Session: M03: Lustre: A Scalable, High-Performance Distributed File System
  Title: M3: Lustre: A Scalable, High-Performance Distributed File System
  Chair: Radhika Vullikanti (Cluster File Systems, Inc. )
  Time: Monday, November 17, 8:30AM - 5:00PM
  Rm #: 19-20
  Radhika Vullikanti (Cluster File Systems, Inc.), Thomas M. Ruwart (University of Minnesota), Robert Read (Cluster File Systems, Inc.)
  Content-Level: 25% Introductory 50% Intermediate 25% Advanced

Abstract: Lustre is a scalable and high-performance distributed file system. It is a highly modular next generation storage architecture that combines established, open standards, the Linux operating system, an open networking API and innovative protocols into a reliable, network-neutral data storage and retrieval solution.

This tutorial is aimed at providing a discussion of the object based storage devices and intelligent storage devices followed by a high-level overview of the Lustre file system accompanied with some in-depth discussion of some design concepts that make up this innovative file system.

The tutorial will be interesting to a broad audience it will be useful for anyone just curious about Lustre, academia interested in the design concepts behind this high-performance file system, hardware manufacturers interested in development of intelligent storage devices and customers who might be exploring various storage solutions for their cluster installations.

The audience participating in this tutorial is expected to be familiar with basic file system concepts and UNIX shell driven work for the hands-on sessions. A laptop with wireless or ethernet networking and an SSH client will be required for the hands-on session of this tutorial.
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