Todd Needham toddn at
Mon Jun 17 15:27:03 PDT 2002

I think he meant to say PVFS, Rob Ross's work.

Todd Needham
Manager, Research Programs Group
Microsoft Research 

-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas Davis [mailto:tadavis at] 
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2002 2:35 PM
To: Ivan Oleynik
Cc: beowulf at
Subject: Re: GPFS from IBM

Ivan Oleynik wrote:
> Has someone had an experience with IBM's GPFS (General Parallel File
> System)? What are its advantages as compared to PBFS.

We use GPFS here..  We've compared a few aspects of it to GPFS on a SP,
and it's interesting.

Now, what is PBFS?  

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