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Xyratex Assumes Ownership of Lustre® and Related Assets

Author: 
Ken Claffey

Today we are very excited to announce that Xyratex plans to advance the global Lustre® portfolio by supporting the community-oriented development of Lustre as an open source file system and continuing to work in conjunction with the broader community to help chart the best path forward for this key technology. Xyratex has recently acquired the original Lustre trademark, logo, website and associated intellectual property from Oracle, and will assume responsibility for providing support to Lustre customers going forward.

Lustre is an important part of our ClusterStor™ solutions and our ability to deliver industry-leading value in the high-performance computing (HPC) market.  We want to be very transparent as to our intentions for Lustre: we do not offer solutions based on other file systems and because of this our business is indelibly intertwined with the health and vibrancy of the Lustre community. Therefore, our goal is to ensure that the community continues to innovate, collaborate around developing new code, new features and functionality, etc.  Over the last few years Xyratex has been an active supporter of the Lustre community both in terms of investment in OpenSFS as a board member and also in terms of code contribution with our Lustre development team making a number of landings for the upcoming 2.4 community release. We plan to support the community-oriented development of Lustre as an open source file system and will continue to work with the broader community to help chart the best path forward for this key technology.

We’re especially excited that several members of the community have voiced their support of our purchase in recognition of this significant step in ensuring Lustre’s future, including OpenSFS, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Cray and EOFS among others.  You can find quotes from them in our news release. 

Please visit the News Releases section of our website for more information on this new partnership. 

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