[Beowulf] GPFS on Linux (x86)
hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca
Wed Sep 13 20:01:33 PDT 2006
> required that you buy their storage. Also the licensing of
> GPFS was based on the quantity of storage, which I didn't like.
HP's version of Lustre (SFS) is also capacity-licensed
(and I agree, it's a customer-hostile policy.)
> I really don't seem many people discussing the good and bad things
> about the current crop of distributed/shared filesystems. Do
> they sign a contract saying they can disclose any information about
> their operation?
well, if you spend significant money on a commercial product,
and are using/depending on it, it's not attractive to embarass
the vendor in public.
> IBM GPFS
> (Did I forget some).
Lustre/SFS and Redhat GFS, certainly.
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