Lustre is a massively parallel filesystem typically used in domains where high-performance, large-scale data is critical.
Lustre is mature, free (GPL2) and open source. Fifteen of top 30 and seven of top ten world supercomputers use Lustre filesystem as storage, including the fastest: Tianhe-1A at the National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin, China; second fastest Jaguar at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
If you need lots of data, fast, Lustre might be the right choice for you.
New to Lustre
Sam is writing a "why use Lustre article"
The latest stability release of Lustre is Lustre 1.8.5 and the latest feature release of Lustre is Lustre 2.0. Get both here
Lustre e2fsprogs expanded to mention all the tools on the download site and their purpose. We will have equivalents to everything on the Oracle download site within the next week or two so a simple placeholder will suffice in the interim. //TODO Replace this with a new page listing each tool; its purpose; and a link to get it (use Oracle links today but we can fix soon)//
Community Tools: Existing Whamcloud toolset material and contribution information - needs something better to glue it all together
//TODO add blurb about WC Lustre support services (probably can lift from main site)//
blurb about various community groups with relevant links
community news (mention LUG and WC presence). Linked-in group? //TODO blurb about WC leading 2.1 release and pointing to mailing list//
COMMUNITY JOB BOARD (ORNL have a job to post and we can post our inside sales listing from the main website). Jobs posted from linked-in group.