The OrangeFS Project
is work that revolves around OrangeFS, a scale-out network file system designed for use on high end computing (HEC) systems that provides very high performance access to multi-server based disk storage, in parallel. The OrangeFS server and client are user-level codes, making it very easy to install and manage. It has Optimized MPI-IO support for parallel and distributed applications and is leveraged in production installations and used as a research platform for distributed and parallel storage.
OrangeFS is now part of the Linux kernel as of version 4.6. As this version of the kernel becomes widely available it will simplify the use of parallel storage to Linux applications through OrangeFS.
The OrangeFS project has developed diverse methods of parallel access including the Linux kernel integration, native parallel windows client, HCFS compliant JNI interface to the Hadoop ecosystem of applications, WebDAV for native client access and direct posix compatible libraries for pre-loading or linking.
The OrangeFS project continues to push the envelope of design and file system research while bringing these concepts and principles to production ready releases.