[Lustre-discuss] OpenSFS Announces Request for Proposals

Shipman, Galen M. gshipman at ornl.gov
Thu Feb 21 12:39:02 PST 2013

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 at the OpenSFS website: http://www.opensfs.org/rfp-w4570/

Interested offerors are encouraged to indicate their intent to submit a proposal no later than March 8th, 2013 via email to proposals at lists.opensfs.org<mailto:proposals at 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 offerors must submit all communication (questions, comments, etc.) to proposals at lists.opensfs.org<mailto:proposals at 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 at lists.opensfs.org<mailto:proposals at 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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