October 14, 2013
BEAVERTON, Ore., Oct. 14 -- Open Scalable File Systems, Inc. (OpenSFS), the premier non-profit organization advancing and coordinating the Lustre file system community, is announcing Fujitsu has joined OpenSFS. Fujitsu is the world’s fourth largest IT services provider and is the joint developer of the K computer, the world’s fastest supercomputer in 2011. Fujitsu is joining OpenSFS at the Supporter Level, which provides organizations the ability to vote on the OpenSFS stack of software as well as participate in working groups.
Fujitsu is also a Gold Sponsor of the Lustre User Group (LUG) in Tokyo, taking place October 17, 2013.
“We are very excited to welcome Fujitsu, a perennial leader of the TOP10 supercomputing sites list,” said Galen Shipman, OpenSFS Chairman. “Fujitsu pushes Lustre to extreme limits, while maintaining famously high quality standards for its users. So their membership provides even more strength and support to the growth of Lustre worldwide.”
The K computer, which is jointly developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu, is part of the High-Performance Computing Infrastructure (HPCI) initiative led by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Configuration of the K computer began in September 2010.
The “K” in K computer comes from the Japanese kanji letter “Kei” which means ten peta or 10 to the 16th power. And the logo for the K computer is based on the Japanese kanji letter Kei. In its original sense, “Kei” expresses a large gateway, and “it is hoped that the system will be a new gateway to computational science.”
Open Scalable File Systems, Inc. is a strong and growing nonprofit organization dedicated to the success of the Lustre file system. OpenSFS was founded in 2010 to advance Lustre, ensuring it remains vendor-neutral, open, and free. Since its inception, OpenSFS has been responsible for advancing Lustre and delivering new releases on behalf of the open source community. Through working groups, events, and ongoing funding initiatives, OpenSFS harnesses the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation and growth of Lustre worldwide.
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