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Intel Grabs Open Source Lustre Vendor Whamcloud

Intel is taking another step forward toward scaling up for the needs of supercomputing infrastructure. The chipmaker has acquired open source startup Whamcloud. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Whamcloud is the leading proponent of the open source Lustre parallel distributed filesystem, which is widely used in supercomputing infrastructure.

"The Whamcloud acquisition extends Intel's software and service portfolio in the high performance computing space in addition to reinforcing Intel's position in the open source community," Brent Gorda, former CEO of Whamcloud, said in a statement. "Working as one company, we are now in a stronger position to advance our mutual goals and continue providing vendor neutral solutions, delivering greater value to our customers, and moving the industry to exascale performance."

Gorda has now moved over to Intel and has the new job title of General Manager for Intel's High Performance Data Division.

Read the full story at Datamation:
Intel Acquires Whamcloud for Supercomputing Scale

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.