Linux 3.11 for Workgroups Adds Lustre
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The new open-source Linux kernel release improves ARM architecture support and storage security.
The fourth major milestone release in 2013 of the open-source Linux kernel is now out, providing users with improved performance and new capabilities, including support for the Lustre filesystem.
Among the big new items included in the Linux 3.11 kernel is the initial support for the Lustre filesystem. Lustre is a widely deployed high-performance computing (HPC) filesystem used by many of the world's top supercomputers. It got its start with Cluster File Systems, which was acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2007. Sun became part of Oracle in 2010, and Lustre languished somewhat. In February of 2013, Xyratex acquired the name "Lustre" and its associated intellectual property assets from Oracle.