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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.

Interoperability, Features and Roadmap

These resources detail Lustre's interoperability, features, and plans for future releases.

  • Lustre 1.8 describes features and benefits offered by upgrading to this version. For the latest information on the Lustre 1.8 schedule, see the Lustre Roadmap.
  • Lustre 2.0 describes features being developed for this next-generation release of Lustre. For the latest information on the Lustre 2.0 schedule, 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.
Several Roadmap features have their own wiki pages.


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, covering complex, code-level transactions.