BOULDER, Colo., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Cluster File Systems(TM), Inc.
(CFS), announced that its Lustre(R) File System has established a world
leadership position in High Performance Computing (HPC) in the area of
parallel, scalable cluster file systems. With the most recent release by
the TOP500 Supercomputer Sites, it was confirmed that the highest-ranked
supercomputers in North America, Europe and Asia rely on Lustre technology
to meet their requirements for scalability and high performance. In fact,
10 of the world's top 30 supercomputers use Lustre software, including the
number- one-ranked supercomputer in the world.
Highlights from the June 28th TOP500 list include:
-- In North America, the world's fastest supercomputer, IBM's BlueGene/L
at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California,
uses the Lustre File System to compute over 280 trillion floating-
point operations per second.
-- In France, the French Atomic Energy Authority (CEA) uses the Lustre
File System on Europe's fastest supercomputer - the 8700 processor
TERA10 system provided by Bull SA.
-- Sun and NEC have deployed Asia's fastest supercomputer, the TSUBAME
computer located at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan.
TSUBAME has over one petabyte of storage and uses the Lustre File
-- More than 70 of the TOP500 Supercomputers have been deployed with
Lustre technology, with systems ranked from number one to number 491.
"The broad, global reach of the Lustre File System is a testament to
its scalability, flexibility and stability," said Dr. Peter Braam,
President and CEO of Cluster File Systems, Inc. "CFS, along with our
partners in the open source community, will continue to build upon Lustre
software capabilities, and further refine the user experience in order to
meet the demands of clustered computing users today and in the future."
About Cluster File Systems, Inc.
Cluster File Systems, Inc. (CFS) has established itself as the
recognized leader in high-performance, scalable cluster file system
technology. Extensive experience, innovative insights, and proven
engineering have enabled CFS to dramatically surpass the scalability limits
of modern computing. The company's premier Lustre(R) cluster file system
currently powers clusters with tens of thousands of nodes and petabytes of
data, delivering groundbreaking parallel I/O and metadata throughput on
some of the world's largest supercomputers. CFS provides Lustre technical
support, training, and engineering services, and is actively working with
storage and cluster vendors to develop the next generation of intelligent
storage devices. The Lustre File System for Linux is Open Source software
developed and maintained by CFS. For more information, see
About the TOP500 Supercomputer Sites List
The TOP500 list is released twice yearly and is compiled by: Hans Meuer
of the University of Mannheim, Germany; Erich Strohmaier and Horst Simon of
NERSC/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; and Jack Dongarra of the
University of Tennessee, Knoxville. More information on the TOP500 listings
can be found at http://www.top500.org.
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of Cluster File Systems, Inc. in the United States. All other names are
property of their respective owners.
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