November 01, 2010 18:48 ET
Inaugural OpenSFS Meeting at SC10 to Promote Open Parallel File System Advancement & Community Participation
HPC Industry Leaders to Host Session on the Lustre File System and Open Source Collaboration
LIVERMORE, CA--(Marketwire - November 1, 2010) - OpenSFS, a non-profit corporation focused on advancing the collaborative development of open-source parallel file system technologies, today announced its first annual SC Informational Meeting to be scheduled at this year's SC10 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis in New Orleans, LA. At this open session, OpenSFS members and prospective members are invited to participate in a forum designed to introduce this newly-formed and substantially-funded organization and its focus on the Lustre® open source parallel file system.
At this first formal meeting of the OpenSFS organization, members of the Lustre community will engage in a structured series of discussions that will span several of current topics, including:
- End-user perspective on the status of the Lustre support and development ecosystem
- Organizational structure, objectives and development framework
- Sustainable long-term file system evolution initiatives through coordinated investment and community development
- Community engagement opportunities and consortium participation
"The OpenSFS consortium has been designed from the ground up to provide a positive long-term benefit to Lustre users through the coordinated requirements gathering and investment from the worldwide user community," said Norm Morse, CEO of OpenSFS. "The organization has been designed to very openly engage users of all sizes. With membership fees as low as $5,000 annually -- stakeholders are provided a forum to influence the future of open-source file system technology while working within budgetary constraints."
Details of the meeting are as follows:
||2010 Annual OpenSFS SC Informational Meeting
||Tuesday, Nov 16th -- 2:30-4PM CST, 2010
||Ritz-Carlton, 921 Canal St. New Orleans, LA
||Broadmoor Room (1st floor)
||Email email@example.com with the number of attendees from your organization
Founded in 2010, OpenSFS is a non-profit California corporation focused on high-end, open-source file system technologies. The goals of the organization are to provide a forum for collaboration among entities deploying file systems on leading edge HPC systems, to communicate future requirements to open-source file system developers, and to support file system releases which have been designed to meet these goals. The group's initial focus is the Lustre parallel file system, which supports many of the requirements of leadership class HPC simulation environments, has a diverse development community and is open-source software.
Founded by Cray Inc., Data Direct Networks (DDN) Inc., Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), OpenSFS draws from over $2 million of combined funding to ensure substantial and sustained community benefit through advancing the stability, usability and scalability of sophisticated open-source file system technology. More information can be found online at www.opensfs.org.
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