Inside Advanced Scale Challenges|Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Fujitsu Joins OpenSFS 

Open Scalable File Systems, Inc. (OpenSFS) is announcing Fujitsu has joined OpenSFS. Fujitsu is the world’s fourth largest IT services provider and is the joint developer of the K computer, the world’s fastest supercomputer in 2011. Fujitsu is joining OpenSFS at the Supporter Level, which provides organizations the ability to vote on the OpenSFS stack of software as well as participate in working groups.

Fujitsu is also a Gold Sponsor of the Lustre User Group (LUG) in Tokyo, taking place October 17, 2013.

“We are very excited to welcome Fujitsu, a perennial leader of the TOP10 supercomputing sites list,” said Galen Shipman, OpenSFS Chairman. “Fujitsu pushes Lustre to extreme limits, while maintaining famously high quality standards for its users. So their membership provides even more strength and support to the growth of Lustre worldwide.”

The K computer, which is jointly developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu, is part of the High-Performance Computing Infrastructure (HPCI) initiative led by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Configuration of the K computer began in September 2010.

The “K” in K computer comes from the Japanese kanji letter “Kei” which means ten peta or 10 to the 16th power. And the logo for the K computer is based on the Japanese kanji letter Kei. In its original sense, “Kei” expresses a large gateway, and “it is hoped that the system will be a new gateway to computational science.”

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