Sun will acquire the majority of Cluster File Systems, Inc.'s intellectual property and business assets, including the Lustre File System. The deal is expected to be completed by October 1, 2007.
Sun intends to add support for Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) on Lustre and plans to continue enhancing Lustre on Linux and Solaris OS across multi-vendor hardware platforms.
John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems Group, Sun, commented on the deal: "This acquisition, coupled with the recent announcement of the Sun Constellation System, the most open petascale capable HPC architecture in the industry, shows our long-term commitment to the open source community and leadership in HPC. Adding the Lustre technology to our already broad and innovative product line-up will strengthen our portfolio and enable Sun and our partners to offer customers an even more complete and open HPC solution."
Peter Braam, CEO, Cluster File System, Inc., said, "Our team is tremendously excited about joining Sun and furthering the mission of extreme scale computing. We have already worked together to deliver several large clusters, for example the fastest supercomputer in Asia at Tokyo Tech and we're now in the process of installing a 500+ TeraFlop and 1.7 PetaByte cluster at Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)."
Also see Marc Hamilton's blog entry, Cluster File Systems and Sun to Integrate Lustre with OpenSolaris ZFS
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