[Beowulf] distributed file storage solution?
agshew at gmail.com
Thu Dec 14 21:39:35 PST 2006
On 12/11/06, Brian D. Ropers-Huilman <brian.ropers.huilman at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/11/06, Craig Tierney <ctierney at hypermall.net> wrote:
> > 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.
> Which is really the bane of all cluster file systems, isn't it? Meta
> data accesses kill performance.
Ceph is a new distributed file system with an interesting way of handling
"Ceph maximizes the separation between data and metadata management by
replacing allocation tables with a pseudo-random data distribution
function (CRUSH) designed for heterogeneous and dynamic clusters of
unreliable object storage devices (OSDs)."
They've got a prototype and quite a few research papers on their site.
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