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Cluster File Systems Attains World Leadership Position in High-Performance File Systems

Cluster File Systems Attains World Leadership Position in High-Performance File Systems

BOULDER, Colo., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Cluster File Systems(TM), Inc. (CFS), announced that its Lustre(R) File System has established a world leadership position in High Performance Computing (HPC) in the area of parallel, scalable cluster file systems. With the most recent release by the TOP500 Supercomputer Sites, it was confirmed that the highest-ranked supercomputers in North America, Europe and Asia rely on Lustre technology to meet their requirements for scalability and high performance. In fact, 10 of the world's top 30 supercomputers use Lustre software, including the number- one-ranked supercomputer in the world.

Highlights from the June 28th TOP500 list include: -- In North America, the world's fastest supercomputer, IBM's BlueGene/L at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California, uses the Lustre File System to compute over 280 trillion floating- point operations per second. -- In France, the French Atomic Energy Authority (CEA) uses the Lustre File System on Europe's fastest supercomputer - the 8700 processor TERA10 system provided by Bull SA. -- Sun and NEC have deployed Asia's fastest supercomputer, the TSUBAME computer located at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan. TSUBAME has over one petabyte of storage and uses the Lustre File System. -- More than 70 of the TOP500 Supercomputers have been deployed with Lustre technology, with systems ranked from number one to number 491.

"The broad, global reach of the Lustre File System is a testament to its scalability, flexibility and stability," said Dr. Peter Braam, President and CEO of Cluster File Systems, Inc. "CFS, along with our partners in the open source community, will continue to build upon Lustre software capabilities, and further refine the user experience in order to meet the demands of clustered computing users today and in the future."

About Cluster File Systems, Inc.

Cluster File Systems, Inc. (CFS) has established itself as the recognized leader in high-performance, scalable cluster file system technology. Extensive experience, innovative insights, and proven engineering have enabled CFS to dramatically surpass the scalability limits of modern computing. The company's premier Lustre(R) cluster file system currently powers clusters with tens of thousands of nodes and petabytes of data, delivering groundbreaking parallel I/O and metadata throughput on some of the world's largest supercomputers. CFS provides Lustre technical support, training, and engineering services, and is actively working with storage and cluster vendors to develop the next generation of intelligent storage devices. The Lustre File System for Linux is Open Source software developed and maintained by CFS. For more information, see http://www.clusterfs.com/.

About the TOP500 Supercomputer Sites List

The TOP500 list is released twice yearly and is compiled by: Hans Meuer of the University of Mannheim, Germany; Erich Strohmaier and Horst Simon of NERSC/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; and Jack Dongarra of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. More information on the TOP500 listings can be found at http://www.top500.org/.

Lustre, the Lustre logo, Cluster File Systems, and CFS are trademarks of Cluster File Systems, Inc. in the United States. All other names are property of their respective owners.

Contact: Kevin Canady Vice President Business Development (415) 928-3633 kevinc@clusterfs.compress@clusterfs.com

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Cluster File Systems(TM), Inc.

CONTACT: Kevin Canady, Vice President Business Development, Cluster File
Systems, +1-415-928-3633, kevinc@clusterfs.com, press@clusterfs.com

Web site: http://www.clusterfs.com/
http://www.top500.org/

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