SOURCE: Whamcloud

April 12, 2011 06:01 ET

Bull and Whamcloud Extend Strategic Lustre(C) Partnership

In Partnership With Whamcloud, Bull to Enhance Support and Professional Services for Lustre Customers Worldwide

DANVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 12, 2011) - Whamcloud, a venture-backed company formed from worldwide high-performance computing (HPC) storage industry veterans, announced today an extended strategic partnership with the European Information Technology company Bull. Under the new agreement Bull will enhance its support and professional services to Lustre customers worldwide. Lustre users will now have access to Bull's complete range of services starting from building scalable and highly available architectures, up to effective deployment and service level agreement (SLA) driven operations and support.

The agreement builds on the existing technology partnership between the two companies and enables Bull to leverage its long experience and deep knowledge in Lustre technology to provide validation and optimization of Lustre on Bull's Extreme Computing bullx systems, integration with the bullx supercomputer suite HPC software stack, plus further development of Lustre's administration and high availability functionality.

"Parallel file system architecture and deployment are critical to the availability, scalability and performance required for high performance computing HPC applications. Combining Bull's long track record of providing professional class support and deployment services with Whamcloud's high level of product expertise in Lustre will provide HPC customers with an unparalleled level of service," said Eric Monchalin, HPC Software Director at Bull.

"Building on the strong response our customers had with our initial Bull partnership announcement, this expanded partnership takes it to another level, allowing Lustre users around the world access to Bull's well known hardware and support and services. We're excited for what this means for Lustre technology," said Brent Gorda, CEO of Whamcloud.

About Whamcloud
Whamcloud is a venture-backed company formed from worldwide high-performance computing (HPC) storage industry veterans focused on enabling unprecedented application scaling and information insight through the evolution of HPC storage technologies in collaboration with the world's most scalable computing centers.

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