Why Join

Open source file systems are a core HPC technology, connecting storage and compute systems, key to the performance and scalability of the TOP100 supercomputing sites worldwide and essential in pushing HPC to Exascale levels. Exponential advancements in AI and Machine Learning are also pushing the possibilities of modern file systems, with Lustre® remaining an essential choice for on-prem as well as cloud computing environments.

Lustre® file system is gaining ground in the enterprise environment. Through community input and new or existing working groups, OpenSFS is moving to support this trend as required by the community. In addition, OpenSFS provides a wide array of benefits to the development community:

  • Major events that pull together Lustre file system experts and move forward roadmap discussions
  • Ongoing community development of documentation, training, tools, and outreach as well as engagement of new student and talent development
  • OpenSFS provides a community and forum for open source parallel file system advancement

By joining OpenSFS, you have multiple options for sustaining and furthering the development of open source file systems:

  • Guide the ongoing evolution of the Lustre file system
  • Promote greater awareness
  • Ensure continuous access to LUG conference materials

Help OpenSFS build robust open source file systems for – and under the control of – the HPC community.

Joining the OpenSFS Community is easy; just follow these three steps:

  1. Review the OpenSFS Bylaws. The OpenSFS Handbook is also provided as a reference guide to the Corporation’s policies, guidelines, and other information.
  2. Complete the Participation Agreement and email to OpenSFS Administration
  3. Pay the annual dues for the level of participation you have chosen. Please email OpenSFS Administration for remittance instructions for your preferred method of payment – EFT, ACH, wire, paper check, etc.

Member (User organizations)

  • Help cover costs for ongoing information distribution about Lustre (lustre.org, webinars, etc)
  • Voting rights
  • Eligibility to serve on the Board
  • Eligibility to serve on LUG planning committee
  • Eligibility to participate in requirements gathering
  • Opportunity to host LUG at your site
  • Access and right to use approved Lustre trademark materials
  • Inclusion of member logo on the OpenSFS website and marketing materials
  • Access to OpenSFS member specific email lists
  • Member annual dues are $1,000USD

Participant (Vendor organizations)

  • Support community efforts to promote Lustre and grow the overall Lustre market
  • Create awareness of your Lustre offerings within the Lustre community
  • Opportunities for direct contact with User community
  • Access to community requirements gathering exercise
  • Eligible to attend OpenSFS member meetings
  • Access and right to use approved Lustre trademark materials
  • First priority for sponsoring OpenSFS related events
  • Participant annual dues are $5,000USD