Lustre is a new storage architecture that does not
follow the block device paradigm. Such software is likely necessary
for massively scalable storage area networking and cluster file
systems. Two software arenas are expected to benefit from this
- Storage management
The name Lustre is an association of
Linux and Clusters: a central target
in our project is to build a next-generation cluster file
This project is closely linked to the CMU NASD project and to
the T10 OSD
working group proposal. (See also
the typical use scenarios.)
||OBD software ported to Linux 2.4
||SUN World has paper on Lustre
On this WWW site you'll find more information about this architecture
as well as Open Source Linux software components of a storage
management and cluster architecture which we have implemented with the
object based storage.
All software that is available here is licensed under the GPL.
At present all software is alpha quality, experimental code.
- An object based device driver that speaks to an ext2 formatted
- An object based file system
- Control and management software
- A logical object driver to manage snapshots of
ext2 file systems.
- An extension of the object storage API to provide journal
- Hig performance SAN client and target mode drivers for Lustre
- A scalable cluster file system to meet requirements like those
put forward by SGPFS.
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Have a look around and send your comments to
Mountain View Data please!