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
why use Lustre - TODO: Sam
The latest stability release of Lustre is Lustre 1.8.5 and the latest feature release of Lustre is Lustre 2.0. Both are available from the Whamcloud download page
Community Tools: Existing Whamcloud toolset material and contribution information - needs something better to glue it all together
Lustre patches are available for a number of Linux distributions including RHEL, SLES, Debian. Whamcloud actively maintain a number of patched kernels. These are listed in the Support Matrix page.
Whamcloud provides unparalleled Lustre support. Whamcloud service covers Linux Lustre environments regardless of size, complexity, or type of servers or storage.
community news Lustre User Group 2011, Lustre 2.1 release