WARNING: This is the _old_ Lustre wiki, and it is in the process of being retired. The information found here is all likely to be out of date. Please search the new wiki for more up to date information.
Links to Lustre resources and knowledge
- Lustre Architecture Wiki - http://arch.lustre.org
- Lustre Manual and Documentation - http://manual.lustre.org
- Lustre Centre of Excellence Wiki Sites
- ORNL LCE Wiki - http://ornl-lce.clusterfs.com
- Lustre IO Performance Project Page - http://wiki.lustre.org/index.php?title=IOPerformanceProject
What is Lustre®?
Lustre® is a scalable, secure, robust, highly-available cluster file system. It is designed, developed and maintained by Cluster File Systems, Inc.
The central goal is the development of a next-generation cluster file system which can serve clusters with 10,000's of nodes, petabytes of storage, move 100's of GB/sec with state of the art security and management infrastructure.
Lustre runs today on many of the largest Linux clusters in the world, and is included by CFS's partners as a core component of their cluster offering (examples include HP StorageWorks SFS, and the Cray XT3 and XD1 supercomputers). Today's users have also demonstrated that Lustre scales down as well as it scales up, and run in production on clusters as small as 4 and as large as 25,000 nodes.
The latest version of Lustre is always available from Cluster File Systems, Inc. Public Open Source releases of Lustre are made under the GNU General Public License. These releases are found here, and are used in production supercomputing environments worldwide.
You may subscribe to the lustre-announce mailing list to be informed of releases.
Lustre development would not have been possible without funding and guidance from many organizations, including several US National Laboratories, early adopters, and product partners.
- Lustre Documentation - Lustre Manual and also links to older documents
Lustre User Group
- LUG Requirements Forum - LUG-Requirements-060420-final.pdf | LUG-Requirements-060420-final.xls
- Lustre Users Group
- Lustre Publications - Papers and presentations about Lustre
Community Development Activities
- Bull- Open Source tools for Lustre http://www.bullopensource.org/lustre
- LLNL- Lustre Monitoring Tool http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/lmt/
Lustre Testing & QA
- Vision & Scope of New Testing System and Use Cases
- Buffalo Test Reports (http://buffalo.lustre.org)
- LustreTesting - Our QA practices, procedures and support infrastructure.
- TestingTools - Help on some of available Lustre testing tools.(l2dbench, echo client/server etc..)
- CodingGuidelines - Formatting and indentation that should strictly be followed for any code checked into any branch.
- ContributionPolicy - What to do to get your changes in.
- CvsBranches - How to manage branches with CVS.
- CvsTips - Helpful things to know while using Lustre CVS.
- KernelPatchManagement - How to handle the kernel patches.
- LustreDebugging - A guide to Lustre debugging.
- LustreUml - Setting up and running Lustre on UMLs.
- DevelopmentCluster - Properties of a cluster that offers a good debugging environment.
- LinuxDebugging - Debugging tools available for Linux kernel debugging(Kgdb, vmware, netdump, netconsole).
- Release Engineering
Some Design Information
- Ext3Development - community ext3 development work
- FileCreation - Alternative file create path
- DesignChanges - Design work summary of last 6 months
- RecoveryOverview - How Lustre recovers from various failure cases.
- ServiceMonitors - Design for permanent Lustre service monitoring.
- Raid5Patches - patches to Linux RAID5 code to improve Lustre performance