Yesterday I got a call from Kevin Canady, former VP of Cluster File Systems to let me know that he is resurrecting Lustre support for the HPC community under a new entity called ClusterStor. This looks to be a good move insuring there is viable open support for Lustre users. They are also embarking on next generation storage tech for Exascale. Keep an eye on these guys: they have some of the best pedigree in the industry. Here is the update from Kevin:
The Lustre File System is a leader in I/O performance and scalability for the world’s most powerful and complex computing environments. With constantly increasing demands on IT organizations, managing such sophisticated systems makes it challenging to identify and resolve product issues quickly.
At ClusterStor, we’re committed to maximizing the performance, security, and availability of your Lustre systems. The ClusterStor team combines the agility of a focused company with the in-depth architectural, development and implementation skills of over a hundred years of combined Lustre development and customer support experience. We will both enhance your support and save you money.
ClusterStor was founded in early 2009 by Peter Braam who founded and lead the Lustre project. It employs leading Lustre architects and developers. ClusterStor does not sell systems or storage hardware and will support Lustre for end-users, systems and storage vendors alike. Its goal is to enhance Lustre as an open source, community accepted product.
If you would like to explore Lustre Linux and Windows support options and large scale I/0 solutions, give us a call and compare!” You can find out more here:
P. Kevin Canady
Vice President, Strategic Relationship Sales
ClusterStor Inc. (Formerly Horizontal Scale)
I know a lot of folks who have been waiting for this announcement — good luck to Kevin and Peter!