DDN - maybe a good place for Lustre
I've always liked DDN as a company and also their people and products, hopefully they'll keep Opensource Lustre open and the other providers will be able to continue.
HPC storage supplier DDN has bought Intel's Lustre file system business, including its dev teams and support contracts. Intel bought its way into the parallel file system world by gobbling Lustre developer and supporter Whamcloud in 2012. This was positioned as an aspect of Intel's ambitions to be a bigger player in super- …
Indeed. The dual support model is becoming more common.
Look at PBSPro - they opensourced, and have a dual model of
*) you can't justify paying for support or you do not want to? Fine! Use the open source and you will help to keep the community on a wide base and help with enthusiasm on mailing lists (etc)
*) You want a supported product? Well here you are. And here's a number to call when you need us.
Look at Redhat / CentOS also. I don't think that Redhat have lost much if any revenue with CentOS. They have kept many big name institutes 'in the fold' so to speak, whi were never going to spring for thousands of RHEL or Redhat Desktop licenses.
> and, at least, this tech. wasn't shelved.
And that's why Open Source.
OK, this deal was for DDN to acquire personnel with skills and maintenance contracts.
But in general having Open Source means that a project can be revived if someone thinks the effort justifies it.
I would also mention Gridengine here.
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