Cluster File Systems™ has said that its Lustre® 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 System.
* More than 70 of the top 500 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.”