Omnibond In The News
On this page we chronicle news and
events affecting Omnibond currently and
in the past. As items are presented in chronological order, those at the top of
the queue may also be featured on
Mar 14, 2014
Hadoop Support Added
New Release Enables MapReduce
to Run On OrangeFS
to Run On OrangeFS
The latest version of OrangeFS (Version 2.8.8), introduces client support for Hadoop MapReduce. The OrangeFS Hadoop Client allows you to run Apache Hadoop version 1.2.1, while replacing Hadoop's HDFS file system with OrangeFS. Combining these two open-source products permits massive computations on the petabyte scale with more flexibility. Additionally, OrangeFS permits modification of data within the file system. Get this new version at the OrangeFS.org Download Page.
Oct 16, 2013
Traveling To LinuxCon In Scotland
Join the OrangeFS Team and Omnibond at the Edinburgh International Conference Center for this year's LinuxCon Europe (October 21-23). Omnibond is a Bronze Sponsor at this key event where developers, system administrators, architects and all levels of technical talent gather in Europe under one roof for education and collaboration to further the Linux platform.
Come see us in the exhibit hall (Booth #9). Members of our development group will be on hand to answer your questions about the scalable software storage solution for HPC and Big Data. See you there!
Sponsoring, Speaking in Research Triangle
Next up: Keynotes, talks, tutorials and networking opportunities at All Things Open (October 23-24) in Raleigh, NC, where the meeting theme will be Open Source in the Enterprise. Omnibond's own Boyd Wilson will present "OrangeFS: Next Generation Parallel Scale-Out File System."
OrangeFS is a proud sponsor of this forum for open source innovation. We'll also be available in the exhibit hall. Be sure to come by and see us in Booth #14.
Sep 9, 2013
Hadoop and OrangeFS
New HPCwire Article Highlights Performance Gains
OrangeFS has the ability to replace HDFS as the file system for Hadoop MapReduce. While running in this configuration the Hadoop MapReduce code does not need any modifications to run.
As explained in this technical article published on HPCwire.com, recent tests performed at Clemson University achieved a 25 percent improvement in Apache Hadoop Terasort run times by replacing the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) with an OrangeFS configuration using dedicated servers.
Sep 6, 2013
Omnibond a Sponsor at This Year's LinuxCon in New Orleans
Join the OrangeFS Team and Omnibond at the Hyatt New Orleans for this year's LinuxCon North America (September 16-18). Omnibond is a Bronze Sponsor at this leading annual technical conference in the Linux collaboration and education space. LinuxCon features top speaking talent, a cross-section of the leading players in the Linux community, innovative and timely content, and a wide variety of opportunities for attendee collaboration.
Be sure to stop by our exhibit booth. Several members of our development group will be on hand to discuss current and upcoming features of OrangeFS, the scalable software storage soulution for HPC and Big Data.
LinuxCon is the place to learn from the best and the brightest, delivering content from the leading maintainers, developers and project leads in the Linux community and from around the world. See you there!
Jun 3, 2013
Charlotte Hosts Open Source Community
For The SouthEast LinuxFest
We'll stay a little closer to home for our next road trip when we travel to the Southeast LinuxFest in Charlotte, NC (June 8-10). OrangeFS is a Bronze Sponsor at this familiar gathering of our Southeast Linux community. Be sure to catch the Saturday afternoon session where our own Boyd Wilson will present OrangeFS: Next Generation Parallel Scale-out File System. He'll be speaking in the "Cloud Stack" room at 5:15 pm. Also be sure to come by our exhibit table to visit and discuss OrangeFS features, both new and upcoming.
The Southeast LinuxFest is a community event for anyone who wants to learn more about Linux and Free and Open Source software.
It is part educational conference and part social gathering. Like Linux itself, it is shared with attendees of all skill levels to benefit all who
use Linux/Free and Open Source Software.
See your there!
May 7, 2013
OrangeFS in the Cloud
The availability of OrangeFS on AWS Marketplace offers customers the simplicity of Running Big Data, HPC and other high-performance and data-intensive applications on AWS. With the ease of 1-Click Launch for a Single Instance (1.28TB) or advanced options to leverage the AWS Marketplace OrangeFS AMIs in 4-Instance (5TB), 8-Instance (10TB) or 16-Instance (20TB) configurations, customers can build High Performing Cloud File Systems for demanding I/O applications in minutes.Get these new product offerings at AWS MarketPlace.
May 7, 2013
We're Headed For Texas
Once again, we're dusting off our cowboy boots and heading to the Lone Star State for Texas Linux Fest 2013 (May 31-Jun 1) at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin.
Omnibond, a Silver Sponsor and the OrangeFS Team are exhibiting and presenting! Anyone interested in Free and Open Source software is encouraged to enjoy a host of authoritative speakers—including Omnibond's own Boyd Wilson, who will present Saturday (5 p.m. in Track E) on one of our latest developments, OrangeFS for Big Data and the Amazon Cloud.
Stop by our booth in the expo hall for free materials and handouts and the answers to any question you may have about OrangeFS.
See you in Austin, partner!
Apr 10, 2013
OrangeFS! ...in the Great Northwest
The OrangeFS and Omnibond teams will attend this year's LinuxFest Northwest (April 27-28) on the campus of Bellingham Technical College in Washington State.
OrangeFS is a Gold Sponsor at this grassroots, inexpensive event, organized by people just like you. Be sure to look us up in the Exhibition Hall. Stop by our booth to learn about our latest projects, including the ability to automate deployment of OrangeFS in the Cloud, leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Heat project for OpenStack.
The slogan for this year's LFNW says it all: It's about the community! The conference features Linux and open source experts and aficionados sharing their experience and enthusiasm with a wide variety of free and open source technologies. As in previous years, there are plenty of tracks and sessions, and to top last years 1200 attendees, the 2013 event will be held in a new building with a larger exhibition hall and bigger presentation rooms.
The Great Northwest is beckoning. See you there!
Mar 14, 2013
Planning to attend the Palmetto Open Source Conference in Columbia, SC? If you are, then be sure to look us up!
The OrangeFS and Omnibond teams will be manning Table 15
at this year's POSSCON (Mar 27-28), joining some of the best and brightest companies and minds in the
Open Source community.
OrangeFS is a Gold Sponsor and our own Boyd Wilson will be
presenting on the first day of the conference. Come to this session to learn some of the most leading edge
techniques for using OrangeFS with Hadoop for big data analytics, including data aggregation. It will also cover automated deployment of OrangeFS in the Cloud
using Cloud Formation Templates and Cloud Init, leveraged by Amazon Web Services
and the Heat project for OpenStack. You'll even get a sneak peek
at the latest OrangeFS Roadmap. See you there!
Feb 19, 2013
California, Here We Come
What better place to spend February than in sunny California?
Los Angeles: SCALE 11x
The OrangeFS Team and Omnibond is attending—and presenting—at the Southern California Annual Linux Expo (Feb 24-25) at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel. As the first-of-the-year Linux software expo in North America, SCALE 11x expects to host more than 100 exhibitors, including Omnibond in Booth #63. Anyone interested in Free and Open Source software is encouraged to enjoy a host of authoratative speakers—including Omnibond's own Boyd Wilson, who will present Saturday, 11:30 in the Century AB room. Stop by to ask us about new improvements and features in the latest release of OrangeFS.
Santa Clara: STRATA
If you are into Big Data, look for us also in Santa Clara at the O'Reilly Strata Conference (Feb 26-28). OrangeFS is a proud sponsor at this year's West Coast Strata event, where the leading minds in big data converge to map out the future, share their experiences and expertise, and learn from the people driving the data revolution. The OrangeFS Team and Omnibond will also be exibiting in Kiosk #P11. Stop by to see how well OrangeFS is suited to provide your scale-out storage for Big Data and enterprise computing.
Jan 29, 2013
Join Us Feb 3-7
In Salt Lake City
Our Identity Management and OrangeFS teams travel next to BrainShare 2013 (Feb 3-7), in Salt Lake City, Utah, the IT conference for products and services by Novell, NetIQ and SUSE. As a development partner of Novell and NetIQ, Omnibond makes and supports a wide range of software drivers that enable NetIQ Identity Manager to connect to applications running on mainframe, midrange, Linux and UNIX platforms. Or if your interest is in Linux and network file systems, talk to us about OrangeFS, the
Prizes include 3 Beats Wireless™ headphone sets.
Open Source scale-out storage solution for Cloud and Big-Data computing. To learn more, stop by our booth (#501), located at the front entrance of the exhibit hall, anytime during the conference.
We also plan to give away three beautiful Beats Wireless headphone sets. For your chance to win one, just pick up an Omnibond drink coaster at our booth to have your number entered in the free drawing, which will take place on "Margaritaville" Meet The Experts night (Tuesday, Feb 5).
Nov 6, 2012
Omnibond Is Ready For SC12!
Don't miss the HPC event of the year (Nov 10-16), which will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah. For 24 years, the Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking Storage and Analysis has been a gathering for the best and brightest minds in supercomputing for technical papers, tutorials, exhibits, posters and speakers.
New Omnibond Man flying one of many prizes to be given out.
You can also expect a follow-up to the Omnibond Man Lego® minifigure we handed out at last year's event. Be on the lookout for this year's all-new collectible—plus several additional Lego kit giveaways, including two Star Wars mega projects!
Omnibond will give away one of those prizes when it hosts a special OrangeFS Drop-In on Thursday at 3:30 P.M. in Room 155-B. We also are sponsoring this year's Beowulf Bash on Monday night. On the exihibit floor, you'll find us in Booth 4426.
Oct 19, 2012
The OrangeFS and Omnibond teams travel next to the Strata Conference (Oct 23-25) in New York City. OrangeFS is a sponsor at this O'Reilly-hosted event, which focuses on the changes brought to technology and business by big data, data science, and pervasive computing. This year, Strata has joined forces with Hadoop World to create the largest gathering of the Apache Hadoop community in the world.
New Omnibond collectible.
At this year's show, we are introducing a new Big Data solution currently under development, nick-named Grace Under Pressure. It combines the scalable grace of OrangeFS with the data-intensive pressure of Hadoop. To learn more about it—and to get our latest Lego® minifigure—be sure to visit us at Kiosk #60.
Sep 27, 2012
Next stop for the OrangeFS Team and Omnibond is Columbus, Ohio for the tenth annual Ohio LinuxFest (August 29-31). OrangeFS is a sponsor at this annual event, hosted by an active community of Linux professionals and enthusiasts. As with all Linux gatherings, anyone interested in Free and Open Source software is encouraged to enjoy a host of authoratative speakers—including Omnibond's own Boyd Wilson—and a large exposition.
And be sure to visit us at Table #3 to learn more about the power of OrangeFS.
Aug 13, 2012
Join the OrangeFS Team and Omnibond in San Diego for this year's LinuxCon North America (August 29-31). Omnibond is a sponsor at this leading annual technical conference in the Linux collaboration and education space. LinuxCon features top speaking talent, a cross-section of the leading players in the Linux community, innovative and timely content, a wide variety of opportunities for attendee collaboration.
We will also be on the exhibit floor in Booth #134. Stop by to see us and to learn about the new improvements and features added in the latest release of OrangeFS.
Jul 26, 2012
Headed For Texas (Linux Fest,
Come see us in San Antonio, where the OrangeFS Team and Omnibond plans to attend the Texas Linux Fest (August 3-4). OrangeFS will be a sponsor at this third annual Linux and open source software event for Texas and the surrounding region. The program's agenda, which includes beginner, intermediate and advance sessions, targets Linux business and home users, developers and newcomers alike.
We'll be setting up shop on the exhibit floor in Booth #27. Stop by to see us and to learn about the new improvements and features added in the latest release of OrangeFS.
Jul 3, 2012
Open Source Presciption: OSCON 2012
Join the OrangeFS Team, Omnibond and the world's open source pioneers, builders, and innovators in Portland, Oregon for OSCON 12 (July 16-20). Learn about open development, challenge your assumptions, and fire up your brain. For 14 years, OSCON has been the gathering place for the entire open source community. It's where all the pieces of the open platform come together. Unlike other conferences that focus entirely on one language or part of the stack, OSCON deals with the open source ecosystem in its entirety, exactly as you approach it in your work. And when you get there, be sure to stop by and see us in Booth P4.
Jun 22, 2012
New OrangeFS Release Will
Red Hat Summit
Omnibond To Sponsor Again
Just like they did last year, Omnibond and the OrangeFS Team are headed for the Red Hat Summit and JBoss World (June 26-29) with a new release of the parallel file system powered by PVFS. OrangeFS 2.8.6 (more about the release) features a significant number of the next-generation improvements that were still in development during our last visit to Boston. The Red Hat Summit and JBoss World are the premier open source technology events to showcase the latest and greatest in cloud computing, platform, virtualization, middleware, storage, and systems management technologies. If you make it to this year's Summit, remember to look us up in the exhibit hall. We'll be in booth number 2723.
Jun 18, 2012
OrangeFS 2.8.6 Released
Introducing New Web Pack
Now OrangeFS is even better. With the June 18 release of
Version 2.8.6, custom-
ers will see significant improvements in performance—especially with small files and unaligned requests, extended Linux Kernel support (including 3.x) and new Direct Interface libraries for POSIX and low-level system calls to seamlessly integrate with OrangeFS.
With this significant update, the project team also announces support for WebDAV and S3 in the initial offering of Web Pack, a separate download that will expand in future releases to include a rich toolkit for Web-based communications with OrangeFS. Get these new packages now at the OrangeFS.org Download Page.
Jun 18, 2012
Omnibond Joins Linux Foundation
It was just a matter of time before we became official members of The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, the largest collaborative development project in the history of computing. Read The Announcement
May 28, 2012
Join Us For SE LinuxFest 2012
OrangeFS is supporting this year's Charlotte, NC, gathering of the SouthEast Linux community as a Gold Sponsor. Come by our exhibit table to see how easy it is to build a contiguous single-name space file system—scalable from two Linux boxes to a room full of storage servers. You'll also learn about the new features in our upcoming 2.8.6 release.
The Southeast LinuxFest (June 8-10) is a community event for anyone who wants to learn more about Linux and Free and Open Source software. It is part educational conference and part social gathering. Like Linux itself, it is shared with attendees of all skill levels to benefit all who use Linux/Free and Open Source Software.
Apr 10, 2012
At Symposium On
The The 28th IEEE Conference on Massive Data Storage (Apr 16-20), this year in Pacific Grove, CA, will dedicate a full week to computer storage technology. The symposium will include a day of tutorials, two days of invited papers, and two days of peer-reviewed, research papers.
The tutorials, which will focus on five important distributed file systems, include OrangeFS as taught by Dr. Walt Ligon, founder and chief architect. As the conference Web site plainly states, "Whether you are an implementer, a decision maker, or both, this day will be an investment in your career." Also be sure to stop by and see the OrangeFS team at Table 5 on the exposition floor.
Mar 13, 2012
Stop By and See Us
in New York...
The OrangeFS Team is exhibiting at GigaOM's Structure:Data Conference (Mar 21-22). The conference explores technical and business opportunities spurred by the growth of big data, including storage needs, data analysis and new revenues. Read more about who's attending.
Feb 24, 2012
New White Paper
Read about the new OrangeFS Reference Architecture, configured and tested on Dell's solutions for high-performance, data-intensive applications, such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), oil and gas simulations, and genomics. Dell features the paper on its LHC Project Site with a detailed summary page, which includes the direct PDF link to the document.
Feb 22, 2012
Look for us in Santa Clara at the O'Reilly Strata Conference (Feb 28 - Mar 1). The OrangeFS Team will be on the Exhibit Floor in Booth #718. Strata is for developers, data scientists, data analysts, CIOs and IT professionals. Read more about who will be attending.
Jan 31, 2012
New OrangeFS Release
The OrangeFS Team released updates (version 2.8.5) on January 31 for OrangeFS and its Windows Client. Both are available for download at the OrangeFS.org Download Page. Version 2.8.5 provides many bug fixes and stability enhancements, including kernel module support for newer kernels.
Nov 21, 2011
Video: Dr. Walt Ligon Presents OrangeFS Overview, Roadmap at SC11
View this informative presentation, featured on HPC community pages Dell, a strategic partner of the OrangeFS team.
Nov 18, 2011
Article: “Parallel File System OrangeFS Starts to Build a Following”
The growing popularity of OrangeFS was featured in this article on HPCwire.com, the highly acclaimed online news authority for the high-performance computing industry.
Nov 9, 2011
Join Us In Seattle For The HPC
Event Of The Year!
Be sure to get your ‘O-Man’.
Look for us on the exhibit floor, including the Clemson University and Omnibond booths, and in two sponsored events—the OrangeFS BOF and the Beowulf Bash!
This year's International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis SC11 (Nov 12-18) will be a busy one for OrangeFS and Omnibond.
OrangeFS will be highlighted in several partner exhibits, including Clemson University (booth #5401) and Dell (booth #2040), with a presentation by Dr. Walt Ligon, founding PVFS/OrangeFS Architect. Come visit the Omnibond exhibit (booth #128) and learn more about OrangeFS, including its new Windows connectivity and the upcoming Version 2.9 release.
Omnibond will also sponsor the popular Beowulf Bash (Nov 14, 9 PM, Seattle Aquarium) and the OrangeFS BOF (Nov 15, 5:30 PM, Room TCC 202), which is titled OrangeFS/PVFS: Developments, Direction and Discussion. We also will bring a variety of free handouts, including product literature and several new T-Shirt designs featuring OrangeFS.
And don't miss the introduction of -Man, the Lego® minifigure for OrangeFS. What's the easiest way to get one? By attending the OrangeFS BOF. We'll see you there!
Oct 19, 2011
Dinner and an iPad2
Drawing Winner Announced
Eric Andersen accepts iPad 2 from Ray Keys, Marketing Manager for Omnibond, at BrainShare 2011.
Omnibond recently participated in BrainShare (Oct 10-14, 2011), highlighting its partnership with Novell and NetIQ on the exhibit floor. Leading up to the show, we encouraged others to attend by offering a special registration code that added a $50 dinner certificate to use at the annual Salt Lake City event. Each attendee using the code was also entered into a drawing for a free iPad 2! Winner Eric Andersen is shown above.
Sep 28, 2011
OrangeFS Adds Windows Client to Next-Gen Parallel File System
now offers transparent,
native access through a Windows Client
With the new Windows Client, harnessing the power and speed of OrangeFS is as simple or as powerful as you need it to be. For scale-out storage access from the Windows platform, simply map a network drive. For high-performance parallel computing, get full programmatic access with standard parallel programming APIs, such as MPICH2. Authentication and user mapping include LDAP and X.509 certificates.
Jul 8, 2011
Blackboard Driver Featured At BbWorld 2011
The Omnibond Team travels to Las Vegas this week, where the education and IT communities converge to experience the latest offerings in education software from Blackboard, Inc.
Omnibond is featuring its recent contributions to Novell Identity Manager that enable users across all key components of an educational institution's online operations to be synchronized. This includes the Blackboard driver and three custom Scripting Driver connections to various Google collaborative tools..
Apr 22, 2011
Enjoy A Free Dinner And Enter To Win
An iPad 2
Planning to attend this year's BrainShare? (Oct 10-14, 2011) Don't miss out on a free dinner. The first 200 people who use our special code "omnibond" to register will receive a $50 certificate to a popular restaurant near the convention: The Blue Iguana, Squatters, Spencers or Red Rock Brewing. You'll also be entered in a drawing for a free iPad 2!
To claim your free dinner and enter the drawing, just type "omnibond" into the Registration Code field when you sign up for BrainShare. Then, to improve your odds for that free iPad 2, spread the word.
We'll enter your name two more times for each person who uses our code as a result of your referral. Just send the name(s) of anyone you tell about this offer to email@example.com before they register.
Apr 22, 2011
New OrangeFS Release To
Red Hat Summit
Next stop: Boston. We'll be there, championing the promise for Open Source parallel file systems with our newly released OrangeFS 2.8.4. If you make it to this year's Summit, just remember our booth number is 411.
Red Hat Summit/JBoss World brings together engineers, decision makers, developers, and community enthusiasts for the latest in cloud computing, platform, virtualization, middleware, and business technologies.
Apr 22, 2011
Omnibond Creates New Driver for Novell
To complement its recent release of Identity Manager 4.0 Advanced Edition, Novell released a new Standard Edition on April 19. Omnibond's numerous driver enhancements to this market-leading solution included an entirely new driver that enables a Blackboard Learn system to synchronize its account data with Identity Manager.
Feb 24, 2011
OrangeFS Highlighted at
Jeff Darcy had some positive things to say about the goals for OrangeFS. In his article, Checking out the Competition, he discussed what he learned about the next generation of PVFS during his visit to FAST '11.
Feb 11, 2011
OrangeFS Sponsors FAST '11!
In addition to sponsoring this annual gathering of file and storage system professionals, our team is conducting a poster session titled OrangeFS: Advancing PVFS, which examines the evolution and release of OrangeFS as a code branch of PVFS. Preview the Poster
Visit orangefs.org to download the special SC10 releases of OrangeFS:
Jan 20, 2011
New Division Launch
Omnibond's latest venture, TrafficVision, will focus on innovation in the transportation industry. Click here to view our new website featuring next-generation products for traffic monitoring.
Nov 11, 2010
Thank You For Joining Us
In New Orleans for SC10!
International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis
The recent SC10 (Nov 13-19, 2010) was a must-attend event for discovering the latest breakthroughs in applied supercomputing.
The Clemson Partnership is a consortium of advocates for cyber-enabled research— anchored by the University's internationally ranked Palmetto Cluster, which runs on the OrangeFS high-performance parallel file system.
Visit the SC10 Web site for a review of all the news and information that was shared.
Visit orangefs.org to download the special SC10 releases of OrangeFS:
Nov 11, 2010
Novell Releases Identity Manager 4.0
As part of the general release of Identity Manager 4.0 this October, Omnibond included several enhancements to the suite of drivers it develops for Novell's market-leading identity management solution.