Largest Annual OpenSFS Development Budget Ever, Membership Expansion,
Strong Growth in Lustre Vendor Ecosystem
Beaverton, OR – January 29, 2014 – Open Scalable File Systems (OpenSFS), the premier non-profit organization advancing and coordinating the Lustre® file system community is excited to announce highlights from 2013 showing strong momentum in development budgets, membership rolls, and vendor support. Along with a deep commitment to keeping the Lustre file system open and free, in 2013 OpenSFS welcomed two new Participants – Fujitsu and NCSA – while Intel moved up to Promoter level and joined the OpenSFS board.
In 2013, OpenSFS’s total direct financial support for the technical development and maintenance of the Lustre file system reached well over $3 million, its largest to date.
Also in 2013, OpenSFS advanced its communications and marketing efforts, installed a professional management infrastructure, supported development of enhanced feature availability, and built a significantly stronger foundation for the Lustre vendor ecosystem.
“Looking back on 2013 and seeing the growth and development of not only OpenSFS, but also the Lustre community as a whole, makes us extremely excited,” said Galen Shipman, OpenSFS Chairman. “Lustre is healthier than ever, and is continuing to grow as new features like Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) and Distributed Namespace (DNE) are being added that will directly benefit HPC, Big Data, and Enterprise users.”
For 2014, OpenSFS will focus on its commitment to the Lustre community by facilitating the promotion, protection, and advancement of Lustre through working groups, sponsorship of community events, and direct funding of Lustre development. OpenSFS is committed to improved communications and building great content for Lustre developers and users including our first annual OpenSFS Lustre Report. The OpenSFS newsfeed can be found here: http://www.opensfs.org/blog
Lustre User Group (LUG) 2014: With the annual Lustre User Group (LUG) 2014 coming up in April, we invite you to participate in making Lustre even stronger! Join us in Miami, April 8th-10th, and be involved in the primary venue for discussion and seminars on the Lustre parallel file system: http://www.opensfs.org/lug14/
The Lustre file system is an open source parallel file system widely deployed at major computational centers worldwide, including many of the Top500. Currently seven of the TOP10 supercomputing sites, and over 60% of TOP100 sites, utilize Lustre. OpenSFS plays a pivotal role in the open source Lustre community, through roadmap definition, funding of feature releases, and key OpenSFS Working Groups, including the Technical Working Group (TWG) defining new Lustre features and path forward, and the Community Development Working Group (CDWG) coordinating execution of development and releases.
Open Scalable File Systems, Inc.® is a strong and growing nonprofit organization dedicated to the success of the Lustre® file system. OpenSFS was founded in 2010 to advance Lustre, ensuring it remains vendor-neutral, open, and free. Since its inception, OpenSFS has been responsible for advancing Lustre and delivering new releases on behalf of the open source community. Through working groups, events, and ongoing funding initiatives, OpenSFS harnesses the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation and growth of Lustre worldwide.