At the 2016 Lustre community BOF we will focus on the recent feature developments and discuss how they will shape the next 5 years of Lustre deployment around the world. Progressive file layouts (PFL) and the ability to scale metadata servers (Distributed Namespace) are among such game-changing features. From financial services, oil and gas, advanced manufacturing, to basic sciences, Lustre is at the heart of many HPC infrastructures and must continue to evolve to support new use cases. We will explore these use cases and discuss the Lustre roadmap for meeting the requirements they present.
The session will include a town hall meeting open to all BOF participants. Open Scalable File Systems and the European Open File Systems Cooperative will provide initial discussion topics focusing on a brief set of challenges. The list of challenges will be compiled by the OpenSFS and EOFS by polling the community before the BOF. These challenges will then be posed to our attendants by the BOF session leaders to initiate an open floor discussion for their view of how Lustre needs to evolve to meet these requirements.