• Lustre

  • Lustre is a parallel distributed file system used in large cluster computing environments. The name Lustre is derived from Linux and cluster.

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Lustre file system

The Lustre parallel file system is characterized by very high throughput performance and very good scalability. It has been used productively by the SCC on various HPC systems since the beginning of 2005. The HPC systems operated by the SCC and using Lustre are currently the research high performance computers (ForHLR I and ForHLR II) and the state computer bwUniCluster. Currently, there are a total of 10 Lustre file systems on these HPC systems with a storage capacity of 9573 TiB, 61 servers, and 2600 clients.

Further information can be found in the user guides for the various HPC systems.

Lustre article

A very good introduction to Lustre in German language was created at KIT as part of a student research project. It can be found here.

More general information about Lustre can also be found in this article, which was also published in RZ-News in September 2005.

Lustre lectures

Information about experiences with the administration as well as the usage of Lustre can be found in the following presentations: