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Lustre FAQ

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You will find answers to a variety of questions about Lustre™ below. Fundamentals




Metadata Servers

Object Servers and I/O Throughput


OS Support

Release Testing and Upgrading

Licensing and Support


  • ACL: Access Control List
  • DLM: Distributed Lock Manager
  • EA: Extended Attribute
  • FC: Fibrechannel
  • HPC: High-Performance Computing
  • IB: InfiniBand
  • MDS: Metadata Server
  • NAL: Network Abstraction Layer; a software module which provides support for a particular interconnect
  • OSS: Object Storage Server
  • OST: Object Storage Target