A Parallel Future For File Systems

Drew Robb continues his look at high performance file systems:
“Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: JAVA) characterizes Lustre as “the most scalable parallel file system in the world.” In evidence of this, it serves six of the top 10 supercomputers and 40 percent of the top 100.
“We have Lustre file systems that scale to petabytes of data in one cohesive name space and deliver in excess of 100 GB/s aggregate performance to 25,000 clients or more,” said Peter Bojanic, director of Sun’s Lustre Group. “This includes HPC applications at Livermore, Oak Ridge and Sandia National Laboratories, where large-file I/O and sustained high bandwidth are essential.”
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About Rich
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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