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Video: Moving Lustre Forward

By OpenSFS Webmaster

In this video from the DDN User Meeting at SC13, Brent Gorda from the Intel High Performance Data Division presents: “Moving Lustre Forward: Status & Roadmap.”

OpenSFS at SC13

By OpenSFS Webmaster

SC13 - DenverOpenSFS was at Supercomputing 2013 November 17-20 in Denver Colorado. This was the 25th annual Supercomputing conference and exhibition, and the OpenSFS organization was  on the exhibition floor in booth 4125.

Among the activities at the booth were a drawing for Kindle Fire, which drew over 200 entries, and the OpenSFS Passport, a treasure hunt that rewarded visits to all the  OpenSFS partners in return for possibly winning an iPad mini. The Passport program had 37 participants.

But the high point was definitely the booth party, which gave a good number of folks the chance to meet and talk to some the Lustre developers and OpenSFS board members.
Details are at the SC13 events page.
SC13 -OpenSFS Booth

 

Photos by Jen Franklin

 

Lustre User Group 2014 Call for Presentations

By OpenSFS Webmaster

The 12th annual Lustre® User Group (LUG) conference, the primary event for technical presentations and discussions on the Lustre parallel file system and other open source file system technologies, is being held in Miami, Florida, from April 8-10, 2014. Doing something interesting with Lustre? Pushing the boundaries? We’d love to have you involved!

See our LUG 2014 Presentations page for details.

Lustre 2.5.0 Released

By OpenSFS Webmaster

The Lustre® Community Development Working Group (CDWG) is pleased to announce that the Lustre 2.5.0 Release is now available for download. The source code is also available from git.
This major release includes a number of new features:

  • Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) (LU-3608) – allows data to be transferred between different storage types
  • Extended Attribute Cache (Xattr Cache) (LU-2869) – improved performance when reading extended attributes

Fuller details can be found in the change log, the scope statement and the test matrix. The following are known issues in the Lustre 2.5.0 Release:

  • LU-3833 : HSM does not check whether a file is sparse before archiving which could lead to unexpected results
  • LU-4152 : Under rare access patterns while re-exporting NFS it is possible that MDT threads might block until external action is performed on a file
  • LU-4159 : Lustre 2.4.x clients are unable to access a released file

Work is in progress for these issues and it is likely that these will be addressed in the 2.5.1 release scheduled for Q1 2014.

Please log any issues found in this release at the issue tracking website

We would like to thank OpenSFS for their contributions towards the cost of this release, and also to all Lustre community members who have contributed to the release with code and/or testing.

— October 30, 2013

Japan LUG 2013 Papers Posted

By jfranklin

Over the past few years, the annual Lustre® User Group (LUG) has been the main event worldwide concerning Lustre, bringing together Lustre developers, solution vendors, and Lustre users. OpenSFS has been organizing and supporting Lustre User Group meetings in the US for the past few years. With events in Japan and China, OpenSFS aims at better connecting Lustre users and developers in APAC to the worldwide open source Lustre community.

The Japan workshop provided existing and future Lustre users with a broad overview of the Lustre file system and its application in high-performance computing, analytics, and cloud environments. The event was free-of-charge.

For more details, the event report, and a full agenda and presentations, please see the Japan LUG 2013 event page.

China LUG 2013 Papers Posted

By jfranklin

Over the past few years, the annual Lustre® User Group (LUG) has been the main event worldwide concerning Lustre, bringing together Lustre developers, solution vendors, and Lustre users. OpenSFS has been organizing and supporting Lustre User Group meetings in the US for the past few years. With events in Japan and China, OpenSFS aims at better connecting Lustre users and developers in APAC to the worldwide open source Lustre community.

More than 80 attendees participated in the China LUG event, which provided existing and future Lustre users with a broad overview of the Lustre file system and its application in high-performance computing, analytics, and cloud environments. The event was free to attend.

For more details, the event report, and a full agenda and presentations, please see the China LUG 2013 event page.

RFP – W4570

By jfranklin

OpenSFS is pleased to announce a request for proposals for Lustre feature development, parallel file system tools, addressing Lustre technical debt, and parallel file system incubators (Solicitation Number W4570).

Our goals for this RFP are to:
1) Further the Lustre roadmap to meet the highest priority requirements defined by the community
2) Develop production quality tools to ease administration and use of open source scalable file systems
3) Address Lustre technical debt to improve the code base and documentation thereof
4) Encourage new efforts in open source scalable file systems for high performance and data intensive computing to broaden the set of solutions available to the community

To meet these goals we encourage innovative ideas and strong proposals that address one or more areas of interest detailed in the RFP. OpenSFS may fund multiple proposals as part of this RFP and we encourage broad participation from the entire open source scalable file system development communities.

Interested offerors are advised to review the RFP documentation below.

RFP Components:

– Proposal Preparation Instructions opensfs-proposal-preparation-instructions-final
– Lustre feature development Technical Specification technical-specification-lustre-features-final
– Parallel File System Tools, Addressing Lustre Technical Debt, and Parallel File System Incubators Technical Specification technical-specification-tools-final
– Example Statement of Work example-sow-final
– Sample Contract OpenSFS Contract-SAMPLE
– Evaluation Criteria opensfs-evaluation-criteria-final
– Terms and Conditions terms-and-conditions-final

Interested parties are encouraged to indicate their intent to submit a proposal no later than March 8th, 2013, via email to proposals@lists.opensfs.org. Please note that this is a controlled access email list and only members of the review committee will receive communications to this email address. Offerors should not attempt to subscribe to this email list. All postings to this email list are moderated.

Full proposals are due April 5th, 2013 at 11:59 PM EDT as detailed in the Proposal Preparation Instructions.

Interested parties must submit all communication (questions, comments, etc.) to proposals@lists.opensfs.org. OpenSFS will then post questions and our answers to the OpenSFS website.

While the RFP is open and under review, OpenSFS will not discuss the RFP except through the emails sent to proposals@lists.opensfs.org and responses on the OpenSFS website. Regular business activities that do not pertain to this RFP will be conducted in the normal manner.

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