Cray Brings Lustre Leadership and Customer Focus to Customer Scalability, by Intersect 360
At present, the most commonly deployed parallel file system is Lustre, and its adoption is growing across the HPC industry. According to Intersect 360 Research, "Through its leadership and involvement with OpenSFS, Cray advocates for the development of features that drive efficient performance at scale." Moreover, with help from Cray and OpenSFS, Lustre is gaining greater adoption across broader commercial application categories. As data and I/O requirements grow in commercial markets, technology vendors -- including Cray -- are poised to help Lustre address a wider range of workloads in standard IT environments. This paper describes Cray's role in the Lustre community, as part of a consortium called OpenSFS (Open Scalable File Systems) and how Lustre has evolved to be more broadly useful in commercial enterprises and HPC environments.