustre 1.0.0 is released in December 2003

  • 2004: Cray selects Lustre as the parallel file system for Cray® XT3™ supercomputers
    First deployed at Sandia National Laboratories with the “Red Storm” system

  • 2010: Cray becomes a founding member of OpenSFS
  • 2012: ClusterStor™ storage launches under the Cray® Sonexion® brand
    The most effective HPC storage system for Lustre at scale

  • 2015: The Cray® DataWarp™ application I/O accelerator launches
    The most effective flash acceleration for Lustre at scale

  • 2017: Cray adopts its own Lustre development and support team through a strategic transaction with Seagate
  • 2017: Cray View for ClusterStor is introduced
    The most effective job-level storage analytics platform for Lustre at scale

We are honored that today Cray storage serves data to more supercomputers in the Top 100 than any other HPC storage vendor.

And we are proud that the Cray storage system used with LANL’s Cray “Trinity” supercomputer is still the fastest HPC storage system on the planet with 3.3 TB/sec aggregate throughput, delivered by a combination of the DataWarp accelerator and ClusterStor storage.

Like the Lustre community, we are passionate about open-source Lustre! The community can count on Cray to continue to contribute time and resources to innovate around Lustre in the future.

Learn more about Cray ClusterStor HPC storage.

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