EOFS - European Open File System
The EOFS (European Open File System) was founded 15th December 2010 in Munich as a Non-Profit organization. The purpose of the European Open File System SCE is the promotion and servicing of the member's needs.
- To promote the establishment and adoption of open source parallel file systems, sustain and enhance its quality, capabilities and functionality and ensure that specific requirements of European organizations, institutions and companies are upheld.
- To facilitate the extension of business operations to non-members.
- To initiate projects or to collaborate with existing projects at regional, national, European and international level in order to support Research & Development activities concerning Open File Systems.
- To ensure that engagement and activities with other organizations will not directly or indirectly interfere with the intellectual property or other contractual and legal obligations of its members.
- To operate as a non-profit organization.
The EIOW intends to architect and ultimately implement an open source, upper level I/O middleware system suitable for exa-scale storage. It intends to be primarily motivated by the requirements of the applications, management and system architectures, and to a lesser extent by the constraints and traditions of the storage industry (former website).
Feb 19, 2013 - Xyratex Ltd announced it plans to advance the global Lustre® portfolio by supporting the community-oriented development of Lustre as an open source file system and continuing to work in conjunction with the broader community to help chart the best path forward for this key technology. Xyratex has recently acquired the original Lustre trademark, logo, website and associated intellectual property from Oracle, and will assume responsibility for providing support to Lustre customers going forward.