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OpenSFS Veteran Elected for Second Non-Consecutive Term as Community Representative Director

Annual Election Coincides With 12th Annual Lustre User Group; Focus on New Lustre Markets in Enterprise, Big Data, Cloud

BEAVERTON, OR -- (Marketwired) -- 03/19/14 -- Open Scalable File Systems (OpenSFS), the premier non-profit organization advancing and coordinating the Lustre® file system community, is pleased to announce Stephen Simms, manager of high performance file systems at Indiana University, has been elected Community Representative Director for the 2014 term. Simms is returning to the position after a year hiatus; he had previously served for the 2012 term.

Each year, OpenSFS members elect a Community Representative Director to join the board in governance and stewardship of OpenSFS. The term runs from March to March each year.

"It is an honor to be elected community representative to the OpenSFS board," said Stephen Simms, manager of high performance file systems at Indiana University. "Lustre continues to be a crucial open resource for IU and HPC shops worldwide while seeing wider deployment in the commercial arena. OpenSFS has and will continue to play an important role in the evolving Lustre ecosystem. As this year's occupant of the community board seat, I will do my best to support Lustre's forward motion, represent the members of the Lustre community, and promote broader engagement with the community."

The OpenSFS Board of Directors has issued the following statement: "Simms has a real heart for the Lustre community and a mind for the technology. His passion and expertise have been instrumental to the success of OpenSFS. We're very excited to have him involved again in OpenSFS leadership."

Simms replaces Tommy Minyard, director of Advanced Computing Systems at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), who has served as Community Representative Director for an extremely successful 2013 term. The OpenSFS board of directors would like to sincerely thank Minyard for his exceptional service as a representative and leader of the OpenSFS community.

Registration for attending and sponsoring LUG 2014 is still open. The full event page, including Registration, the full Agenda, and details on location and lodging, can be found here: http://www.opensfs.org/lug14/

About Lustre
The Lustre file system is an open source parallel file system widely deployed at major computational centers worldwide, including many of the Top500. Currently seven of the TOP10 supercomputing sites, and over 60% of TOP100 sites, utilize Lustre. OpenSFS plays a pivotal role in the open source Lustre community, through roadmap definition, funding of feature releases, and key OpenSFS Working Groups, including the Technical Working Group (TWG) defining new Lustre features and path forward, and the Community Development Working Group (CDWG) coordinating execution of development and releases.

About OpenSFS
Open Scalable File Systems, Inc.® is a strong and growing nonprofit organization dedicated to the success of the Lustre® file system. OpenSFS was founded in 2010 to advance Lustre, ensuring it remains vendor-neutral, open, and free. Since its inception, OpenSFS has been responsible for advancing Lustre and delivering new releases on behalf of the open source community. Through working groups, events, and ongoing funding initiatives, OpenSFS harnesses the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation and growth of Lustre worldwide.

* All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. OpenSFS is a registered trademark of Open Scalable Files Systems, Inc. Lustre is a registered trademark of Xyratex Technology, Ltd., in the United States. For more information visit opensfs.org.

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