15 November 2007

Adding Some Lustre to Supercomputing

Everybody knows that GNU/Linux absolutely dominates the top 500 supercomputing listings: in the latest survey it notches up an 85% share (Windows manages 1.2%). Less well-known - to me, at least - is the fact that Lustre, an open source cluster file system, also does well:

Lustre highlights include:

The #1 fastest supercomputer in the world.

Lustre is being used on 7 out of the top 10 fastest supercomputers in the world.

Out of the top 30 fastest supercomputers in the world - Lustre can be found on 16 of them.

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