Fedora Core 4 comes with Global File System

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LINUXWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO: The Fedora Project, a Red Hat-sponsored and community-supported project, today announced the availability of Global File System (GFS) in Fedora Core 4. By making GFS freely available to the open source development community, Red Hat is enabling and encouraging the development of secure, enterprise technologies and providing customers and partners with increased choice.

GFS is a scalable enterprise cluster file system on Linux, supporting up to 256 nodes. The only native 64-bit cluster file system on Linux for enterprise workloads, GFS supports x86, AMD64/EM64T, and Itanium. GFS was a key technology asset Red Hat gained with the acquisition of Sistina Systems in 2003.

After the acquisition Red Hat worked to make the proprietary GFS technology available under the GPL. "Making GFS available to the open source community via Fedora Core is a continuation of the Red Hat model to build broad communities of use to drive innovation," said Paul Cormier, Executive Vice President of Engineering at Red Hat. "GFS is highly valuable technology that now has the opportunity to improve even more rapidly in the open source community."

During the Red Hat Summit in June, Red Hat also announced the availability of Fedora Directory Server, a secure identity management solution.