[Beowulf] distributed file storage solution?
ctierney at hypermall.net
Mon Dec 11 19:26:58 PST 2006
Mark Hahn wrote:
>> You can look into OpenAFS but be warned that you have to know
>> infrastructure software quite well (LDAP+kerberos). It's
>> cross-platform, can
>> be distributed but don't think it's up to multiple writes on different
>> mirrors though.
> and Lustre is parallel, high-performing and somewhat reliable/FT, but is
> not decent/distributed (it's client-server).
Lustre supports redundant meta-data servers (MDS) and failover for the
object-storage servers (OSS). However, "high-performing" is relative.
Great at streaming data, not at meta-data.
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