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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, and upcoming features and functionality.

  • Lustre 1.8 provides feature descriptions and lists the benefits offered by upgrading to this version. For the latest information on when Lustre 1.8 is expected to release, see the Lustre Roadmap.
  • Lustre 2.0 provides feature descriptions and lists the benefits offered by upgrading to this version. For the latest information on when Lustre 2.0 is expected to release, see the Lustre Roadmap.
  • 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.
Publications

A number of papers, presentations and publications are available for Lustre. Use these resources to learn about the benefits offered by Lustre and plans for future development.

Training and Internals

Lustre training is available from Sun Microsystems.

Lustre internals (formerly part of Lustre advanced training) are also available, and cover complex internal topics.

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