[Lustre-discuss] Open Scalable File Systems congratulates Whamcloud on their acquisition by Intel.

Norman Morse Norman.Morse at OpenSFS.org
Sat Jul 14 08:34:58 PDT 2012

July 13, 2012  Open Scalable File Systems, Inc. (OpenSFS) Livermore, CA

Open Scalable File Systems congratulates Whamcloud on their acquisition by

We at OpenSFS believe this acquisition will strengthen our capability to
continue serving the community. The interest of an additional major
corporation in open source scalable file systems is continuing proof of the
importance of these systems to the computing community.  It also
demonstrates that OpenSFS continues to have a key role to play in the
community as it held the Lustre community focused at a time of uncertainty
and will prevent uncertainty in the future. We are very proud to see that
our joint work is of interest to the larger HPC community and to an
organization such as Intel.

Cray, DDN, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National
Laboratory founded OpenSFS in 2010. The founding members have since been
joined by Xyratex Corp. at the Board Level and the Board is completed by
our community representative Board Member from Indiana University.  OpenSFS
is very proud of the many participants who have joined at levels other than
the board level.

OpenSFS is a California non-profit, mutual benefit corporation established
to guarantee the continued availability of open source file systems for the
high performance computing (HPC) community. Our current focus is the Lustre
file system.

Operationally, OpenSFS gathers requirements from the community for file
system enhancements and support and, using membership dues, awards
contracts to organizations such as Whamcloud to provide the required
enhancements and support. Support for OpenSFS has grown significantly over
the past year as demonstrated by increased OpenSFS membership.

Quoting from the acquisition announcement issued by former Whamcloud
management Brent Gorda, now Intel General Manager, High Performance Data
Division, and Eric Barton, now Intel Lead Architect, High Performance Data

“With the support of a thriving community, Lustre is quickly becoming the
preferred solution. And, with the help of OpenSFS, we are continuing our
commitment of supporting all vendors with a single tree to drive the growth
of the Lustre ecosystem.“

OpenSFS will continue to work with the open source scalable file system
community and with the Intel High Performance Data Division as well as
other vendors to complete the enhancements and improved support the HPC
community requires.  We encourage all Lustre users to join OpenSFS and work
with the community to ensure continued improvements.

Norman Morse

President/CEO, OpenSFS
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