New Whitepapers: Lustre Storage Architecture and Networking


Two recent publications provide information on several aspects of the Lustre File System. These sun.com papers cover basic information about Lustre architecture, networking, high availability, and comparison with other shared/cluster file systems:
Lustre File System: High-Performance Storage Architecture and Scalable Cluster File System
Scalability is one of Lustre’s most attractive attributes, offering as it does, the ability for users to deploy a Lustre file system as a general-purpose, datacenter back-end file system at a variety of sites, from Internet service providers (ISPs) to large financial institutions. Enhancements to wide area support scheduled for imminent release in Lustre networking (LNET) and storage software, should make these market segments even more important.
Lustre Networking White Paper
This paper provides information about Lustre networking that can be used to plan cluster file system deployments for optimal performance and scalability. The paper includes information on Lustre message passing, Lustre Network Drivers,and routing in Lustre networks, and describes how these features can be used to improve cluster storage management. The final section of this paper describes new Lustre networking features that are currently under consideration or planned for future release.

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FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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