[Beowulf] Question on hgh performance, low cost Fileserver

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Tue Nov 22 01:25:25 PST 2005


On Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 08:49:09AM +0000, John Hearns wrote:

> Also look at http://www.drbd.org/ which might be the cat's pyjamas for
> this application.

I have a HA NFS server in the rack (dual mini-ITX with a 300 GB 
drive each) which are kept in sync via DRBD. Bonnie++ said something
about 2-3 MByte/s, so mini-ITX are quite underpowered for the application.

I'm going to play with a Sun Fire X2100 with a SATA RAID 1 configuration
(let's see how zfs and Linux RAID compare). These could be useful
building blocks for a distributed file system.

Another approach (suggested by Jeff Waugh) is to use AoE + GFS or
OCFS2.

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