"We are extremely pleased to welcome NCSA to OpenSFS. Their petascale work with the Blue Waters supercomputer has pushed Lustre to new performance and scalability levels", stated Galen Shipman, OpenSFS Chairman. "We believe NCSA's active involvement in Lustre and OpenSFS is yet another indication of the growing importance of Lustre."
NCSA's Blue Waters is the world's fastest academic supercomputer and is supported by the National Science Foundation and the University of Illinois.
"NCSA is deeply interested in the continuing development of Lustre. Membership in OpenSFS ensures direct representation for our Blue Waters science and engineering teams early in the decision-making process for Lustre improvements", stated William T. C. Kramer, project director of the Blue Waters project. "Lustre is a key technology for supercomputers today and tomorrow. By representing key areas of computational and data-focused science and engineering disciplines Blue Waters will work with OpenSFS to enable important 'co-design' opportunities between some of the world's best science and engineering teams and the developers of the Lustre software. Blue Waters participation with OpenSFS will further enable improved interaction with middleware developers who provide tools between the applications and the file system."