The Lustre™ file system redefines I/O performance and scalability standards for the world’s largest and most complex computing environments. Ideally suited for data-intensive applications that require the highest possible I/O performance, Lustre is an object-based cluster file system that scales to tens of thousands of nodes and petabytes of storage with groundbreaking I/O and metadata throughput.
Releases and Roadmap
Several resources detail Lustre's current component support (support matrix), and upcoming features and functionality (Lustre 1.8 features, Lustre 2.0 features and Lustre roadmap).
- The Lustre Support Matrix lists supported networks and kernels for current Lustre releases.
- This page provides feature descriptions and lists the benefits offered by upgrading to Lustre 1.8. For the latest information on when Lustre 1.8 is estimated to be released, see the Lustre Roadmap.
- This page provides feature descriptions and lists the benefits offered by upgrading to Lustre 1.8. For the latest information on when Lustre 2.0 is estimated to be released, see the Lustre Roadmap.
- The Lustre Roadmap provides estimated code freeze and GA dates for upcoming releases, supported kernels, new features, and retirement dates for Lustre products.
- The Roadmap lists a number of new features under development; several have their own wiki pages.
Lustre training is available from Sun Microsystems.