Cluster File Systems

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For the generic term, see Clustered file system.
Cluster File Systems, Inc.
Industry High Performance Computing
Founded 2001
Founder Peter J. Braam
Headquarters Boulder, Colorado, United States
Key people
Phil Schwan, Eric Barton, Andreas Dilger
Products Lustre file system

Cluster File Systems, Inc. (CFS) was the company that originally developed the Lustre distributed file system. CFS was a privately held company with offices in the United States, and China.

CFS was founded in 2001 by Peter Braam. Customers and partners include Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, the National Nuclear Security Administration, Hewlett-Packard and Cray.

On September 12, 2007, Sun Microsystems signed an agreement to acquire CFS.[1] The acquisition was completed on October 1, 2007.


  1. ^ Sun Microsystems Expands High Performance Computing Portfolio with Definitive Agreement to Acquire Assets of Cluster File Systems, Including the Lustre File System, press release, September 12, 2007.