You knew something like this could happen … but probably, like most others, you never thought it really would. Unfortunately, it appears to have happened.
The technologies in Oracle’s HPC quiver include SGE (aka GridEngine), Lustre, and several others.
Lustre really doesn’t have use cases outside of HPC storage. The SGE product largely doesn’t have use cases outside of HPC (though you could use it in some fairly creative ways).
We have customers with business dependencies on SGE. I need a read on this to see if SGE will continue, be abandoned, or revert to the community. Anyone who knows for certain, please, feel free to speak up.
Same with Lustre. This one is concerning me a bit. We have customers with business dependencies and requirements for it. I know that Whamcloud just started up, and we have been working with Clusterstor. We need a read on whether or not Lustre is going to survive this HPC stand-down. Possibly Oracle will invest in Whamcloud using Lustre IP? I dunno (BTW: thats a WAG on my part)