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Lustre Center of Excellence at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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The Sun Lustre Center of Excellence (LCE) at ORNL advances the state of Lustre for use in large scale HPC environments. As you'll see from the projects below, the ORNL LCE focuses on both systems and applications aspects of ensuring that Lustre meets the needs of DOE and the HPC community in general.

Contents

Current projects and their status

Applications IO Performance

Mike Booth, one of the LCE personnel, is investigating applications IO performance on the Lustre systems at ORNL to identify ways to achieve more consistent and higher IO performance. He is also working on enhancing the ADIOS IO layer.

Feel free to contact Mike for more information and status of his work.

Implementing Applications in a Lustre Environment contains information on achieving high performance applications IO with the Lustre file system.

Events

The LCE sponsors events to encourage HPC community involvement in analyzing IO and storage requirements and identifying ways for Lustre to address these requirements.

The next event will be an Applications Workshop this Autumn 2009.

LCE Summit - February 2008

LCE Application I/O Workshop - April 16, 2008

Lustre Scalability Workshop - Feb 10 & 11, 2009, ORNL

Lustre Scalability Workshop - May 19 & 20, 2009, ORNL

The May Lustre Scalability Workshop at ORNL was focused on long term (2015) HPC IO and storage requirements and on presentations on the IO objectives of the DOD HPCS program and how Lustre will achieve them.

White Papers

LCE personnel have written a variety of papers on High Performance IO and potential Lustre features. Links to these documents are below.

Presentations

See the ORNL slides and video from their presentation at LUG 2009.

Press Articles

Lustre Internals Manual

LCE and ORNL have written a Lustre filesystem internals document the describes the internal operation of Lustre.

Archives of Older Material

This material may be out of date, and is preserved here for archive purposes.


For more information about computing at Oak Ridge, click here.

If you have questions or comments on this page or the LCE projects, contact John Dawson.

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